Nuclear Medicine (NM) Training Pathways and Application
Nuclear Medicine (NM) Residency
Applicants who have completed training in Diagnostic Radiology: One year of NM residency training is offered to individuals who, at the time of entering the JPNM, will have successfully completed training in an ACGME-accredited DR program or a similar DR program located in Canada and accredited by the RCPSC. At the completion of this pathway, trainees are expected to successfully sit for the ABNM and ABR board examinations.
Applicants who have completed training in other medical specialties: This pathway is designed for exceptional applicants who have successfully completed a residency accredited by the ACGME, or a similar program located in Canada and accredited by the RCPSC, and are board certified in a specialty other than DR. This program consists of two years of NMMI residency training. Such applicants are strongly encouraged to have prior experience in cross-sectional imaging before applying to the JPNM program. At the completion of this pathway, trainees are expected to successfully sit for the ABNM board examination.
Foreign medical graduates must hold a valid ECFMG certificate and proof of eligibility for a J-1 or H-1 clinical visa.
Combined Diagnostic Radiology/Nuclear Medicine (DR/NM) Residency
This is a dual certification pathway offered to those who have completed 1-year of training in an ACGME accredited program in clinical area (eg. internal medicine, surgery, transitional). Trainees in this pathway are fully integrated into ACGME-accredited BWH DR/NM programs. The first three years of training are dedicated to training in Core Diagnostic Radiology, and the last two years of training are focused on Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging with opportunities for translational research and electives tailored to each individual’s interest and career goals.
Trainees who plan to enter this pathway may declare this intention during application to the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at BWH. Alternatively, trainees may opt for this pathway later in their Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at BWH may apply to enter this pathway. For further information about this program, please contact Dr. Hyewon Hyun. Trainees are expected to successfully sit for both ABR DR and ABNM board certification and examinations.