Nuclear Medicine Residency
The Division of Nuclear Medicine at Montefiore offers three types of accredited nuclear medicine residency training programs to suit individual needs. These programs are listed below:
- A three-year nuclear medicine residency after completion of one year of prerequisite training in an ACGME-approved residency program
- A two-year nuclear medicine program after achieving board eligibility or board certification in any residency program other than radiology or nuclear medicine
- A one-year nuclear medicine residency after achieving board eligibility or board certification in radiology
Our large staff provides trainees with a rich experience in the management of the diverse clinical problems seen in a patient population drawn from a wide range of socioeconomic groups. Residents participate in the entire range of diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine procedures.
Nuclear medicine residents are given the opportunity to gain experience with a wide variety of instrumentation, including an assortment of state-of-the-art imaging devices and computers, including microPET. Residents regularly engage in laboratory and clinical research. The research projects may be designed by the trainee or may be part of a continuing study by a faculty member, either within the Division of Nuclear Medicine or in cooperation with other divisions and departments—including those in the radiology, medicine, surgery, neurology, gynecology, cardiology and oncology service areas— as well as with several basic science departments.
Additionally, there are frequent and regularly held conferences within the division and throughout Montefiore. Grand Rounds, the journal club, tumor boards, problem case conferences and didactic lectures are just a few of the weekly teaching experiences where residents are active participants.
Why Nuclear Medicine Residents Choose Montefiore
Our division's faculty plays an active role in national and international nuclear medicine, serving in these positions:
- Trustees and Chairman of the Board of Nuclear Medicine
- Officers and President of the Society of Nuclear Medicine
- Members of study sections for the National Institutes of Health
- Lecturers for other research bodies throughout the world
The clinical and laboratory research productivity of the nuclear medicine facility results in numerous scientific and teaching publications each year. Our faculty contributes to many peer-reviewed publications and has written or edited books for general and nuclear medicine literature. Several prominent nuclear medicine publications have been edited primarily by members of our staff, specifically Seminars in Nuclear Medicine—the most highly regarded review, serving more than 5,000 subscribers—which has been edited by Leonard M. Freeman, MD, and M. Donald Blaufox, MD, for over four decades.
Our radiochemistry facility is nationally and internationally recognized for its leading research work in developing radioimmunotherapies, while small-animal imaging with positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/computed tomography (CT) and MRI is critical to a large number of institutional research projects.
Become a Part of Our Legacy of Excellence
The Department of Radiology's Nuclear Medicine Residency Program accepts two residents into the program each year. Positions are offered via the National Resident Matching Program, and applications are accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service. Candidates are ranked based on the interview, medical school transcript, dean's letter, UUnited States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) scores, letters of recommendation, research experience and publications in peer-reviewed journals. Montefiore Medical Center sponsors J-1 and H-1B visas.
We encourage all interested applicants to learn more about our generous compensation and benefits package, additional resources and amenities and specifics relating to the Division of Nuclear Medicine's residency program. Please feel free to contact us for additional information.