Nuclear Medicine

Why UT Southwestern

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UT Southwestern Medical Center is one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation, with a distinguished faculty that has received six Nobel prizes, and that includes 22 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 17 members of the National Academy of Medicine, and 14 Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators. UT Southwestern is the No. 1 hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth, second in Texas, and among the top 50 programs nationally in six clinical specialty areas, according to U.S. News & World Report.

The Nuclear Medicine Residency program, established in 1986, is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). This residency program prepares trainees for certification by the American Board of Nuclear Medicine and the Nuclear Radiology CAQ (certified added qualification) of the American Board of Radiology.

Our Mission

In keeping with our Sponsoring Institution's mission, our aim is to teach and equip Nuclear Medicine Residents with state of the art knowledge and excellence in independent patient care to practice throughout the local community, Texas and nationally. To train and nurture the future physicians in the field of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, as exceptional clinicians through clinical practice, education, research and therapeutic nuclear medicine.

Program Aims

  • Educate physicians aspiring to specialize in world-class diagnostic nuclear medicine
  • Train physicians for expertise in current and emerging innovative treatment of patients using therapeutic nuclear medicine
  • Provide training opportunities in the setting of a large academic medical center with three tertiary care hospitals that serve a diverse population of adult and pediatric patients
  • Foster research participation through exposure to cutting-edge technologies

Four residency positions are available and consist of a one-year program for residents who have completed diagnostic radiology residency training, a two-year program for residents who have completed internal medicine residency training, and a three-year program for those who have completed an ACGME-accredited preliminary year without prior residency training.

The program is based at Parkland Health & Hospital System, with additional clinical service at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Clements University Hospital, the PET Center at Clements Advanced Imaging Center, and Children’s Health℠, providing 13 rotations a year.

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