The objective of the Diagnostic Radiology residency at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (West) is to train well-rounded, highly competent radiologists. We pride ourselves on maintaining a culture that promotes diversity, intellectual curiosity, and cohesiveness. Our residency training program offers a comprehensive curriculum with equal emphasis on formal teaching, informal education, and practical experience, with exposure to subspecialty training and research throughout the four years of residency. Learning opportunities involve cases from a diverse group of outpatient and inpatient hospital settings on the West Side of Manhattan, as well as educational opportunities at Mount Sinai Morningside, Mount Sinai Beth Israel and The Mount Sinai Hospital, and include relevant clinical and inpatient ward rotations. All of our affiliate medical centers provide access to new, state-of-the-art imaging equipment.
As a resident at Mount Sinai West, you will spend four-week structured rotations that establish a strong core radiology foundation by the end of the first year. By the beginning of your second year, you will do integrated attending-supervised calls. We have structured the first three years to expose you to all subspecialties prior to the core exam. We incorporate didactics on a weekly basis in the form of interdisciplinary conference, informal case conferences, weekly didactic series, journal club, radiology/pathology conference, and Grand Rounds. We also offer a funded month-long core exam prep course during PGY-4 at the American Institute of Radiologic pathology. During senior year, you can tailor your schedule with rotation electives that fit your academic and career goals and you can also attend an outside educational meeting (senior conference). Our program also provides support for research, wellness, community service and global health initiatives.
We will be accepting 11 residents for the class of 2028.
Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR)
Our program is an Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR) designated residency program. The purpose of ESIR designation is to standardize the interventional radiology training of diagnostic radiology residents who identify an early desire to specialize in the field of interventional radiology. Review Committee approval provides the diagnostic radiology residency program assurance that their ESIR curriculum will qualify residents for advanced entry into an independent radiology residency. Diagnostic Radiology residents who complete approved ESIR training and satisfy the procedural requirements to include a minimum of 500-image-guided procedures will be eligible to start in an advanced (2nd year) position in the interventional radiology program to which they match.
Program Director: Aaron Fischman
Associate Program Director: Vivian Bishay
Diagnostic and Nuclear Radiology Dual Certification Pathway
Our institution offers a dual certification pathway in Diagnostic and Nuclear Radiology. Residents who choose to pursue this dual pathway complete 16 months of nuclear medicine rotations over the four years of residency.
Program Director: Somali Gavane
We also offer a dedicated research track for our residents who are interested in pursuing careers in clinical research. Residents in the research track are expected to complete a minimum of 4 months of research during residency training, beginning during the second year of residency.