Research is prominent at The University of Washington. Our institution ranks first among public medical schools and second among all medical schools in federal research funding with a total of more than $1 billion. The University of Washington attracts and supports prominent research projects and researchers as evidenced by the five Nobel Prize winners in its ranks. In addition, the University of Washington is in the top 10 in NIH funding for radiology.
Research is an important part of our educational mission in Radiology and 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.
Institutionally, residents present their work at the University of Washington Radiology Resident Research Day. On a broader scale residents are encouraged and funded by the department to submit papers and exhibits to national meetings and publications.
Resident Scholarly Activity
The radiology residents at the University of Washington actively pursue scholarly activity. In a typical year (2014-2015), 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 2014
- Earned 2 RSNA resident research grants
- Received invitations for 8 Radiographics articles
- Received 18 different education and research awards at national meetings