The University of Washington ranks first among public medical schools and second among all medical schools in federal funding, with a total of more than $1 billion, and the university counts among its ranks five Nobel Prize winners. UW ranks in the top 10 in NIH funding for radiology.
Research is an important part of our educational mission in Radiology and is now an integral component of our curriculum. All residents undertake a mentored research project during their two-month “Competencies” rotation. At least half of our residents schedule up to six months of additional elective time for research during their residency.
Residents present their work at the University of Washington Radiology Resident Research Day. Residents are encouraged to submit papers and exhibits to national meetings, and are funded by the department.
Resident Scholarly Activity
The radiology residents at the University of Washington actively pursue scholarly activity. In a typical year (2012-2013), the UW radiology residents:
- Gave ~70 lectures including national, interdepartmental, intradepartmental, and medical students lectures.
- Authored more than 36 publications and book chapters
- Garnered ~20 presentations/exhibits at RSNA 2011
- Earned 2 RSNA resident research grants
- Invitations for 8 Radiographics articles
- Received 18 different education and research awards at national meetings