R1 Year


During the first year, new residents are introduced to all radiology subspecialties required for certification by the American Board of Radiology (ABR).  Every three weeks residents (all years) rotate through one of the following clinics where they will learn to identify anatomical structures and disease processes, as well as learn about specific imaging modalities:

  • Body CT
  • Body Fluoro
  • Breast imaging
  • Chest
  • Head & neck
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neuro CT, MR
  • Non-invasive neurointerventional
  • Nuclear medicine, including PET and cardiac
  • Pediatric radiology
  • Ultrasound
  • Vascular interventional
  • Veteran’s Administration Medical Center


No call responsibilities during the first year.


In addition to clinical rotations, residents will also attend morning and noon conferences, interdisciplinary conferences, Journal Club, as well as lectures based on the text, Fundamentals of Diagnostic Radiology, by Brant and Helms. 


  • Iowa Radiologic Society annual meeting (expected attendance) - conference fees paid for by department
  • Radiologic Society of North America annual meeting (must attend at least twice during residency)


  • Begin working on Physics Modules in preparation for the ABR Physics written and oral boards taken in the 2nd and 4th years, respectively
  • Begin working through Dictation Modules
  • Submit an ethics case
  • Complete at least 2 CME credits during the year
  • Maintain a case/procedure log


  • ACR In-Training Exam (February)
  • Rotation exams

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