University of Vermont Radiology Residency

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Fletcher Allen offers a comprehensive four-year residency in Diagnostic Radiology. The department is staffed by 33 board-certified radiologists, most of whom have received formal sub-specialty fellowship training.

Our radiology residency program is ACGME accredited and accepts six candidates per year via the national resident match program (NRMP). The educational experience at Fletcher Allen is augmented by an optional two-month rotation in pediatric radiology at the Children's Hospital Boston and a mandatory four-week rotation at the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology (AIRP) in Washington, D.C.

Further inquiries should be directed to our radiology residency program coordinator, Ms. Kathryn Parker, who can be reached via the contact form or by telephone at (802) 847-0794. The program director is Kristen DeStigter, M.D.

Radiology Residency Training Programs

The residency program in diagnostic radiology at Fletcher Allen is aimed at providing first-rate postgraduate education in the training of diagnostic radiologists. Our goal is to produce exceptional clinical radiologists who will do well in securing the fellowship or job of their choice. We count among our alumni the entire spectrum of practice styles from solo practitioners in rural hospitals to professors at America's most prestigious teaching institutions.

As rapidly as the technologies in diagnostic radiology change, it is necessary that our curriculum be in a constant state of revision. We strive to achieve a distribution of rotations which will allow first-year residents to gain basic proficiency in as many areas as possible while not allowing senior residents' skills to atrophy in the basics as they hone their knowledge in the subspecialties of Radiology.

Residents are encouraged to participate in ongoing clinical research and to use elective time during the fourth year to complete projects for publication. The radiology residency program is enhanced by rotations at Children's Hospital Medical Center in Boston and at the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology (AIRP) in Washington, D.C.

One of our most valuable assets is the camaraderie enjoyed among residents and between residents and staff, and the enthusiasm for teaching by the faculty. Although we are fortunate to have state-of-the-art equipment spanning the spectrum of diagnostic radiology, it is this personal atmosphere which most allows our residents to reach their full potential.

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Kristen DeStigter, M.D.
Residency Program Director
Radiology Vice Chair, Fletcher Allen/University of Vermont College of Medicine

Kathryn Parker
Residency Coordinator