Welcome! This fully accredited residency is designed to train physicians in all facets of diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine. We offer a four-year residency in diagnostic radiology. Five (5) PGY II Diagnostic Radiology Residency positions are offered annually through the National Residency Matching Program, along with 1 dedicated Interventional Radiology position. The program is approved for a total of 24 residents.
Training is subspecialty-oriented with resident rotations in gastrointestinal, genitourinary, musculoskeletal, pediatrics, chest, mammography, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, neuroradiology, cardiovascular and interventional radiology.
Each week, about seven one-hour-long conferences are held with a careful blend of didactic teaching and case conferences. Graduate courses are offered in Radiation Biology and Radiation Physics. All conferences are held in the radiology department conference facility, and are broadcast virtually as well. Faculty at the University Hospital and the Omaha Veterans Administration Hospital provide coverage for the clinical services during conferences. Residents are involved in medical student teaching and are encouraged to participate in research projects.
There is an active visiting professor program with numerous national authorities in radiology participating. All residents attend a four-week course in radiologic-pathologic correlation at the American Institute of Radiologic Pathology, in Washington, D.C., during their residency. The Department of Radiology pays for housing and all expenses in Washington, D.C., for the residents' use while at this course.
The University of Nebraska Medical Center is located on a 45 acre campus in Omaha and serves as a modern clinical teaching center for the College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, School of Nursing, Public Health, and other educational programs in the health sciences. With 524 inpatient beds and extensive outpatient facilities, the Medical Center is a compact, efficient referral hospital serving patients throughout the state and region. UNMC provides a full range of patient care including comprehensive transplant services. Almost every area of the Medical Center is engaged in clinical or basic science investigation. The Library of Medicine has over 200,000 books and 3,000 journals. It is headquarters for the Mid-Continental Regional Library covering seven states and is affiliated with the National Library of Medicine. The following video provides an overview of the resident experience at UNMC:
The Department of Radiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center encompasses approximately 50,000 square feet and utilizes state-of-the-art equipment in diagnostic radiology, angiography, ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and nuclear medicine.
The Omaha Veterans Administration Hospital is an affiliate 408 bed hospital located one-half mile from the University of Nebraska Medical Center campus. The Radiology Department is a modern facility with excellent angiography, computed tomography, ultrasound and fluoroscopic equipment. Residents spend a total of nine months at the Veterans Administration Hospital during their four year residency. The total procedure volume for both institutions is over 350,000 examinations per year with excellent experience in all subspecialty areas of radiology.
Approximately 3 months in pediatric radiology is spent at Children’s Hospital. This rotation compliments the pediatric radiology experience at the University Hospital.
All faculty are certified by the American Board of Radiology or the American Board of Nuclear Medicine.
Living in Omaha
Metropolitan Omaha has approximately 830,000 residents. It features excellent schools, numerous universities and colleges, live theater, opera, a symphony orchestra and ample sports activities. With a rich history, Omaha has numerous attractions from the Old Market to the Western Heritage Museum to the Omaha Children’s Museum. Sports aficionados will find excitement from a variety of events, including the NCAA College World Series. Animal lovers will be impressed by the Henry Doorly Zoo, ranked as one of the top five zoos in America! For those interested in fine arts, the Joslyn Art Museum displays fine art collections as well as regular unique exhibits and the Theatre Arts Guild is Omaha’s source for all local theatrical performances. There are numerous opportunities for outdoor activity as well. These include an extensive paved trail system, hiking at facilities such as Fontanelle forest and Hitchcock nature preserve, numerous public golf courses, and several lakes within and around the city. Omaha area public schools have an excellent reputation for those with children. Housing is quite affordable, and many residents purchase a house for their time in Omaha.
There are 20 resident positions in diagnostic radiology and 4 positions dedicated to IR. Fellowship positions are offered in musculoskeletal radiology, neuroradiology, body imaging and pediatrics. We have an ESIR track for Interventional Radiology as well. Graduate programs for MS and PhD degrees are also available. All appointments begin on July 1st.
All residents receive four weeks paid vacation per year with a very flexible scheduling policy, malpractice insurance, laboratory coats, and other educational materials. Comprehensive group health insurance and other medical benefits are provided at reduced rates. All residents attend Nebraska Radiological Society Meetings at which residents hear national authorities in diagnostic radiology.