About Our Program

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The University of Colorado Hospital is the Rocky Mountain region's leading academic medical center and is ranked the 15th best hospital nationwide, and is on the Honor Roll of Best Hospitals (US News and World Report 2017). The University HealthSystem Consortium named UCH the #6 highest-performing academic hospital in the United States for delivering quality health care. Our residents rotate through four teaching hospitals, which provide exposure to 995,000 imaging studies per year. This broad clinical exposure to all subspecialties offers no educational gaps, and we are the tertiary referral center for one of the largest geographic areas in the country. We recruit 9-10 residents per year as well as 16 fellows.
 

Stipend & Benefits

Stipend (Effective July 1, 2020– June 2021) Residents follow the GME payscale outlined by the University of Colorado Graduate Medical Educaiton office.
 
PGY 2PGY3PGY4PGY5
$60,285$62,725$65,756$68,168

 

Standard Benefits:

• Paid Parking at all training sites 

• Meal Stipend for call/overnight shifts 

• Professional Liability Coverage

• Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

• Disability and Life Insurance

• Scrubs, lab coat, and pager 

• Family/Medical Leave 

 
Radiology-Specific Benefits:

• $6000 Educational Fund over 4 years to be used for books, registration fees, review courses 

• AIRP tuition covered for resident during 3rd year

• 15 days paid flexible vacation days throughout the year, not inclusive of holiday weeks 

• 5 days yearly of educational leave to attend conferences 
 

All residents are provided with a department-paid subscriptions to StatDx, eAnatomy, RadPrimer and multiple Radiology Publications, which they can access from any computer throughout their training.

One of our past chief residents created the iPhone App IRONCALL as a quick reference for residents-in-training, medical students, fellows, and attendings in Interventional Radiology. This application provides pearls on call-related management across all of Interventional Radiology. This application is meant to be used in real time, at the bedside, when access to traditional texts is not feasible.   

Moonlighting

The Department of Radiology has a policy outlining moonlighting regulations in the Resident Manual. We allow internal and external moonlighting as outlined in our policy. Multiple moonlighting opportunities exist for our residents. We emphasize the need for our residents to have ample time for reading, other Radiology activities, and work-life balance. 
 

Call Duties

Our department has a dedicated Emergency Radiology section made up of subspecialty-trained faculty that provide overnight coverage at both the University Hospital and Denver Health. Residents provide 24/7 Emergency Department coverage at these sites. 
 
First year residents (PGY-2/R1) will begin taking call in October of their first year, taking call with another upper level resident and two attending faculty members. 
 
We employ a night float system to cover our overnight shifts. Residents will complete 2-3 blocks of night float in their 2nd year, 1-2 blocks in their third year, and 1 block in their fourth year. A block consists of 2 weeks of overnight shifts and 2 weeks of ED day/swing shifts. Both the University Hospital and Denver Health provide 24/7 MRI and Ultrasound technologist coverage.
Weekend call is split between the University Hospital and Denver Health, and shared among all upper level residents (R2-R4). Residents are removed from the call pool in the 4 months prior to their CORE examination at the end of the their 3rd year in order to allow adequate preparation time.
 
While on Interventional Radiology rotations, residents will cover weeknight primary call 1-2 nights throughout the month, and will also assist a fellow with weekend call for 1-2 weekends during the month. The IR service covers all 4 hospital while on call. Attending coverage is available at all hospitals at all times.