Chief Resident Note

Chief Resident Note

Welcome to the University of Louisville Radiology Residency website!

Our residency program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and includes 20 residents from all parts of the country. We rotate through four Louisville hospitals, including University of Louisville Hospital, Kosair Children’s Hospital, the Louisville VA Medical Center, and Jewish Hospital. The majority of time is spent at the University of Louisville Hospital which is a Level I Trauma Center in Kentucky and serves as the academic referral center for approximately 1 million people in Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

Areas of rotation include angiography/interventional, neuroradiology, body imaging, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, GI/GU, chest, cardiac, musculoskeletal, pediatrics, mammography, OB ultrasound, and emergency radiology.

We are a close-knit group even though we have vastly different backgrounds. The relationships between the staff and residents is very congenial too.  Residents are entrusted with responsibilities appropriate to their level of training.  As a senior resident, you will have a great deal of independence,  and will be functioning at the level of  a fellow.

Didactic lectures are given daily at noon and occasionally 7 am. Journal club is monthly with bi-weekly case conferences.  We have a lecture series dedicated to new R1 (PGY-2) residents each July to help them quickly transition from internship and acclimate to the radiology world.  In addition, there is a separate physics course targeted at R3 (PGY-4) residents preparing for the Core exam taught by our own exceptional medical physicist, Professor Chin Ng.

You will have abundant opportunities for research, teaching/mentoring of medical students, and attending national/international conferences.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website!  If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us directly at (502) 852-5875.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Mike Schacht, M.D. and Eric van Bogaert, M.D.
Co-Chief Residents
Department of Radiology
University of Louisville