Diagnostic Radiology Residency

The Department of Radiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin offers a comprehensive four-year residency in Diagnostic Radiology under the auspices of the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals. Six positions are available each year, and are filled through the specialty match (PG-II level) through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). Candidates must obtain and complete one year of clinical graduate medical education (transitional PG-I, preliminary medicine PG-I, preliminary surgery PG-I, or the equivalent) before beginning the residency in Diagnostic Radiology.

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  Educational Objectives

The residency in Diagnostic Radiology provides a complete clinical and academic experience, which is fully compliant with the Program Requirements for Residency Education in Diagnostic Radiology, as accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The residency provides intensive clinical experience in all subspecialty areas of Diagnostic Radiology. Direct clinical training with graduated responsibility, a comprehensive didactic program, and excellent availability for participation in a wide variety of research activities provides a complete academic Radiology residency.

  Program Outline

The residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals is fully accredited and in complete compliance with the Program Requirements for Residency Education in Diagnostic Radiology of the ACGME. Specific requirements for nuclear medicine training and breast imaging are provided in the residency.

The program curriculum emphasizes strongly subspecialized rotations in all areas of Diagnostic Radiology. Specific rotations in thoracic radiology, musculoskeletal radiology, abdominal imaging, neuroradiology, interventional radiology, breast imaging, computed tomography, ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, and pediatric radiology form the basis of the curricular effort. Radiologic-pathologic correlation is emphasized throughout the residency, and enhanced by attendance at the American Institute of Radiologic Pathology four-week course in radiologic-pathologic correlation. (Tuition is provided for this course.)

The residency is based at Froedtert Hospital, a 500-bed academic tertiary-care hospital located on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center's 115-acre suburban campus. Froedtert is the adult acute care medical center serving the Medical College of Wisconsin, and houses a Level One Trauma Center, the Froedtert & Medical College Cancer Center and active programs in many areas including organ transplantation, neurosciences, musculoskeletal disease, and a variety of other major programs, centers and institutes. Approximately 365,000 radiology and nuclear medicine examinations are performed annually at Froedtert Hospital.

Residents spend six curricular months at the Zablocki VA Medical Center, a tertiary-care, subspecialized, Dean's Committee medical center, which is located approximately three miles from the Froedtert campus (about six minutes by car).  VA rotations in digital imaging and vascular and interventional radiology are tightly integrated with similar rotations at Froedtert Hospital. Two rotations in general imaging provide the resident the opportunity to experience a mixed (rather than subspecialized) practice pattern in Radiology. The VAMC performs approximately 120,000 examinations per year.

Pediatric Radiology is taught at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, a major regional pediatric resource. Approximately 150,000 pediatric examinations are performed by the Radiology Department at CHW. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Radiology is accredited under the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals' core Diagnostic Radiology residency, and also provides fellowship training in Pediatric Radiology.

The faculty of the Department of Radiology of the Medical College of Wisconsin include recognized national and international leaders in radiology, radiologic physics, and magnetic resonance science. Faculty members hold national and international offices in many major radiologic societies and provide senior leadership to organized Radiology at many levels including educational organizations, accrediting bodies, and scientific organizations.

All affiliated hospitals and departments are well equipped with modern radiologic imaging equipment. The main department at Froedtert Hospital includes five state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging units as well as several research magnets, five General Electric multi-slice helical CT scanners including the most recently developed 64-slice unit, and advanced ultrasound units, digital angiography units, mobile fluoroscopic special procedures rooms, a hybrid PET/CT device, and modern SPECT capability on all nuclear medicine cameras. The Department has a fully functional PACS system with enterprise-wide image distribution. The Department of Radiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin serves as a developmental partner for several industrial collaborators with major partnerships in place with General Electric Healthcare.

The Radiology Department library contains pertinent Radiology journals and textbooks as well as other educational materials. The library is equipped with network workstations with appropriate software, access to the ACR Learning File, and other teaching collections in electronic format. Access to Medline, the Internet, STATDX and digital presentation facilities are available.

A resident may elect to use up to five days of educational leave annually to attend a scientific meeting or course. Two days may be spent to attend the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting in Chicago, which is not charged against educational leave time.

  Current Residents

Residents are drawn from around the country and have diverse personal backgrounds.  They consistently achieve certification in Diagnostic Radiology, and go on to outstanding subspecialty fellowship training programs both in our institution and in highly recognized academic institutions nationally, or enter excellent practice opportunities.


Class of 2018

2017-2018 R4

Marcus Bickford, MD

Marcus W. Bickford, MD

Hometown: Wautoma, WI
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, WI
Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, Madison, WI
Fellowship: Abdominal/Body Imaging, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI


Joshua Bonis, MD

Joshua M. Bonis, MD, PhD

Hometown: Elm Grove, WI
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI
Doctorate: PhD, Physiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Fellowship: Neuroradiology, Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI


Kristin Fay, MD

Kristin E. Fay, MD

Hometown: Green Bay, WI
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Fellowship: Neuroradiology, Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI


Tyler Flessner, MD

Tyler M. Flessner, MD

Hometown: Peoria, IL
Undergraduate: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
Medical School: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, IL
Fellowship: Abdominal/Body Imaging, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI


Christopher Kleefisch, MD

Christopher J. Kleefisch, MD

Hometown: New Berlin, WI
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, Madison, WI
Fellowship: Neuroradiology, Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI


Casey Melcher, MD

Casey A. Melcher, MD

Hometown: Parkersburg, IA
Undergraduate: Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Fellowship: Vascular & Interventional Radiology, University of Southern California (LAC+USC), Los Angeles, CA 


Joshua R. Pohlman, MD

Joshua R. Pohlman, MD

Hometown: Grand Forks, ND
Undergraduate: University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
Medical School: University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Grand Forks, ND
Fellowship: Pediatric Imaging, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI


Matthew Vickery, MD

Matthew R. Vickery, MD

Hometown: Greendale, WI
Undergraduate: Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Fellowship: Musculoskeletal Imaging, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI


Class of 2019

2017-2018 R3

Ryan T. Beck, MD

Ryan T. Beck, MD

Hometown: Elk Grove Village, IL
Undergraduate: Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
Medical School: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL


Eric Fair, MD

Eric Fair, MD

Hometown: Owatonna, MN
Undergraduate: University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
Medical School: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL
Fellowship: Abdominal/Body Imaging, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI


Nicholas S. Johnson, MD

Nicholas S. Johnson, MD

Hometown: Green Bay, WI
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Fellowship: Musculoskeletal Imaging, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI


Stephen J. Johnston, MD

Stephen J. Johnston, MD

Hometown: Delafield, WI
Undergraduate: Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Fellowship: Musculoskeletal Imaging, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI


Jerome W. Larson, MD

Jerome W. Larson, MD

Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK
Undergraduate: University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Medical School: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Norman, OK


Kassie L. McCullagh, MD

Kassie L. McCullagh, MD

Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Undergraduate: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT


David R. Mitchell, MD

David R. Mitchell, MD

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Undergraduate: Benedictine University, Lisle, IL
Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, IL


Dmitriy Shnayderman, MD

Dmitriy Shnayderman, MD

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Undergraduate: University of California, Davis, CA
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI


Class of 2020

2017-2018 R2

Manav Bhalla, MD

Manav Bhalla, MD

Hometown: India
Medical School: MP Shah Medical College, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India


Brycen  Bodell, MD

Bryce D. Bodell, MD

Hometown: Portland, OR
Undergraduate: Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ


Katherine Cavallo Hom, MD

Katherine Cavallo Hom, MD

Hometown:  Scottsdale, AZ
Undergraduate:  University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Medical School:  University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, AZ


John Jesse, III, MD

John Jesse, III, MD

Hometown: Sioux Falls, SD
Undergraduate: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
Medical School: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL


Brent Jordan, MD

Brent Jordan, MD

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Undergraduate: Emory University, Atlanta, GA / MPH-George Washington University, Washington, DC
Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine, Urbana, IL


Bridget Kistner, MD

Bridget Kistner, MD

Hometown: Newton, IL
Undergraduate: St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
Medical School: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL


Eric R. Smith, MD

Eric R. Smith, MD

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
Undergraduate: University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN


Caroline E. Squires, MD

Caroline E. Squires, MD

Hometown: Cedar Rapids, IA
Undergraduate: Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI


Class of 2021

2017-2018 R1

Colin C. Hansen, MD

Colin C. Hansen, MD

Hometown: Racine, WI
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Medical School:  Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wi


Joshua Jarman, MD

Joshua Jarman, MD

Hometown: Lindon, UT
Undergraduate: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI


Michael Koets, MD

Michael D. Koets, MD

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
Undergraduate: Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI


Thaddeus Maguire, MD

Tad J. Maguire, MD

Hometown: Ottawa, IL
Undergraduate: University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Medical School:  University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL


Benjamin Meyer, MD

Benjamin D. Meyer, MD

Hometown: Sioux Falls, SD
Undergraduate: Gustavas Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN
Medical School:  University of South Dakota-Sanford School of Medicine, Vermillion, SD


Ashley Norton, MD

Ashley A. Norton-Gregory, MD

Hometown: Brimfield, IL
Undergraduate: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
Medical School: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL


Eric Segal, MD

Eric P. Segal, MD

Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Undergraduate: UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 


saivenkat Vagvala, DO

Sai H. Vagvala, DO

Hometown: Schaumburg, IL
Undergraduate: University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Medical School: Midwestern University-CCOM, Downers Grove, IL


 

  Residency Graduates

Class of 2017


Stephen W. Goth, MD
Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Frederick G. Joachim III, MD
Abdominal/Body Imaging Fellowship
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Omar D. Katib, MD
MR Predominant Body Imaging & Musculoskeletal Fellowship
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Christopher J. MacDonald, MD, PHD
Musculoskeletal-MRI & Neuroradiology Fellowship
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Jennifer L. Mulkerin, MD
Body Imaging Fellowship
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Mark E. Ogilvie, MD
Interventional Radiology
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

Benedictta O. Omene, MD
MR Predominant Body Imaging & Musculoskeletal Fellowship
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Alexander M. Tassopoulos, MD
Body Imaging Fellowship
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Class of 2016


Petar Duvnjak, MD
Abdominal Imaging Fellowship
Duke University, Durham, NC

Michael P. Hartung, MD
Body/Abdominal Imaging Fellowship
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, Madison, WI

Daniel R. Kehler, MD
Abdominal Imaging Fellowship
Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ

Zachary R. Laste, MD
Cardio-Thoracic Imaging Fellowship
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Richard L. Leake, MD
Body Imaging Fellowship & Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship
University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT

Mona B. Ranade, MD
Interventional Radiology Fellowship
Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

Nicholas D. Romano, MD
Interventional Radiology Fellowship
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Michael R. Stetz, MD
Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI


Class of 2015


Jared M. Criddle, MD
Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship
Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA

Brian D. Hopper, MD
Neuroradiology Fellowship
Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI

Gary R. Roper, MD
Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship
Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ

Rahul N. Sawlani, MD
Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Mark E. Sharafinski Jr., MD
Pediatric Radiology Fellowship
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Joseph J. Zechlinski, MD
Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship
Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI


Class of 2014


Luke A. Falesch, MD
Abdominal Imaging Fellowship
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Michael O. Griffin Jr., MD, PhD
Abdominal Imaging Fellowship
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Quinton S. Kelly, MD
Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship
Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI

Matthew J. Koeberl, MD
Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Sean M. Lehner, MD
Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Keith B. McCollister, MD
Neuroradiology Fellowship
Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI

Sanjay K. Paidisetty, MD
Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship
Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI

Julie R. Sullivan, MD
Breast Imaging Fellowship
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI


Class of 2013


Jeffrey D. Anderson, MD
Neuroradiology Fellowship
Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI

Kyle M. Blake, MD
Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship
Cornell University, New York, NY

Richard L. Endorf, MD
Private Practice
Grand Island, NE

Kelly M. England, MD
Breast Imaging Fellowship
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Sujan C. Fernando, MD
Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship
Mayo Clinic Florida, Jacksonville, FL

Paul M. Guzzetta Jr., MD
Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Richard N. Irion, MD
Body Imaging Fellowship
University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT

Samir P. Shah, MD
Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship
Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI


Class of 2012


Jeffrey D. Elbich, MD
Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship
Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI

Benjamin Hammelman, MD
Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Rajeev Mannem, MD
Neuroradiology Fellowship
Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI

Trent A. Paradis, MD
Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship
University of Chicago, Evanston, IL

Jane A. West, MD
Breast Imaging Fellowship
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA


Class of 2011


Douglas R. Conners, MD
Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship
Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI

Jamie L. Fort, MD
Digital Imaging Fellowship
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Patrick T. Gartland, MD
Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Eric J. Goth, MD
Neuroradiology Fellowship
Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI

Michael J. Grogan, MD
Digital Imaging Fellowship
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Bradley J. Hartmann, MD
Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship
Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI


Class of 2010


Ross M. Cerniglia, MD
Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Kara Gill, MD
Pediatric Radiology Fellowship
Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI

Gregory M. Heideman, MD
Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Carla Muntz Shah, MD
Breast Imaging Fellowship
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Vinh T. Nguyen, MD
Digital Imaging Fellowship
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Flavius Raslau, MD
Neuroradiology Fellowship
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI


Class of 2009


Melissa S.H. DuBois, MD
Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Alan P. Mautz, MD
Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Matthew G. Pollema, MD
Digital Imaging Fellowship
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Vipul Sharma, MD
Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship
University of Washington Medicine, Seattle, WA

Troy B. Stonely, MD
Digital Imaging Fellowship
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Parag P. Tolat, MD
Digital Imaging Fellowship
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI


Class of 2008


Eric M. Erickson, MD
Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Philip A. Keith, MD
Body Imaging Fellowship
University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, VA

Andrew P. Klein, MD
Neuroradiology Fellowship
Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR

Ajit V. Nair, MD
Vascular and Interventional Radiology
University of Washington Medicine, Seattle, WA

Amadeu Santos, MD
Private Practice
Eureka, CA

Jonathan W. Weiss, MD
Nuclear Medicine Fellowship
Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, MO


 

  Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals Benefits
  Frequent Questions & Answers

Application & Interview Process

  1. Can I apply directly to your program?

Answer: Six positions are available each year, and are filled through the specialty match (PG-II level) through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). Candidates must obtain and complete one year of clinical graduate medical education (transitional PG-I, preliminary medicine PG-I, preliminary surgery PG-I, or the equivalent) before beginning the diagnostic radiology residency.

  1. When can I apply to your program?

Answer: We start reviewing applications when ERAS opens on September 15 so we urge you to complete your application as early as possible. Applications are reviewed through November 1.

  1. How many letters of recommendation do you require?

Answer: Three letters are required

  1. Who should write the letters of recommendation?

Answer: Anyone who can advocate for your relevant work experience, knowledge, research, etc. The MSPE is highly valued.

  1. How many interview days do you offer?

Answer: Approximately six interview dates per year.

  1. When is your interview timeframe?

Answer: October through early January.

  1. How do I get invited to interview?

Answer: If you are selected to interview you will be contacted through the ERAS scheduler.

  1. How do I schedule an interview?

Answer: Via the ERAS scheduler after you have been invited.

  1. Do you offer waitlist?

Answer: Yes, through the ERAS scheduler.

  1. I’m interested in applying to both the IR and DR programs, do you offer combined interviews?

Answer: Yes, we prefer to interview IR/DR candidates together.

  1. What are your USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step 2 CK minimum score requirements?

Answer: Average Step I in our program was 238, which is right at the mean for radiology candidates in the NRMP. We have, however, no minimum required score for application. All applications are reviewed. Individuals with lower Step 1 scores, especially those substantially below the mean, are at a relative disadvantage for consideration of interview.

  1. Is there an attempt limit for either of the USMLE exams?

Answer: We have no firm limit. We review each applicant individually.

  1. By the time of application, do you need us to be fully ECFMG certified?

Answer: No, however ECFMG is needed prior to day one of the residency.

  1. Do you have a cutoff date for application from time of graduation? If yes, how many years?

Answer: There isn't a specific cutoff date but the longer someone waits, they will need to explain how they are spending their time.

  1. Do you accept COMLEX scores?

Answer: Our residency requires the USMLE scores in the application process. COMLEX is not accepted as a substitute.

Interview Day

  1. Do you share anything about Milwaukee on interview day?

Answer: Yes, we offer a city and food tour on day of your interview.

  1. Is there a dinner/social the night before?

Answer: No, however the food and city tour is a planned social activity with residents only (no faculty).

  1. How long is interview day?

Answer: Approximately 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. CST; 7 hours.

  1. How many candidates do you interview each day?

Answer: Up to 24.

  1. Will I meet the Program Director on interview day?

Answer: Yes.

  1. Will I get a chance to meet and talk with current residents?

Answer: Yes, residents will be very involved throughout the interview day.

  1. I have an early return flight. What can I do?

Answer: Interview day is structured to have you in by (approximately) 7 a.m. and concluding by 2 p.m. Due to the interview schedule with faculty and others on interview day, we cannot always accommodate a departure prior to 2 p.m. If you have a specific need, we urge you to reach out to us as early as possible at (414) 805-3724.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Am I eligible for the diagnostic radiology residency?

Answer: The Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals (MCWAH) Diagnostic Radiology Residency follows ACGME and MCWAH requirements related to resident eligibility. Specifically: 

ACGME Diagnostic Radiology Requirements

Eligibility Requirements – Residency Programs
All prerequisite post-graduate clinical education required for initial entry or transfer into ACGME-accredited residency programs must be completed in ACGME-accredited residency programs, or in Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)-accredited or College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)-accredited residency programs located in Canada. Residency programs must receive verification of each applicant’s level of competency in the required clinical field using ACGME or CanMEDS Milestones assessments from the prior training program. (Core)

Prerequisite Training
To be eligible for appointment to the program, residents must have successfully completed a prerequisite year of direct patient care in a program accredited by the ACGME, RCPSC (Canada), or CFPC (Canada) in emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, surgery or surgical specialties, the transitional year, or any combination of these.

ACGME Institutional Requirements

An applicant must meet one of the following qualifications to be eligible for appointment to an ACGME accredited program:

  1. Graduation from a medical school in the United States or Canada, accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME); or,
  2. Graduation from a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States, accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA); or,
  3. Graduation from a medical school outside of the United States or Canada, and meeting one of the following additional qualifications:
    1. holds a currently-valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates prior to appointment; or,
    2. holds a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a United States licensing jurisdiction in his or her current ACGME specialty/subspecialty program; or,
    3. has graduated from a medical school outside the United States and has completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school.

MCWAH Requirements

  • Applicants are not eligible for a MCWAH sponsored residency if they have been previously terminated from a MCWAH sponsored program.
  • All applicants accepted into a MCWAH sponsored ACGME accredited program must obtain the required medical licensure by the start of training (see MCWAH’s Licensure, Resident Educational License and DEA Number Requirements for Housestaff policy) (PDF).
  • Applicants must have appropriate U.S. immigration status to begin graduate medical education with the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals. If a candidate does not have U.S. immigration status that permits MCWAH to employ him/her on the designated start date, the training position will not be held and may be offered to another candidate.
  1. Do you sponsor visas for residents?

Answer: We do welcome residents and sponsor visas in compliance with MCWAH policies. View MCWAH's visa information

Miscellaneous Questions

  1. For the intern year is there a maximum number of weeks we are allowed to do Radiology?

Answer: During the clinical year, elective rotations in diagnostic radiology must occur only in radiology departments with an ACGME-accredited diagnostic radiology residency program or an RCPSC-accredited diagnostic radiology residency program located in Canada and cannot exceed two months.

  Contact Us

Mark D. Hohenwalter, MD
Program Director

Shelly Gabel MS RDN CD
Education Coordinator III Radiology

Department of Radiology
Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
c/o Froedtert Hospital
9200 W Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226

shgabel@mcw.edu

(414) 805-3724 | (414) 259-9290 fax

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