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Thank you for your interest in the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at the University of Washington!

The mission of our program is to offer rich and diverse clinical experiences, an outstanding didactic curriculum, first-rate mentoring, and world-class research opportunities to train and educate residents to become:

  • experts in medical imaging, its role in patient care, and its cost-effective use;
  • compassionate providers of care who maintain the highest standards of integrity and professionalism in their interactions with patients and their families, medical center staff, and fellow physicians;
  • patient advocates who understand the social and economic implications of radiologic examinations;
  • practitioners at the forefront of discovery, teaching, and organizational leadership.


We seek residents who are well rounded, with strong records of achievement and a demonstrated interest in research, teaching, leadership, and volunteer activities.

We offer rigorous clinical training, and our residents graduate with a depth of knowledge that prepares them for successful careers.


Most of our successful applicants have had experience in research, whether it be a short stint resulting in a case report or extensive time in translational or clinical research yielding numerous presentations, first author publications, and patents. Research is now an integral component of our program, and all of our residents obtain mentored research experience through a unique "Competencies" rotation. Many of our residents choose to spend several additional months of elective time pursuing their research interests.

In addition to our standard clinical program, residents who are exploring a career in education may choose to undertake a Clinician-Education Pathway, which does not require a separate match.

We have recently expanded our residency and currently train 49 residents, an average of 12 per year.

We value diversity in our residency: each of our residents brings unique gifts and qualifications that strengthen our program. We encourage qualified applicants from all regions of the country and from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, and we welcome applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups. In recent years, 35 different medical schools have been represented in our residency program.

Our residents’ interests include:

  • Community service
  • Marathons/triathlons
  • Venture capital
  • Japanese translation and editing
  • Martial arts

  • Cooking
  • Music
  • Mountain climbing
  • Raising families
  • World travel