Welcome to the University of Texas Medical Branch Radiology Residency page. The radiology department at UTMB has a long history of excellence in patient care and resident education. Our faculty have a strong commitment to teaching and our program is dedicated to providing residents the educational environment and support needed to become outstanding radiologists. UTMB Radiology is characterized by an excellent diversity of clinical material and a rich tradition of teaching. Exams come from the John Sealy Hospital, a level I trauma
center, a large Texas Department of Corrections Hospital, the Shriners
Burns Hospital, and numerous outpatient facilities. UTMB Radiology maintains state-of-the-art technology, including two 3T MRIs, two dual-energy CTs, 16 slice SPECT CT, and a DynaCT angiography suite. We are enthusiastic about the future of our residency and invite you to further explore our program.
"I completed my radiology residency at UTMB and then came back as faculty so I put my money where my mouth is. At UTMB you get excellent training in a laid-back, collegiate environment. Volumes have never been higher and particularly with the prison hospital you are exposed to a wide range of uncommon and advanced pathology. We are a level one trauma center and an NIH certified stroke center. UTMB is a resident-driven program with an advanced curriculum that exposes residents to more advanced imaging like MRI, Head and Neck imaging and CTA earlier than many programs. I felt comfortable moonlighting under my own license after completing my second year. My class also all matched their top choice fellowship spot and in recent years we have sent residents to MGH, Johns Hopkins, Mallinckrodt and other top Fellowships.
The best part about UTMB though is the community. There is a real sense of camaraderie between resident classes and between residents and faculty. As a department, we often get together outside of work for happy hours, crawfish boils and the like. And Galveston is a fun, economical and convenient town, just down the road from the 3rd largest city in the United States (and two major airports).
And finally, while you may not be thinking about it now, the benefits at UTMB are top. First of all, Texas in general is a great place to get a foothold as a doctor with tort reform and no income tax. And Galveston in particular is very affordable so your salary goes a long way. Being just down the street from Houston and right next door to the I-45 corridor, one of the fastest growing regions in the country, provides a lot of job opportunities. UTMB benefits are also great with one of the best employer retirement matches (for residents as well) I have ever seen as well as family health insurance. Not to mention all the department specific benefits like an educational fund to pay for books, review courses and conferences.
I really enjoyed my time at UTMB, but to be honest, that was 4 years ago and we have only grown and improved since then. I think there has never been a better time to be a UTMB radiology resident."
John Heymann, MD
Associate Professor Neuroradiology
UTMB Grad 2015