The diagnostic imaging residency program at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is designed to provide broad training in routine and special procedures in small and large animal diagnostic radiology, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, CT and MRI. The program will provide non-degree postgraduate clinical training in the diagnostic imaging field for three years which also includes diagnostic imaging physics and radiation biology. The individual will be eligible to apply for the qualifying examination of the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) upon satisfactory completion of this program. The minimum standards for this program have been approved by the AVMA according to the guidelines provided by the ACVR. The program has the specific purpose of training residents to become future teachers, investigators and clinicians in the diagnostic imaging field. Graduates should be equipped to function either in an academic environment or in a private specialty practice. The residency program offers a high imaging caseload. The following figures are the number of imaging cases generated by the section per year: large animal radiology 1072, small animal radiology 6554, Nuclear medicine 113, Ultrasound 3665, CT 497 and MRI 691.
Appointments will be made for 12 months with annual renewal based on satisfactory completion of the previous year. A certificate of residency is awarded to the candidate upon successful completion of the training program. Residents are required to conduct a research project during their residency and submit a manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed professional journal before completing their program. Failure to meet this publication requirement may delay signing of the residency certificate. There is a dress code in the hospitals.
Residents in the Department of Clinical Sciences are required to teach students on clinical rotations, assess student performance through student grades and clinical competency tracking, and instruct students in clinical skills laboratories.
The applicant should submit his or her application through AAVC‘s Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program.
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