Diagnostic Radiology Program Director Welcome
Welcome to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program! Our program offers a unique blend of first-rate radiology training at a state of the art facility in a location conducive to a wonderful quality of life.
The size of our program, with 3 DR and 2 IR residents/year and up to 4 fellows, allows for a resident-centered experience, combining the best of academic subspecialty level teaching and research with hands-on active learning.
The faculty’s commitment to resident teaching, led by several nationally recognized educators, creates an ideal environment for resident learning and growth. We have a 100% pass rate (first-time takers) for both the ABR Core and Certifying Exams. Our residents also enjoy success in obtaining highly competitive fellowship positions for subspecialty training.
Our collegial atmosphere involves residents in all aspects of the training program, including curriculum design and resident selection. The timing and format of the ABR exam allows for a flexible, individualized fourth year of training with resident input a major driving force in the design of this year. In addition to allowing residents further training in clinical areas of interest, the fourth year allows elective opportunities in global health, radiology leadership/business, and informatics, as well as a clinician-educator pathway, non-radiology clinical electives, a community radiology elective, and dedicated research time. This innovative approach sets our program apart from others. We have also introduced a longitudinal radiology resident educator’s track for residents in their second or third year who have a strong interest in medical education and academia, as well as a biannual research abstract workshop. Most recently, we implemented an AI curriculum.
We have an Integrated IR residency program and an Independent IR residency program. We also have an Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR) program.
The input of our residents is highly valued in our selection process to ensure the recruitment of residents who are academically skilled, share our vision, and are team players.
We are excited about the new D-H patient tower, which is being built and is slated to be completed in the fall of 2022. This tower will add 64 new patient beds (with future space that can be used for 48 additional beds for a total of 112) to D-H’s current 396 inpatient bed capacity.
As part of the Dartmouth College community, our residents have ready access to a variety of cultural activities, including theater, dance, music, and film, as well as a full spectrum of college sports. Our residents experience the best of what Northern New England has to offer with easy access to farmers' markets, country fairs, and spectacular outdoor recreational activities, including skiing, hiking, biking, rowing/canoeing, fishing, and gardening.
We are very proud of the excellent clinical training and unique opportunities our program provides, which prepare our residents for a successful career in academia or private practice.
Stephanie P. Yen, MD
Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology