Our Program

In brief, we our a residency merged from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Methodist Healthcare System radiology programs. We host six residents per class. Residents rotate through five different hospital systems:

Each facility hosts a plentiful volume of cases utilizing cutting edge technology in each radiologic modality. The Memphis and surround tri­state area serves a wide assortment of patient populations creating an excellent exposure to an extraordinary range of pathologies unequalled by many other radiology programs.

Memphis Radiological, PC, (MRPC) is the radiology group utilized by Methodist Healthcare and have taken the lead in overseeing the UT­Methodist radiology program. Each facility has a designated staff representative that participates in the program governance.

Memphis has a very rich medical history dating back to the pre­Civil War era and is host to various industry leading practices including Campbell’s Orthopaedic Clinic, Semmes­Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute, and the world famous St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The diversity of training facilities, training environments, and expert consulting services facilitate remarkable opportunities to learn from multiple staff and practice settings, not easily achieved in other radiology programs. Our program also boasts a proud history of residents receiving outstanding fellowship positions across the country; the list of which is included in this packet. You may note while reviewing this list, that there are multiple former residents who have elected to return to our program after fellowship. This serves as a testament to the collegiality between the residents and faculty that creates an environment former graduates enjoy returning to in order to continue their careers.

Transitional Internship Program

The UT-­Methodist Diagnostic Radiology program is an advanced program in the NRMP match. This requires each resident complete a PGY­1 training year in either a preliminary medicine, preliminary surgery, or transitional year program at any institution of the applicant’s choosing.
UT­Methodist offers a Transitional Year Program for 10 interns per year. The Transitional Year Program curriculum is outlined below.

The UT­-Methodist Diagnostic Radiology and Transitional Internship programs have collaborated to provide a unique opportunity for those applicants that match within the Diagnostic Radiology program. The Transitional Year program reserves a certain number of positions for those residents who match within the Diagnostic Radiology program without needing to interview with the Transitional Year Program separately. The applicant needs only to apply via ERAS and rank the Transitional Year Program on their NRMP Supplemental Rank Order List corresponding with the Diagnostic Radiology program on their Primary Rank Order List.

UT­-Methodist provides a unique Transitional Internship Program designed to provide excellent evidence­based medical and surgical education in a real­world environment.

Transitional Program 12­ month PGY­1 Curriculum:

  • All Clerkships are completed at Methodist University Hospital.
  • Core Clerkships;
    • General Inpatient Medicine:
    • Inpatient Medicine Night Float:
    • Ambulatory Outpatient Medicine:
    • Medical Intensive Care:
    • General Surgery:
  • Emergency Medicine: 1 month
  • Electives: 4 months (medical and surgical subspecialty electives available). 
  • Scholarly Activity (required by ACGME): usually fulfilled in the form of a presentation during the last 6 months.
  • Quality Improvement (required by ACGME): usually fulfilled in the form of regular attendance and participation with various Methodist Quality Improvement committees.

Benefits, salary, policy and procedures, etc. are provided through the University of Tennessee Health Science center. This and additional information is available from U T Graduate Medical Education.

Salary, Work Regulations, & Medical Insurance

2018-2019 Resident and Fellow Compensation Rates for ACGME-Accredited Programs

PGY Level Base Annual with Disability
Life Benefits *
Monthly *
PGY 1 $51,780.00  $52,380.00 $4,365.00
PGY 2 $53,580.00 $54,180.00 $4,515.00
PGY 3 $55,200.00 $55,800.00 $4,650.00
PGY 4 $57,780.00 $58,380.00 $4,865.00
PGY 5 $59,400.00 $60,000.00 $5,000.00
PGY 6 $62,280.00 $62,880.00 $5,240.00
PGY 7 $64,620.00 $65,220.00 $5,435.00

*In addition to the base salary, those residents and fellows participating in the disability and group life insurance programs provided through GME currently receive an additional $600 per year for disability and life insurance benefits as shown above in Column 3. 

For more resident salary information, please see GME Policy #210.

  • Abide by ACGME requirements & guidelines.
  • UTHSC Salary, Policies, & Benefits are better delinieated on UT GME website.
  • Lab coats are provided.
  • Meals are provided when on ­call.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact the Transitional Year Program Coordinator, Andrew Gienapp.


  • Three weeks of vacation per year; each week taken during an elective rotation.
  • Six additional days off, either during the week of Christmas or NewYears.

Contact Us

UTHSC Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program

Methodist University Hospital
1265 Union Avenue, 7 Thomas
Memphis, TN 38104
Phone: (901) 516-7358
Fax: (901) 516-7490

Clara Bright
Program Coordinator
Email: cbrigh11@uthsc.edu