Dear Radiology Residency Applicants,
Welcome to the Stanford University Radiology Residency Program website!
As the new chiefs for the 2017-2018 year, we are thrilled that you are interested in learning more about our program! Although we believe that we have one of the most outstanding training program in the country, we are constantly looking for ways to make it even better. A couple years ago, we named our new Program Director, Dr. Payam Massaband, who has worked tirelessly and passionately toward improving our residency education and clinical excellence. Since then, it has truly been an exciting time of change. We have substantially upgraded our curriculum, with a weekly afternoon lecture block that allows each section to give comprehensive and in-depth lectures in a didactic and interactive block format tailored to maximize resident learning at all levels of training. We have also recently transitioned to a new and updated PACS system and are working to optimize daily workflows and enrich the educational opportunities available to residents while on rotations and during call. The call responsibilities are an important aspect of selecting the right residency program, and at Stanford we have upgraded our call system to focus on resident learning while minimizing miscellaneous tasks with our in-house reading room assistants, who are present 7 days a week.
We believe what sets our residency program apart is not only the excellent learning environment, but also the abundance of opportunities that exist at Stanford and throughout the Bay Area. There is a strong sense of camaraderie that is rarely found at a high-powered academic institution. Our incredibly diverse and accomplished group of residents are on a first name basis with world-renowned attending radiologists who are dedicated to teaching us as well as pushing the boundaries of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology through numerous areas of basic science and clinical research. Whether you are interested in the development of new MRI applications, technology innovation, or exploring the rapidly expanding tools of molecular imaging, our program offers the support and resources to pursue any and all of your passions with faculty dedicated to resident mentorship and education. In addition, you have access to a unique environment in the Bay Area, as many of our faculty act as advisors to the numerous start-ups and tech companies here or even have started their own companies.
We strongly believe in empowering residents to be free, independent thinkers and entrust them with being able to learn according to the pace and style they are most comfortable with. The academic flexibility offered at our program is highly unique, and will allow you to carve your own personal path of success, particularly during your last year of residency when you can opt to function as a mini-fellow for most of the year. While we prioritize resident education, we also strongly believe in the importance of having a work-life balance. You will have plenty of time to plan trips to the beach, hiking trails, San Francisco, wine country, Lake Tahoe, and Yosemite, where you will find a limitless number of ways to enjoy the beautiful weather, breathtaking vistas, delicious food, and rich culture that the area offers, all within a short drive from campus.
We wish the best of luck to each and every one of you and look forward to meeting you!
Preeti and Jason