We proudly offer a total of 20 ACGME accredited diagnostic radiology positions and 1-3 fellowship positions in Neuroradiology and Interventional Radiology.
Augusta University is the major teaching facility of the Medical College of Georgia (MCG), the nation's 13th-oldest medical school and largest medical school on the southeast with an entry class each year of 240 students. Augusta University consists of nine colleges and schools including MCG, dental medicine, nursing, allied health, and graduate studies. It’s a tertiary care center and is one of only four public comprehensive research institutions in the state of Georgia. Augusta University is located in Augusta, GA, the second largest metropolitan area in Georgia with a population of approximately 500,000.
The Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program is located in the Medical District of Augusta and comprised by the Augusta University Medical Center (GRMC), Georgia Regents Cancer Center, Ambulatory Clinics (80+ clinics), Children’s Hospital of Georgia (CHOG), and the VA Medical Center (VAMC). Residents rotate through services at Augusta University Medical Center (478 beds), Children’s Hospital of Georgia (154 beds) and the Charlie Norwood VAMC hospital (155 beds), all of which reside in connected buildings within walking distance of each other. The VAMC also provides radiology and imaging services to the Uptown VA division hospital (123 beds). The Augusta University Radiology department also provides teleradiology service to Wills Memorial Hospital and Roosevelt Warm Springs in GA. As a result, the department covers approximately 910 beds and performs approximately 260,000 radiology exams per year, including 180,000 exams at GRMC/CHOG and 80,000 exams at the VAMC. GRMC/CHOG is the designated Level 1 Trauma Center for 13-counties in the East Central Georgia Health District.
Residents are also provided hands-on experience in a large volume of diverse simple and complex procedures, including but not limited to Y-90 radioembolization, TIPS, Lumbar Punctures, CT/ultrasound guided spine/head/neck biopsies, epidural injections/nerve blocks, MSK arthrograms and biopsies, vertebra/kypho/sacroplasties, and ultrasound guided breast biopsies.
Residents learn from 39 fellowship-trained faculty members in their respective sections (including 7 from the VA Medical Center), most of which actively participate in research projects not only within radiology but also in the area of quality improvement.
In 2014, the Medical College of Georgia Department of Radiology signed a 15-year strategic alliance with Philips Health (see video). This alliance has allowed significant growth of the department by providing the most state of the art equipment. Our facilities include the newest CT and MRI scanners, 2 new state of the art VIR suites, and cutting edge nuclear medicine, mammography, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, and X-ray equipment. We also utilize the latest in PACS and dictation system, which are Philips iSite/Intellispace Portal and Powerscribe 360, respectively.
In addition to the robust education in diagnostic and interventional radiology, residents will also get a comprehensive education in radiological physics. The Augusta University Radiology residency program has a dedicated physics department, composed of 3 full-time physicists who conduct 2-3 conferences a week for residents the entire year. As a result, the faculty, staff and residents strive to provide optimal patient care and demonstrate professionalism in their daily activities. We are delighted that you are interested in the Diagnostic Radiology Program at Augusta University. Please feel free to contact us if you have an interest in our program. The best way to get a feeling for our program is to see it for yourself! Get started with the links to the left.