Top Radiologist Schools: List of the Best Schools in the U.S.

Read about some of the top schools to offer radiology programs in the U.S. Learn about the specific radiology programs at these schools and go over their program offerings and distinctions.

School Overviews

A radiologist is a medical doctor who uses diagnostic imaging techniques, such as magnetic resonance imaging, computer tomography, ultrasound and mammography, to diagnose and treat disease. Students must complete a 4-year Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) program before applying to a hospital residency program in radiology. The University of Washington in Seattle and the University of California in San Francisco are two of the best schools in the U.S. offering this 4-year program.

1. University of Washington in Seattle, WA

School Highlight: This school hosts nearly 50 areas of medical services, including Radiation Oncology and Radiology & Imaging Services.

Students in the resident program spend the majority of their practicum hours at the UW Medical Center in Seattle. Upon completion of a residency program, most students select a fellowship program and specialize in areas such as neuroradiology, pediatric radiology, oncology radiation, cardiac imaging and musculoskeletal radiology.

2. University of California in San Francisco, CA

School Highlight: This school boats some of the most technologically advanced radiology equipment and a high volume of imaging procedures per year.

UCSF has two residency program options for those specializing in radiology. The diagnostic radiology program centers on general radiology, while the study of nuclear medicine, a radiology subspecialty, covers its use in diagnosing and treating cancers. The residency program for radiology is highly selective, and residents work at the UCSF Medical Center.

Top Radiologists Schools

College/University Name Distinction Location
Indiana University - Indianapolis The university's School of Medicine receives about $110 million annually in grants from national organizations to further research Indianapolis, IN
Michigan State University Offers multiple residency programs in Radiology East Lansing, MI
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill In 2016, UNC ranked #2 on U.S. News & World Report's listing of the best medical schools with primary care programs Chapel Hill, NC
University of Wisconsin - Madison Students can access a 50,000-square-foot imaging sciences researches center with state-of-the-art equipment Madison, WI

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