A Letter from the Director
Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at Atlantic Health System. As a graduate of the program, I remain committed to providing our residents with the educational tools to meet the demands of our ever-growing and changing field.
We constantly evaluate and strive to improve our curriculum based upon educational needs, and we provide exceptional board preparation, reflected in our overall board pass rate. At Morristown and Overlook medical centers, you will be exposed to a high volume of diverse cases and an amazing array of pathology. Our call and night float systems offer the opportunity to learn and grow while gaining independence and confidence with support from faculty. Morristown Medical Center is a Level I trauma center with a prominent role and exceptional reputation in the region. Our residents have presented at local, national, and international conferences and have won a number of awards for their projects.
As a resident of this medium-sized program, you will not be lost here. Residents, faculty and ancillary staff work as a close-knit team of professionals in an enjoyable and interactive working environment. Atlantic Health System is consistently voted one of Fortune’s Best Companies to Work For®. Faculty, staff, and program leadership will provide support and help you take advantage of all of the wonderful learning opportunities. With a focus on resident physician wellness, the institution and this program have your professional and personal interests in mind. We encourage our residents to explore their talents and capabilities, an important part of any educational experience.
Thank you for considering our program! We look forward to showing you everything Atlantic Health System’s Radiology Residency has to offer, and we welcome the opportunity to contribute to your professional and personal development.
Atlantic Health System's Diagnostic Radiology Residency is a four-year program based at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ, and integrated with Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ. Residents complete a year of clinical training prior to matriculating to the program. The program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and abides by all standards and practices set forth by the American Board of Radiology.
The program is comprised of 20 residents in training, with five entering each year. We support and encourage residents’ participation in research, and our residents win awards and recognition at national and international conferences, including the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe, the Society of Interventional Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America.
Residents are trained on modern, state-of-the-art imaging equipment by fellowship-trained, highly skilled faculty. Our hospitals use the newest available technology, including 3D mammography, the first major advance in breast imaging and breast cancer screening since breast MRI.
Our residents enjoy high board pass rates. Historically, the program’s board passage rate is significantly and consistently higher than the national average. Graduates pursue further specialty training in fellowships at prestigious institutions.
A greater than 1:1 core faculty-to-resident ratio ensures that residents’ individual strengths and needs are identified and addressed throughout their training. Each teaching area has at least one fellowship-trained attending radiologist in that subspecialty.
- The program comprises 20 residents in training, with five entering each year.
- We support and encourage residents’ participation in research, and our residents win awards and recognition at national conferences, including the Society of Interventional Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America.
- Residents are trained on modern, state-of-the-art imaging equipment by fellowship-trained, highly skilled faculty. Our hospitals use the newest available technology, including 3D mammography, the first major advance in breast imaging and breast cancer screening since breast MRI.
- The program participates in the Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR) program, with up to two residents selected internally in their R2 year for the interventional radiology (IR) weighted R4 year.
- Our residents enjoy high board passing rates. Most graduates pursue further specialty training in fellowships at prestigious institutions.
- Residents benefit from a high volume of cases, performing nearly 420,000 examinations each year at Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, and other Atlantic Health System sites.
- A high faculty-to-resident ratio ensures that residents’ individual strengths and needs are identified and addressed throughout their training.
- Atlantic Health System offers a generous compensation package, including comprehensive benefits, conference funding (including American Institute for Radiologic Pathology conference registration and housing) and vacation time.
- Atlantic Health System provides 24-hour radiology services to our patients, so residents gain exposure to the complete gamut of diagnostic exams. Residents are gradually introduced to the on-call routine and, during the first year, are always supervised by an attending on call. The resident is considered the first level of consultation within the Department of Radiology and makes decisions with respect to the performance of all emergency exams (with attending radiologist back-up).
- Each teaching area has at least one primary attending radiologist in that subspecialty.