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Apply for our Radiology Residency Program


Radiology Residency Position at the the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

  • The radiology section of the School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania invites applications to its Radiology residency program for the training cycle starting in July 2022.
  • This is a four-year program that fulfills the training guidelines of the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR).
    • The qualifying (preliminary) part of the examination will be taken at the beginning of the 3rd year of formal training (in August 2024) and the certifying examination at the beginning of the 4th year (in August 2025).
    • The first 36 months of the program will be directly supervised training.
    • In the 4th year, the resident will function as a junior clinical instructor and will also have weekly teleradiology duties.
  • The training includes formal course work and clinical experience in large and small animal diagnostic radiology, ultrasound and other modalities such as X-ray computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine.
  • Following completion of the first 3 years of the program, the resident should be qualified to take the qualifying ACVR examination.
  • You may download or view the detailed description of this program (PDF)...  
  • The major responsibility of the resident is to assist in the imaging work-up and treatment of patients under the supervision of the radiology faculty. The resident also instructs the veterinary students and interns in the clinic. Residents will assume increasing responsibility for diagnostic and therapeutic services throughout the program and function autonomously in the 4th year. Residents participate in radiology and other rounds with faculty.
  • Residents work with six faculty members: three are diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Radiology, two are diplomates of both the ACVR and ACVR-EDI, and one is diplomate of both the ACVR and the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (ECVDI).
  • Currently, there is no Pennsylvania State licensure requirement. Health and professional liability insurance are provided. The resident must be able to work in the hospital on all days and times of the week.
  • There is a two-week vacation annually over the first three years, increasing to 4 weeks in the 4th year. In addition, the resident will get 6 weeks completely off-clinics in the summer of the second year (mid-July to end of August) to study for the preliminary examination.
  • To be eligible for the program, a candidate must have satisfactorily completed at least one year of large or small animal internship in a practice with a busy caseload staffed with board-certified specialists.
  • Due to immigrations restrictions, we cannot accept applicants who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States, or citizens of Canada or Mexico. The University of Pennsylvania is an "Equal Opportunity Employer". Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans encouraged to apply.
  • Applications are to be emailed to the residency director Dr. Wilfried Mai at wmai@vet.upenn.edu . The applicant must submit:
    • A curriculum vitae (with GPA and class rank)
    • A personal statement of their background and reasons for applying for a radiology residency
    • A transcript of veterinary school record
    • A minimum of three letters of recommendation from senior clinical instructors or veterinarians who are familiar with their clinical abilities and knowledgeable about their career interests and goals
  • The application DEADLINE is September 22, 2021; applicants being invited to interview will be notified early October and interviews may be virtual or in person on the PennVet Campus in Philadelphia.