The diagnostic radiology residency program at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology is comprised of a diverse group of people with a common bond: commitment to the specialty of radiology and to education. The department offers an open and friendly work environment, encouraging a strong collegiality among our residents, fellows and faculty. Attendings are available and eager to teach. Unusual to most training programs, attendings are known to all residents on a first-name basis.
With a case conference held every morning for residents within each section, in addition to a daily noon didactic lecture, at least two hours of the workday is dedicated to teaching residents. Because residents are exposed to a wide variety and a large number of cases, they can confidently leave the program knowing that they have developed a strong analytic approach to the interpretation of radiographic images as well as the ability to perform basic interventional procedures.
Although MIR is well-known for its commitment to research, most residents enter private practice after training, providing an unparalleled network of alumni throughout the world. Research opportunities abound for those who are interested, especially since MIR is one of the few centers in the United States to have a PET/MRI scanner installed for clinical and research use.
All residents have the option of attending the American Institute of Radiologic Pathology course in their second or third year. Tuition for the course is paid by the program. Residents also receive a liberal stipend for living expenses incurred during their AIRP month. In addition, MIR provides residents a generous annual book fund and funding to attend national meetings.
Due to its state-of-the-art, Level 1 trauma center, MIR employs a predominantly night float-based call system. Our residents participate in independent overnight call with subsequent attending readout in the morning. This is a unique strength of the program that enables our residents to develop autonomy and confidence in preparation for practice after residency. Residents do not begin call until the beginning of their second year, allowing them time to gain a background in the fundamentals of radiology.
Outside the work day, residents and attendings have bonded through social activities such as a softball league, bowling competition and an annual outing to a St. Louis Cardinals game. Many other events are planned throughout the year, providing a friendly atmosphere for making lifelong bonds among residents, fellows and attendings.
We look forward to your application to Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology.