Resident Research

The UTHealth Diagnostic Radiology program provides ample opportunities to conduct robust research during training.

You will find many opportunities to work with world-class faculty at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Texas Children’s Hospital, LBJ General Hospital and Memorial Hermann Hospital. All residents are required to complete an ACGME approved scholarly activity under the guidance of a mentor.

There is plenty of support for residents in their pursuit of research. We have a Radiology Residency Research Committee that is available to guide and mentor each resident. Residents with dedicated research projects have the opportunity for academic time during the R2, R3 and R4 years with two ½ academic days per rotation to meet with their mentors and work on their projects. Many of our residents present their research at major national meetings including RSNA, ARRS, ASNR, SIR, and AUR; the Department provides financial support and additional time off for residents to attend any meeting at which the resident is the primary presenter.

MD Anderson Cancer Center Resident Research Pathway

The MDACC Resident Research Pathway works in conjunction with the UTHealth Radiology Residency Program to promote physician researchers in Diagnostic Imaging. The program allows for nine months of elective time during the R4 year for radiology residents to devote to basic science or clinical research projects.

During this time, residents spend one day a week in clinic to maintain their interpretive skills, and four days a week are devoted to their research interests. Participation in this pathway does not extend residency beyond the traditional four years.

This pathway accepts 1-2 residents per year. Once accepted, the candidate should select a mentor and apply for a resident grant with the mentor’s assistance.

Interested applicants may apply to the MDACC Resident Research Pathway if one of the following criteria is met:

  • Currently a medical student applying to the Diagnostic Radiology residency
  • An intern who has already been accepted to the Diagnostic Radiology residency
  • A current resident in the Diagnostic Radiology program

For more information, please contact:

Christine Kang, M.D., Ph.D. at  (phone 713-794-4100)