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Program Highlights


The radiology residency program at St. Joseph's is structured to give residents a comprehensive and solid foundation in general diagnostic radiology, yet is flexible enough to allow additional areas of interest in the curriculum.

Here are some of our program highlights:

  • Train in a hybrid academic and private practice setting with hospital affiliation with Creighton University and University of Arizona – Phoenix campus. Radiology chairman Dr. Richardson serves as Assistant Dean for medical education of Creighton Medical School at St. Joseph’s Hospital 

  • Neuroradiology MRI and CT training with elite pathology and attendings at the Barrow Neurological Institute 

  • Become proficient in Cardiac CTA imaging throughout residency as well as lung transplant imaging with Brigham and Womens Hospital Harvard and Mayo Clinic fellowship trained thoracic radiologists 

  • Strong focus on pediatric radiology education from Stanford and Cincinnati fellowship trained pediatric radiologists with internal rotations at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. External rotations performed at Phoenix’s Children’s Hospital throughout residency, a 626 bed full service pediatric hospital, located 2 miles east of St. Joseph’s Hospital campus. PCH is home to pediatric radiology, pediatric neuroradiology, and pediatric interventional radiology fellowships 

  • High volume Abdomen/Pelvis Body MRI imaging with Mallinckrodt fellowship trained body imager 

  • Multiple interventional radiology suites with hands on attending education with fundamental IR to more advanced cases such as oncologic Radiofrequency abloation procedures, TIPS, and vascular intervention 

  • Full outpatient women’s imaging center at the University of Arizona Cancer Center with two fellowship trained mammographers and full spectrum of women’s imaging/ procedures including mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI/biopsy, stereotactic biopsy, and uterine fibroid embolization 

  • Full spectrum nuclear medicine and PET/CT training from Johns Hopkins fellowship trained nuclear medicine attending 

  • Regular interdisciplinary educational conferences including lung nodule screening program conference, thoracic oncology, gynecologic oncology, abdominal tumor board, trauma M&M, etc. 

  • 7:30-8:30AM and 12:00-1:00PM daily conferences by subspecialty trained radiologists and community guest speakers from Mayo Clinic Scottsdale and Scottsdale Medical Imaging (SMIL) 

  • Newly renovated resident lounge with personal office space, call station, individual call room, kitchen, bathroom/shower, and big screen TV 

  • Newly renovated classroom that holds approximately 40 people

  • Utilization of an electronic audience response system with created multiple choice questions to match the new board format 

  • Funding for travel, lodging, and tuition for AIRP (American Institute for Radiologic Pathology) course as well as additional board review courses to prepare for the new core examination 

  • Funded travel to conferences to present resident driven research. Current residents have attended RSNA, ARRS, AUR, CIRSE, SIR, and ACR meetings, among others 

  • Yearly book fund as well as subscriptions to both StatDx and Radprimer for resident education and reference 

  • Opportunity for personally designed mini-fellowship in subspecialty area during residency 

  • Ability to interact with medical students rotating from the University of Arizona and Creighton