A Letter from the Director
Welcome to the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at Atlantic Health System. We are committed to providing our residents with the education and skill set needed to meet the ever-evolving expectations of our remarkable field.
With a focus on resident physician wellness, our institution and this program have your professional and personal interests in mind. We encourage our residents to explore their talents and capabilities throughout residency, an invaluable part of any educational experience. Moreover, Atlantic Health System is consistently voted one of Fortune’s Best Companies to Work For®.
At Morristown and Overlook Medical Centers, residents are exposed to a high volume of diverse pathology across all subspecialties. In fact, Morristown Medical Center is a Level I trauma center and a tertiary care center for the region. Coinciding with this case variety, our faculty are comprised of fellowship trained radiologists across all subsections. This allows our residents to benefit from advanced subspecialty teaching daily.
Additionally, we offer 2 spots per year for our ESIR pathway. This is an enriching opportunity for those residents interested in pursuing a career as an interventional radiologist. This successful curriculum has been in place the last few years and we have graduated several residents to date.
Thank you again for your interest in our program, it is sincerely appreciated. We look forward to showing you everything that the 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.