Diagnostic Radiology Residency and Education
- Close working relationship between the attending staff and the residents.
- Attending staff accessibility.
- Diverse patient population, over 250,000 active military population and family members, and other beneficiaries to include VA patients and retirees.
- Wide spectrum of untreated, advanced stage diseases and parasitic disease problems from a patient population derived from the Pacific Island Health Care Program.
- High degree of resident responsibility.
- Top quality attending staff, with a balance of experienced general radiologists and fellowship-trained radiologists.
- Specialty expertise in all areas of Radiology represented.
- Active interventional radiology section with many opportunities for the performance of interventional procedures.
- Active academic environment with conferences between orthopaedics, general surgery, pulmonary, neurosurgery, neurology, pediatrics, urology, and otolaryngology.
- Resident library with lounge and personal cubicle for every resident.
- Twice a day lectures/conferences Monday through Friday by both staff and residents.
- Distinguished guest lecture series brings world-renowned educators to our program every spring.
- Only Army training program to accept civilian trainees through VA-sponsorship.
Educational Program/ weekly schedule:
- Fuji Synapse computerized radiology imaging archive and retrieving system (PACS system) upgraded in 2019, includes workstation 3-D software and web based desktop access
- GE 1.5 Tesla 450W Optima MRI
- Siemens 3.0 Tesla Prisma Fit and 3.0 Tesla Skyra MRI
- GE Discovery CT750 HD and Canon Aquilion One Genesis 640-slice CT scanners
- GE Discovery 710 PET/CT
- Nuclear Medicine department with Philips Brightview SPECT/CT, Philips Forte, Siemens Evo SPECT, and Siemens E cam gamma camera systems
- Two GE Logiq e9, two Philips IU22, 2 Siemens S3000, and 1 Canon Aplio 500 ultrasound systems
- Full-field digital mammography with 1 GE and 1 Hologic suite, Hologic Multicare Platinum stererotactic biopsy system, Hologic Ultrasound suite
- Three digital fluoroscopy suites
- Interventional Radiology suite
- Monday, Wednesday, & Friday conferences/lectures at 0730-0830 and 1200-1300
- Tuesday & Thursday lectures/workshops at 1100-1300
- Daily service work 0730 - 1600
Neuroradiology, Urology, Musculoskeletal, and other multi-disciplinary subspecialty conferences are offered on a regular basis. Journal club is monthly. Individual sessions as needed/requested. As one may imagine, Hawaii is an incredible place to visit. As a result, Tripler Radiology is able to attract many national leaders in the field of radiology, to give guest lectures.
PGY-2 Residents start at the PGY-2 level after a completion of an internship. This year is dedicated to learning general radiology under the supervision of senior residents and attending staff at Tripler. The first year is a foundation year of basics as well as understanding modalities to begin taking call. Staff supervised diagnostic call starts following the first sixth months of residency.
PGY-3 and PGY-4 residents begin expanding their knowledge base through increase involvement in services and further reading assignments. In the PGY-4 year, residents will rotate to the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology (AIRP) just outside Washington, DC. PGY-4 residents also spend 1 month at the University of Southern California/Los Angeles County Medical Center, under the auspices of the Trauma and Emergency Radiology Fellowship program, to enhance their understanding of trauma radiology. Additional responsibilities include teaching medical students and junior residents. Residents take the ABR Core Examination following 36 months of residency training.
PGY-5 is spent refining skills and knowledge in preparation for independent practice. Mammography accreditation is completed this year so residents fully meet the ACR mammography certification when they graduate. Again, the additional responsibilities include teaching junior residents, leading academic sessions, and "running" services. The opportunity to train and test for EFMB and Air Assault are also possible.
Medical Student Rotation:
Many students rotate through our department. Typical rotations are 4 weeks in duration. Funding may be available for HPSP students on ADT. TDY funding may be available for USUHS students. Many come at their own expense. Students rotate through many of the subspecialty areas, daily, with elective time available.
Giving a short presentation is highly encouraged, but not required.
Selection Process for Residency
To arrange a rotation or for more information, please visit:
Tripler Graduate Medical Education