UCSF Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program is a Top-Ranked Program for the Eighth Consecutive Year

Image of Dr. Soonmee Cha teaching UCSF Radiology residents. The program was recently named a top-ranked program by Doximity.

The mission at UC San Francisco is to advance health worldwide through preeminent biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. The Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging is very pleased to announce that our Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program is top-ranked in reputation and second-ranked in research output according to Doximity’s 2021-2022 Residency Navigator. This is the eighth consecutive year that our clinical training program has been ranked first amongst the top-rated diagnostic radiology residency programs in the nation.

We know that choosing a medical residency is one of the most important decisions a new physician will make in their professional lives. Last year, 90 percent of 4th-year medical students used Doximity’s Residency Navigator to discover and explore over 4,000 residency programs across 28 specialties, 275,000 ratings and hand-written reviews, alumni maps, specialization analyses and more. Choosing a residency in radiology means choosing a specialty that touches just about everything in medicine - almost every medical specialty order imaging studies. Also, radiology is constantly advancing with new imaging modalities, interventional procedures, nuclear medicine and developments with artificial intelligence (AI). 

Our Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program is directed by Soonmee Cha, MD, professor and vice chair for education. Jason Talbott, MD, PhD is the associate program director and Jesse Courtier, MD (Mission Bay Medical Center) and Preeti Sukerkar, MD, PhD (SF VAMC) are site directors. All of our faculty members are highly skilled educators and are committed to resident education.

“The department — from the chair and program leadership to our outstanding faculty, as well as staff supporting the residency — is strongly to committed to excellence in resident education,” says Dr. Cha. “Working closely with our residents is always rewarding. In addition to exemplary work ethics, our residents care about each other and work cohesively as a group. They propel us forward as one of the best residency programs in the country.”

The overall residency experience allows you to become a great radiologist. What makes UCSF Radiology’s residency program and our San Francisco location unique? Hear more and meet some people from the department including UCSF Radiology faculty, current and former residents in their own words by watching the video below. You can also follow our residents on Instagram.

Learn how to apply for a residency in radiology. Also, here is more information on the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program.

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