Clinical Training

The medical campus, located on Duke’s beautiful undergraduate campus, includes Duke Hospital (a 1,000-bed tertiary and quaternary care hospital), Duke Central Tower (a 350-bed, 11-story bed tower addition), Duke Medicine Pavilion (a critical care and surgery expansion with 160 high acuity beds, 16 operating rooms, and the Duke Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Center), Duke Cancer Center, Duke Eye Center, Duke Children’s Hospital, and Duke Outpatient Clinics.

Duke Radiology is a highly specialized, full-service department, committed to providing outstanding care 24 hours a day utilizing state-of-the-art technology and subspecialty expertise.

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David Peterson, M.D.

Class of 2021

“Duke Radiology is an amazing place to train. The teaching is excellent, including the one-on-one instruction that we get during readouts and the fantastic group lectures. Independent call is crucial to becoming a capable and confident radiologist. And the volume and diversity of cases we see at Duke ensures that anyone who trains here will be ready to thrive in any practice setting.”

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Robert Heider, M.D.

Class of 2021

“I really like the graduated responsibility Duke offers, as we get more comfortable and confident in our training. Dr. Johnson is an excellent advocate for the residents and she is one of the best positives for the program.”

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James Tamas, M.D.

Class of 2021

“I like the unique combination of highly varied and challenging pathology, ample volume, and a rigorous teaching curriculum coupled with the fact that we maintain independent after-hours, night, and weekend call. I think it is essential for producing exceptional radiologists.”

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Marybeth Nedrud, M.D., Ph.D.

Class of 2023

“I chose Duke for residency because I wanted to receive world class training in radiology and research, while working within a community that emphasizes personal health and growth. The learning environment at Duke challenges me to become a better physician on a daily basis, but also gives me the support I need to develop into a well-rounded person outside of the reading room.”

Clinical Rotations

Each year, residents rotate through thirteen clinical rotations. Please explore the table below and scroll to the right to see the full clinical curriculum.

wdt_ID Rotation 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
1 R1/PGY-2 Body CT Breast Cardiothoracic/CVI Cardiothoracic/CVI GI (Fluoroscopy) MSK Neuroradiology/Procedures Neuroradiology Nuclear Medicine Pediatric Ultrasound VIR VA (Chest/MSK)
3 R2/PGY-3 Body CT Breast Cardiothoracic/CVI Cardiothoracic/CVI Nuclear Medicine/Night Float MSK Neuroradiology Neuroradiology Nuclear Medicine/Night Float Pediatric Ultrasound VIR VA (Flouro/MSK MR)
4 R3/PGY-4 Body CT Breast Body MR Cardiothoracic/CVI GI (Fluoroscopy) MSK Float Neuroradiology Nuclear Medicine Pediatric VA (CT) VIR VA (MR/US)
5 R4/PGY-5 Research/Clinical Elective Research/Clinical Elective Research/Clinical Elective Research/Clinical Elective Research/Clinical Elective Research/Clinical Elective Research/Clinical Elective Research/Clinical Elective Nuclear Medicine Research/Clinical Elective Research/Clinical Elective Research/Clinical Elective VA (Procedures)
6 Fellowship/PGY-6 Fellowship Fellowship Fellowship Fellowship Fellowship Fellowship Fellowship Fellowship Fellowship Fellowship Fellowship Fellowship Fellowship
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Call Shifts

Duke Radiology prides itself in maintaining independent call when residents render high quality preliminary interpretations, significantly directing patient care and influencing outcomes without the supervision of an attending. We believe this is a unique strength of our program that allows our residents to mature into independent radiologists, ready to hit the ground running following graduation. Call shifts are structured so that residents have graduated responsibilities as they progress through residency, eventually becoming prepared and confident to take autonomous call.

R1 / PGY-2 Call Shifts Expand

Service Day

R2 / PGY-3 Call Shifts Expand

Weekend

Service Day

Box Shift

Junior Day

Evening

Late shifts

Box Shift

Overnight

Junior Nights

R3/4 / PGY-4/5 Call Shifts Expand

Weekend

Service Day

Second Senior Day

Senior Day

Evening

Late shifts

Swing Shift (average 3 weeks during R3/PGY-4 and 1-2 weeks during R4/PGY-5):

Overnight

Senior Nights (average 3 weeks during R3/PGY-4 and 1-2 weeks during R4/PGY-5):

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Applying To Duke

Imagine your future at Duke Radiology!

We sincerely hope that you will consider joining our Duke Radiology community. Please click on the link below to learn about our application and interview process. We also encourage you to contact us for more information about our program.

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