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Penn Radiology lab techs in research lab in John Morgan building on Penn campus. The Penn Radiology Residency Research Track is designed for candidates who wish to make research an integral part of their residency training. Its aim is to train a generation of clinician scientists to populate leadership positions in academic radiology.

Funded in part by a National Institutes of Health training grant, the research track integrates one year of research training into a four-year radiology training program.

The first three years of the research track are spent in clinical radiology, almost identical to the traditional, clinical track. The fourth year is spent working on a research projects, or in one of our department's many radiology research labs. During this year, candidates will also be able to pursue formal training in biostatistics or other needed disciplines in Penn's School of Clinical Epidemiology. Research track residents will not be assigned weekday rotations during this year except for the two blocks doing evening and Night Float. Approximately three additional weeks of clinical time are available to be spent in the trainees’ areas of choice. They are expected to attend five hours per week of fellow level/interdisciplinary conferences.

In addition to the Program Director, a research mentor of the resident's own choosing provides guidance. This mentor will be required to do a semi-annual review of the resident's performance during the fourth year and submit both to the Program Director and the Research Track Committee. The Research Track Committee is charged with the ongoing supervision of curriculum for the track and the supervision of progress of individual candidates.

Research track residents are strongly encouraged to stay at Penn Medicine for their fellowship. They are guaranteed a spot in their fellowship of choosing including the two-year Interventional Radiology Independent Residency.

Research Track Leadership

David A. Mankoff, MD, PhD

David Mankoff, MD, PhD

Research Track Program Director (T32 PI)
Gerd Muehllehner Professor of Radiology
Vice-Chair for Research, Department of Radiology


Terence P. Gade, MD, PhD

Terence P. Gade, MD, PhD

Research Track Co-Program Director (T32 co-PI)
Assistant Professor of Radiology in Cancer Biology
Co-Director, Penn Image-Guided Interventions Laboratory


Penn Radiology Department Chair Mitchell D. Schnall, MD, PhD, FACR

Mitchell D. Schnall, MD, PhD, FACR

Research Track Co-Program Director (T32 co-PI)
Chairman, Department of Radiology
Eugene P. Pendergrass Professor of Radiology


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