The Diagnostic Radiology Residency at John Peter Smith Hospital is an accredited program leading to certification by the American Osteopathic Board of Radiology. The program requires an initial year of transitional internship followed by four years of dedicated training in radiology. Radiology residents are exposed to a high volume of studies in a busy county hospital and trauma center. Residents rotate through all basic areas or radiology sub specialization under the guidance of radiology staff and senior residents. A few rotations are done outside of the main facility to provide better exposure in areas such as Pediatric radiology.




Our core faculty members are certified in diagnostic radiology by either the AOA through the American Osteopathic Board of Radiology (AOBR) or by the American Board of Radiology (ABR).

 2011 - 2012 Residents


The Residency Support Alliance was created to give residents and their families the resources, support and fellowship they need to help them through the stress of the residency years. We encourage all our resident families to get involved in the activities and social events created by the RSA's many programs.

JPS Resident Support Alliance organizes the following activities annually:

  • Welcome luncheon
  • Family night dinners
  • Ice cream social
  • Playgroups for children
  • Halloween party
  • Christmas party
  • Casino night
  • Date night
  • Farewell Luncheon
  • Wedding and baby showers
  • Patient encouragement activities


The goals of a diagnostic radiology residency training program are to:

  • Provide learning experiences to promote a broad understanding of the role of diagnostic radiology as it relates to other medical disciplines.
  • Develop measurable objectives to assess the progression of the resident during the four-year training program.
  • Provide the diagnostic radiology resident with progressive responsibilities commencing with introductory training and progressing to independent professional interpretation and consultation in all modalities of diagnostic radiology.
  • Provide the opportunity to develop the teaching skills of residents in diagnostic radiology
  • Provide the opportunity to develop interpersonal and communication skills and professional leadership and management skills.
  • Provide the opportunity to develop interest in and understanding of research in diagnostic radiology.
  • Prepare the resident to meet certification eligibility requirements of the AOA through the American Osteopathic Board of Radiology.
  • Develop the interest in lifelong learning in medical education and the understanding that lifelong learning and research are essential in diagnostic radiology.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibility, adherence to ethical principles and sensitivity to a diverse patient population.
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of osteopathic principles and manipulative treatment (OMT) appropriate to the specialty of radiology.


The curriculum follows a four year program of progressive learning and responsibility in the various areas of radiology. There are 40 months of training in areas of radiology as specified by the American College of Osteopathic radiology. There is an additional 7 months of selective time as approved by the program director and director of medical education. One month is spent at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.

The residency training program is 48 months in duration and includes training in the following areas:

  1. General diagnostic radiology-11 months
    • Chest- 3 months
    • Gastrointestinal- 3 months
    • Genitourinary- 2 months
    • Musculoskeletal- 3 months
  2. Mammography- 3 months
  3. Nuclear radiology- 4 months
  4. Pediatric radiology- 3 months
  5. Cardiovascular/ interventional- 3 months
  6. Neuroradiology- 4 months
  7. Diagnostic ultrasound- 3 months
  8. Computed tomography- 3 months
  9. Magnetic resonance imaging- 3 months
  10. Emergency radiology- 2 months
  11. Cardiac radiology- 1 month
  12. Armed forces institute of pathology (AFIP)- 1.5 months
  13. Selective- 6.5 months as approved by the program director and the DME


Lectures are provided on a regular basis by members by staff members and upper level residents as well as through the American College of Radiology. Additional activities include weekly oncology conferences, monthly Journal club and AOA distance learning lectures.


Applicants must submit the following information through ERAS:

  • Common Application Form
  • Dean's Letter
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Photo
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • COMLEX Transcript
  • ECFMG Status Report

Complete applications are reviewed by the Program Director and Residency Selection Committee. Selected candidates are invited to travel to Fort Worth to be interviewed, tour the campus and meet with members of the faculty, staff and resident physicians currently in the residency training program.

The Radiology Residency is not currently accepting applications for the 2011-2012 academic year. 

Applications are accepted Applications are accepted through ERAS from Aug. 1 - Dec. 1. Interviews are scheduled from October through December.

  • COMLEX must be passed within 2 attempts.
  • Graduation from medical school or completion of an AOA approved residency program within the last 5 years.
  • Only J1 visas are accepted.
  • ECFMG certification is preferred before interviewing.
  • US experience is not required but is preferred.
  • Scholarly activity is encouraged and preferred.

For more information about the JPS Health Network residency programs, please contact:
Christine Key