Radiology Residency Program Hofstra/North Shore LIJ School of Medicine
The Department of Radiology at the North Shore LIJ Health System/Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine offers an outstanding 4 year residency training program in an extremely friendly and supportive environment. Residency education is one of the core missions of the entire faculty and this philosophy permeates all aspects of the training program.
Residency education is centered at the health system’s two tertiary hospitals: North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) and Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC), which are located approximately 2 miles apart. Training also occurs in 2 of the health system’s new outpatient imaging centers. Each training site has state of the art imaging equipment including low dose CTs, high field strength MRIs, PET/CT and Tomosynthesis.
The radiology residency program is accredited for 40 residency positions. The department also offers fellowships in Neuroradiology, Interventional Radiology, Pediatric Radiology, Abdominal Imaging, Abdominal/Women’s Imaging and Abdominal/MSK Imaging. The department made a decision to focus its teaching efforts on the residents so there are only a total of 6 fellows a year. The fellows do not take cases or clinical experiences away from the residents but act as junior faculty and are actively engaged in teaching the residents. There are 55 faculty members between the NSUH and LIJMC campuses performing approximately 600,000 imaging studies and image guided procedures. Many of the faculty members hold leadership positions in local and national professional societies including NYRRS, ACR, RSNA, APDR and ACGME. Additionally, faculty hold various positions with in the Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine, including Associate Dean of Admissions, Promotions Committee members, and Anatomy and structured lab facilitators.
The department is horizontally structured. Relationships between faculty and residents are highly collegial and usually on a first name basis. Resident input is encouraged and sought after. Residents have a seat on every department committee and many health system level committees. Residents have been integral in protocol development, radiation protection, lecture format, curriculum design and IT initiatives.
Residents are involved in innovative use of simulation in radiological education at our Center for Learning and Innovation (CLI), which debuted with simulation exercises related to management of contrast reactions and will expand to include interventional radiology, specifically vascular procedures and biopsies/drainages (CT, US, Breast). Residents also participate in the program’s innovative evaluation techniques such as the post rotation computer based multiple choice “miniboard” exams and the Ultrasound Passport.
Resident benefits include on-campus housing, meal stipends, conference travel, attendance at AFIP, review courses and a highly competitive salary, which starts at $69,000 (PGY2).
The diagnostic radiology training program at North Shore-LIJ Health System admits 10 residents to this four-year program. Applications should apply through the electronic residency application service (ERAS), by December 15th.
Trainees must have completed an ACGME-accredited internship prior to starting the diagnostic radiology residency training program.
Essential application information includes:
- Universal application
- Curriculum vitae
- USMLE or COMLEX transcript
- Medical school transcript
- Personal statement
- Three (3) letters of recommendation, preferably two from the radiology department
Interviews occur in late October thru end of January, usually on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. You will be able to tour both the North Shore and LIJ campuses. There will be three formal interviews, one with our Program Director or one of our two Associate Program Directors, one with another core faculty member, and one with a pair of residents (one senior and one junior resident). You will have the opportunity to informally meet with many of our residents during the day. Lunch will be provided and you will be able to attend our midday educational conference.
Questions? Please feel free to contact our Residency Coordinators:
North Shore University Hospital
Department of Radiology
300 Community Drive
Manhasset, New York 11030
Telephone: (516) 562-4797
Department of Radiology, C-204
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
270-05 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, New York 11040
Telephone: (718) 470-4585