Overview

The VCU Department of Radiology residency program ensures that our 35 residents receive the most outstanding training available. We attract residents who graduate at the top of their medical school classes and are recruited to some of the most competitive fellowships and medical practices upon completion of their residency.

As part of the residency program, students have the opportunity to work with patients at VCU Medical Center – one of the country’s largest and most sophisticated medical university complexes – and the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center, one of the VA’s flagship hospitals.

Subspecialty Training

The radiology residency program provides thorough and intense training in all subspecialties of diagnostic radiology, including:

Expectations

During the four-year program, residents are expected to grasp the basics of each subspecialty and integrate the multiple imaging disciplines early in their experience.

The diagnostic radiology residency program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the American Board of Radiology. Our program consists of four years of diagnostic radiology, beginning at the postgraduate year two (PGY 2) level, and is designed to involve residents directly in image production, interpretation and patient care from the beginning of their training.

Successful completion of the training program qualifies graduates to sit for the American Board of Radiology specialty examination. Residents will also be prepared for full-time academic or private careers in diagnostic radiology.

Clinical Experience

Radiology residents work closely with each other and with radiology faculty and fellows, forming a close-knit team. Our caseload is large and residents participate in a variety of procedures. They share interesting cases with each other and develop a high degree of confidence and skills as they progress through the program. Medical students also rotate through our Department, offering residents teaching opportunities.

In the second year, residents begin taking overnight call blocks as the plain film resident, during which they handle plain film, and head and cervical spine computed tomography (C-spine CT) responsibilities. At the same time, there is always an upper-level resident handling an imaging call block with them, during which that resident handles all other CT, MR, interventional procedures and ultrasound examinations. On average, each resident has a total of six or seven two-week blocks of night call during their residency.

During each resident's first imaging call block, we also attempt to schedule an upper-level resident as the plain film call in order to provide support as needed. Call responsibilities at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia provide additional confidence and experience as the transition to upper-level call occurs.

All residents are required to be currently certified in advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), and this course is provided by VCU Health.

Rotations

Monthly rotations through the subspecialties of radiology.

Each year of the residency there are monthly rotations through the subspecialties of radiology. Rotations early in the training program help our residents acquire basic knowledge, while subsequent rotations increase their expertise and responsibilities. All cases are reviewed with a faculty member and every case has the potential to be a teaching case.

Salary and Benefits

VCU School of Medicine Salary Scale, Contract, Benefits and Policies

For information on salary and benefits, please visit Graduate Medical Education Applicant Resources.

Graduate Medical Education Applicant Resources

How to Apply

All applicants must have a minimum of three months of U.S. or Canadian direct patient care activity. Non-clinical graduate work in the U.S. or Canada does not meet the requirement. For U.S. and Canadian medical students, clinical rotations during medical or dental school will meet this requirement. Externships of direct patient care will meet the three-month requirement, however observerships and research fellowships do not qualify. Please note that observerships and externships are not available in the VCU Department of Radiology. 

For more information related to the complete resident eligibility and selection policies, please visit the VCU School of Medicine.

Application Materials

  • Completed application
  • Copy of medical school transcript
  • Personal statement
  • A recent headshot
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter from the dean of your medical school
  • Three letters of recommendation from physicians who can evaluate your performance
    • International medical graduates must have letters of recommendation which clearly document U.S. or Canadian clinical experience
  • U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) step I and II test scores
    • All applicants must have passed Step 1 of the USMLE prior October 15 of the application year for consideration
  • International Medical Graduates (IMGs) must either be enrolled in or have completed an  Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada internship year
  • J-1 visa, if applicable
    • Only J-1 visas are accepted at VCU Health. All applicants must have sufficient written and spoken English language skills in order to deliver safe and effective patient care
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate
    • Certificate must be in place at the time of application

Residency Education Program Directors

Our program directors ensure radiology residents receive the most outstanding training opportunities.

Our residency program is associated with the VCU Medical Center and the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center, one of the VA’s flagship hospitals.

Josephina A. Vossen, M.D., Ph.D.

Josephina A. Vossen, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Josephina A. Vossen, M.D., Ph.D.

Josephina A. Vossen, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Radiology

Assistant Professor
Director, Residency Education
Medical Director, MSK, Stony Point Radiology

Phone: (804) 628-1989

Fax: (804) 628-1132

Email: josephina.vossen@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
Main Hospital, Room A3M-200P

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Ryan Clayton, M.D.

Ryan Clayton, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Ryan Clayton, M.D.

Ryan Clayton, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Radiology

Assistant Professor
Associate Director, Residency Education

Phone: (804)- 828-7975

Fax: (804)-628-1132

Email: ryan.clayton@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
Main Hospital, Room 3-407C

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Gordon S. Morano, M.D.

Gordon S. Morano, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Gordon S. Morano, M.D.

Gordon S. Morano, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Radiology

Assistant Professor
Associate Director, Residency Education

Phone: (804) 828-0534

Fax: (804) 628-1132

Email: gordon.morano@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
Main Hospital, Room 3-430

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