Radiology Residency - Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis

The Baptist Radiology Residency Program offers an exciting environment for progressive post-graduate radiology training in an integrated system of hospitals and ancillary patient-care settings. The program provides structured opportunities for independent learning through various clinical rotations. This program represents a longstanding relationship between Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis and Mid-South Imaging & Therapeutics, P.A. To help ensure that our residents receive the best possible preparation for the new American Board of Radiology board exam format, we have modified our curriculum to provide earlier exposure in mammography, interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, and other areas. The Baptist Memorial Health Care Radiology Residency Program participates in the National Intern/Residency Match Program for senior medical students. The Residency Match Program can also assist applicants in obtaining local internships.

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Program Strengths

  • Excellent exposure to diverse pathology
  • Early access to advanced imaging modalities and procedures (no fellows)
  • Five to six residents per class for a manageable call schedule
  • Consistent placement of residents into top fellowship programs
  • Collegial learning environment, where residents are well respected by both radiology and hospital staff
  • EPIC Electronic Medical Record with Baptist OneCare beginning in 2014
  • Daily noon conference with a mix of didactic lectures and interactive case review
  • Weekly Brant and Helms Presentations led by 1st-year residents
  • Monthly Journal Club, M&M, Tumor Boards (Head and Neck, Thoracic, Lymphoma, GI/GU)

Benefits and Perks

  • 23 days of paid vacation per year
  • $1,000 annual book fund
  • Access to StatDx and RADPRIMER
  • Generous $3,000 AIRP and $7,000 conference stipends
  • Health and dental insurance through Baptist Memorial Hospital
  • Monthly resident meal cards for free meals in the hospital cafeteria

Memphis: With its relatively low cost of living, cultural diversity, abundant green spaces, and short drives from the heart of the city to the mountains, Memphis is a perk all its own.

View our 2016-2017 benefits package.

Resident Expectations 

  • 1st Year: Complete month-long core rotations in Chest, GI/GU (x2), Body CT (x2), Neuroradiology (x2), Interventional Radiology (x2), Mammography, Nuclear Medicine, and Inpatient Fluoroscopy
  • 2nd Year: Further exposure to Musculoskeletal, Pediatric Radiology (2 months in the 2nd year at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital)
  • 3rd Year: Pediatric Radiology (1 month in the 3rd year at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital), Musculoskeletal, American Institute for Radiologic Pathology (AIRP) (3rd or 4th year)
  • 4th Year: Electives, AIRP (3rd or 4th year), advanced Chest/Cardiovascular radiology with exposure to Cardiac MRI

Equipment and Technology

MRI

Baptist is the only facility in the Mid-South that is accredited in cardiac imaging and one of two accredited for breast imaging by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Residents read a high volume of cases from a large network of scanners including:

  • 14 MRI scanners with two 3 Tesla magnets and three new wide bore MRIs.
  • Sentinelle breast table capable of performing diagnostic breast and breast biopsy with a 3Tesla magnet strength

Other 3Tesla magnet studies include:

  • Cardiac morphology
  • BOLD (blood oxygenated level dependent) brain scans
  • DTI studies
  • Perfusion studies

Interventional Radiology (IR)

  • Updated IR suite with the I-guide needle tracker with 3D rotational reconstruction that allows a reconstruction from fluoro to perform axial guidance for needle placement.
  • Veran Navigational System (electromagnetic-based 4D navigation system) incorporates a unique respiration tracking system. Processes CT scan data during IR cases; creates a complete volumetric 3D data set that automatically syncs to the patient in either 3D or 4D, allowing the radiologist to accurately access difficult lesions.

Computerized Tomography (CT)

Residents read a high volume of cases from a large network of scanners including:

  • 17 CT scanners including eight 64 and above detector scanners.
  • Two new GE HD750 CT Scanners with dual energy capability—Baptist Memphis and Baptist DeSoto are the first hospitals in the Mid-South to have this innovative technology.
  • Primary Stroke Center accredited by Joint Commission. The CT department plays an important role with the stroke patients providing initial CT Head procedure and advanced imaging with CT Brain Perfusion study.

Nuclear Medicine

  • Two PET/CT scanners with leading-edge gamma cameras
  • SPECT CT
  • Recently acquired a new nuclear medicine camera, GE Discovery 630. Used for cardiac perfusion spect imaging.
  • Ultra spect software, enables our cameras to acquire cardiac spect images in half the time previously required.

Radiology Residency Contact Information

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis
Department of Radiology, Attn.: Ginger Tubbs
6019 Walnut Grove Road MAP
Memphis, TN 38120
901-226-3001

Radiology Residency Faculty