Message from the Program Director

The Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at the University of Calgary is designed to train residents to become the future generation of highly skilled clinical radiologists. Our multi-faceted program also provides a rich learning environment to foster exceptional research & innovation, as well as plentiful educational opportunities.

Our program last underwent a successful external review in 2014, and successful internal review in 2019, and is fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

The University of Calgary Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program is a medium-size program with 25-30 residents, with a positive and collegial work environment that fosters teamwork and resident wellness. On their journey to becoming medical experts in Diagnostic Radiology, our residents work alongside our staff radiologists, technologists, nurses, and other health professionals to provide a high standard of patient care.

Resident education highlights include a core curriculum taught during weekly protected academic half days. Daily noon rounds consisting of case rounds, grand rounds, and peer learning rounds are presented by residents, fellows, and staff alike, and further add to the comprehensiveness of the teaching curriculum. A dedicated summer series of noon rounds taught by senior residents are devoted to the PGY2 resident cohort to prepare for call.

Teaching activities occur in a hybrid in-person / virtual format. Lectures are broadcast from 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. Residents can attend in person (abiding by Covid-19 safety protocols/restrictions), or tune in virtually. Residents have access to e-Anatomy, StatDx, and RadPrimer, which are comprehensive online references and teaching material to supplement their core textbook reading.

Our clinical faculty are sub-specialty fellowship trained radiologists and are well integrated into patient care teams through their role in multidisciplinary clinical-radiological-pathological rounds. Our sub-specialty groups provide and promote high-quality patient care through their roles as clinicians, administrators, researchers, and educators.

Research is an important feature of our residency program, with several high-profile research groups affiliated with the residency program 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. Residents and researchers at the Department of Radiology Division of Image Science collaborate on a variety of projects, with research presented annually at the Department of Radiology Research Day in the spring.

The University of Calgary Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program is based at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, one of Canada's largest hospitals, providing tertiary level care, level 1 trauma services, stroke services, and comprehensive oncology services, among others. As a result, residents can expect to see an expansive array of pathologies across all body systems, and all modalities of medical imaging.

Our residency program is dynamic, resident-driven with the ability to adapt to meet the needs of our trainees. We have a strong track record of excellence in radiology, education, and research. Graduates have an excellent record of success on the Royal College exam and have gone on to obtain fellowship training positions at several prestigious institutions across North America. 

Applications to the University of Calgary Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program are accepted through the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS).

- Dr. James Huynh

The University of Calgary Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program is based at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, one of Canada's largest hospitals, providing tertiary level care, level 1 trauma services, stroke services, and comprehensive oncology services, among others. As a result, residents can expect to see an expansive array of pathologies across all body systems, and all modalities of medical imaging.

Daily noon rounds consisting of case rounds, grand rounds, and peer learning rounds are presented by residents, fellows, and staff alike, and further add to the comprehensiveness of the teaching curriculum.

  • Program Director

    Dr. James Huynh
    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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    Dustin Morris
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