The Department of Radiology & Radiological Sciences


Success and opportunity set apart the Vanderbilt University Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program. Opportunity is afforded in a broad range of academic endeavors. Success can be measured by examination results and fellowship and employment appointments. The career path of the Vanderbilt radiology resident has no limitations; the choice is that of the resident.

The Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences offers appointments that begin July 1 and are renewable yearly, subject to satisfactory performance and progress during the previous year. All residents must have first fulfilled the clinical year requirement as defined by the American Board of Radiology. All residents are then required to spend a full four years in diagnostic radiology in order to obtain American Board of Radiology certification.

The residency training program is designed to provide graded instruction and responsibility ranging from an introduction to the basics at the start of the first year, to clinical observation in preparation for evening and night call, and concluding with intense preparation for the American Board of Radiology examination.

A clear advantage of this training program is the proximity of the major centers. The Vanderbilt University Hospital including the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, The Vanderbilt Clinic, and the Veterans Administration Medical Center are all located on campus within a short walk of one another. The one exception is the Meharry Medical College rotation which is within a 10 minute drive from the Vanderbilt campus. Residents from every service can readily participate in all departmental conferences, lectures, meetings, and special events. All residents attend the radiological pathology correlative course at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP), usually in their third year.

Research opportunities are supported by a widely published senior faculty and a radiological sciences division, as well as an animal laboratory equipped for angiography. Secretarial, photographic, and editorial support staff are also available.


Applications are accepted exclusively through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Contact the student affairs office or Dean's Office of your medical school for instruction on how to apply through ERAS. Prior graduates contact their medical school of graduation. Foreign medical graduates contact the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

The application (through ERAS) must include your Dean's letter, official medical school transcript, three letters of recommendation from physicians in your medical center, and USMLE scores.

For information about the program or application process, contact:
Residency Program Coordinator
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Department of Radiology & Radiological Sciences
Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program
1161 21st Avenue South
Medical Center North, Suite CCC-1121
Nashville, TN 37232-2675
(615) 322-3780 

  Thomas S. Dina, M.D. 

Chief, Division of Neuroradiology
Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program
Associate Professor of Radiology

  Edwin Donnelly, M.D., PhD.

Associate Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program
Assistant Professor of Radiology & Radiological Sciences

  David S. Taber, M.D.

Assistant Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program
Assistant Professor, Radiology, Radiological Sciences & Emergency Medicine


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