Message from the Program Director

The Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at the University of Calgary is fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  

Our goal is to prepare the next generation of physicians to become highly skilled clinical radiologists while also teaching the skills required to excel in research, education, and innovation in the field of diagnostic imaging. 

All of the radiology faculty are fellowship trained sub-specialists, recognized as leaders in the field of radiology. Radiologists in each sub specialty area are well integrated into the clinical health care team and participate in multidisciplinary rounds to promote the delivery of excellent patient care through their roles as clinicians, administrator, scholars and teachers.
 
The University of Calgary is a medium sized program with 25-30 residents that emphasizes teamwork, collegiality and wellness in addition to our role as medical experts. Our residents work together and side by side with staff radiologists to provide high quality patient centered care. Residents in the University of Calgary have an integrated core-teaching curriculum taught by faculty during protected academic half days each week. Daily case rounds presented by residents, fellows and staff further enhance the teaching curriculum. All the teaching activities take place in the R.D. Johns Lecture Theater, which is a state of the art teaching classroom with an integrated PACS viewing station, and 98” LCD monitor. There is a dedicated residents library with core radiology textbooks and reference material that is complemented by radiology textbooks available electronically through the University of Calgary Library. There are also devoted Mac and PC workstations in the radiology resident library which are used for research and teaching. Residents have access to StatDx and RadPrimer, which are comprehensive online references and teaching material to supplement their core textbook reading. 

The Diagnostic Radiology Visiting Professor program at the University of Calgary has been a huge success over the years to allow the residents to be taught by experts, often world renowned, in various subspecialty areas of radiology. Also, the visiting professor program allows the residents to make contact with experts from major teaching centers, which has opened doors for highly competitive fellowships in the past.

All residents participate in research during residency at the University of Calgary with important academic ties with the Department of Radiology Division of Image Science. The Division of Image Science brings together 9 full time research faculty members, approximately 30 trainees (MSc, PhD and Post-doctoral fellows) and an additional 19 research assistants/associates. There are many clinical and pre clinical research groups that work closely with the Department of Radiology including the Seaman Family MR Center, the Experimental Imaging Center, The Hotchkiss Brain Institute, The Bone Imaging Laboratory, The Stephenson Cardiovascular MR Center and Pediatric 3T Imaging Program. Every year the Department of Radiology Research Day presentations highlight resident and academic trainee research.

The University of Calgary Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program is a dynamic, resident driven program with state of the art facilities, subspecialty-trained staff and exposure to a wide spectrum of pathology. There is a proven track record of excellence in radiology, teaching and research. Graduates from our program have been very successful obtaining fellowship training positions and work at prestigious institutions throughout Canada and the USA.  
Applications are accepted through the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS).
- Dr. Morgan Willson
The University of Calgary Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program is a dynamic, resident driven program with state of the art facilities, subspecialty-trained staff and exposure to a wide spectrum of pathology.
Residents in the University of Calgary have an integrated core-teaching curriculum taught by faculty during protected academic half days each week.
  • Program Director

    Dr. Morgan Willson
    Foothills Medical Centre
    1403 - 29 Street NW Calgary AB T2N 2T9
    Phone: (403) 944-4530 Fax: (403) 944-4577
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    Bonnie McCardle
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    Karen Hunter
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