Yale Bridgeport Radiology Residency Personal Statement

Welcome to the Yale Diagnostic Radiology residency program. Our program offers world-class training and research opportunities in one of the largest hospital systems in the United States.  Serving the greater New Haven area, Yale New Haven Hospital provides cutting-edge care within a wide spectrum of specialties. The Diagnostic Radiology department is at the forefront of innovative, high-quality, patient-focused care and research.

Our residency program offers a total of 55 ACGME approved positions, ranking among the top 5 largest programs in the country. Our residents have performed exceptionally well on the new American Board of Radiology’s CORE examination and have graduated to train at many of the premier fellowship positions in the country. Over the last three years, our residents have been accepted to positions in the following:

  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital - Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • Cornell University - Breast and Body Imaging
  • Mallinckrodt Institute - Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • Massachusetts General Hospital - Body Imaging
  • Massachusetts General Hospital - Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • New York University - Interventional Radiology
  • New York University - Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • University of California Los Angeles - Abdominal Imaging
  • University of California San Diego - Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • University of California San Francisco - Cardiopulmonary Imaging
  • University of Utah - Body Imaging

Many of our residents prefer to stay with us for fellowship and faculty positions.  In fact, over 50% of our recent residents have elected to remain at Yale for their post-residency training.  Fellowship offerings at Yale New Haven Hospital include Body Imaging, Breast Imaging, Cardiac Imaging, MRI, Nuclear Radiology, Interventional, Musculoskeletal Imaging, and Neuroradiology in addition to innovative, hybrid programs. We have an extensive and growing network of Yale Radiology graduates across the country. Our residents will graduate having been optimally trained to excel in both academic and private practices.  

Through the years about 30 percent of our graduates have joined academic practices and occupy faculty positions at some of the most prestigious institutions in the nation. The program director, Jamal Bokhari, MB, BS-MD, is very proud that several former residents have become residency program directors in academic institutions around the country.

The greater New Haven area provides a vibrant backdrop for a residency training experience.  Yale Diagnostic Radiology residents enjoy the benefits of being part of Yale University. Whether you are a fan of the outdoors, the arts, athletics or fine cuisine, New Haven provides an ever-evolving community of diverse people and ample opportunities for engagement outside of work. The beautiful southern Connecticut coastline is shared with New Haven which also offers convenient access to Boston and New York City.

AmeriClerkships Postgraduate Subinternships With Residency Programs

Length of Program

Minimum 4 weeks; maximum 48 weeks. Start in as little as 2 weeks.

Preceptors

Program Directors (PDs), Associate PDs, Residency Program Faculty, Teaching Attending Physicians and Residents

Program Overview

AmeriClerkships Medical Society (AMS), in partnerships with Graduate Medical Education (GME) departments offers a rare opportunity for medical graduate members of AMS to enroll in Postgraduate Subinternships (PGSIs) in over 30 specialties.

PGSIs are designated as AMS-PGY1CONNECT sites, meaning that AMS members have secured residency interviews and even “matched” into such hospital(s).

A typical “matched” AMS member who has matched into a PGSI residency program has: 

  • Completed 12-28 weeks of PGSI
  • Secured 2-4 letters of reference directly from PGSI supervising attendings
  • Is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Passed USMLE Step 3

By enrolling as an AMS PGSI, medical graduates may expect to gain first-hand exposure to the inner workings of U.S. GME and medical residencies (even in 100% inpatient settings), and develop into an effective PGY1 by learning how to: 

  • Become an integral member of U.S. medical residency teams who manage acute and chronic medical problems
  • Rotate and collaborate with top residency program faculties, teaching attending physicians, chief residents and even program directors
  • Participate in teaching rounds, and possibly present in journal clubs and residency conferences
  • Refine history taking and physical examination skills
  • Formulate problem lists, prioritize medical problems, select laboratory and ancillary tests, as well as institute drug and supportive therapies
  • Utilize subspecialty consultative services
  • Develop definitive plans for ongoing care and follow-up of dismissed patients

Upon satisfactory completion of each PGSI clinical block, AMS PGSI will be evaluated based on the 6 ACGME Core Competencies, and may request a performance-based letter of recommendation on official GME/teaching hospital letterhead.

For questions and enrollment, please contact AmeriClerkships Medical Society directly at +1 (949) 417-8980, or visit the website.

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