Program for Matched Diagnostic Radiologists
Over the years we've noticed that applicants pursuing a career in Diagnostic Radiology or Interventional Radiology have been increasingly interested in a preliminary year in General Surgery at the University of Washington. This heightened interest in a preliminary year in Surgery makes perfect sense given: a/ the congruent interests in human anatomy present in our two fields, b/ the opportunity as a surgical resident to see 3-D anatomy in its normal and pathologic states and correlate this with peri-operative imaging, c/ the ability for an internship in general surgery to provide the future radiologist with a broad-based foundation in the surgical specialties, d/ the close working relationship and team approach required by Radiologists and Surgeons every day for the excellent care of their patients. With this in mind, the University of Washington Department of Surgery developed a Designated Preliminary Program designed specifically for future Radiologists.
We are proud of our training program as being one of the top in the U.S. and at the same time valuing an atmosphere of camaraderie, mutual respect and high resident morale. Our faculty represents many of the Who's Who in American surgery. We take pride in treating all of our residents equally – whether categorical or preliminary. Due to the overwhelming success of this program it has become very popular.
Rotations are chosen with a focus on providing a broad based experience in some of the general surgery specialties (GI, Vascular/Endovascular, CT, Breast, Surgical Oncology, and ER) and the sub-specialties (Orthopedic and Neurosurgery) in both the elective and trauma settings. There is lesser focus on ICU care than for other residents. The Program Director is open to accept limited special rotation requests within the pool of options. Most of the time we are able to accommodate them.