From the Chiefs

Thank you for taking the time to look into Cooper University Health Care's Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program!

At Cooper University Health Care, we provide a broad experience in patient care focused on our trauma center and our affiliation with MD Anderson Cancer Center. We provide care to a diverse patient population, ranging from the local population of Camden and branching out to the entire South Jersey/Philadelphia region. Specifically, we are the only Level 1 Trauma Center in South Jersey, providing us with a large volume of high level cases, many of which are transferred to us from regional hospitals. We are also a primary stroke center, a national referral center for musculoskeletal oncology and a regional referral center for escalation of medical care and trauma.

Our program has 5 residents per year. We have a dedicated staff of fellowship-trained radiologists in all subspecialties and a large volume of cases in each modality. There are many opportunities for involvement with procedures in vascular and interventional, CT- and ultrasound-guided procedures, musculoskeletal imaging, and women’s imaging.

A comprehensive lecture curriculum is provided.  This includes lectures by faculty and senior residents, as well as interdisciplinary conferences, journal club and interesting case conference.  Residents have the opportunity to attend tumor boards.  Board review consists of both in-house lectures and reimbursed attendance to a review course of your choice as an R3.

We have a night float system which is shared between the R2, R3 and R4 residents with 24/7 in house attending coverage. Moonlighting opportunities are available 7 days a week at our outpatient centers in Voorhees and Camden, New Jersey. Other benefits include a generous housing stipend for AIRP in Silver Spring, MD, which is attended by R3 residents. Cooper has a robust pediatric patient population as well. We rotate through pediatrics rotation at Cooper, see pediatric cases during call and during our outside rotation at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. Also, we offer the Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR) as a training option for diagnostic radiology residents during their fourth year who desire to specialize in Interventional Radiology.  Numerous residents attend national meetings such as RSNA and AUR each year. There are ample opportunities for research during the residency with many enthusiastic faculty and medical students from our affiliated medical school, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.

Cooper University Health Care is located along the Delaware River in Camden, New Jersey. Many of our residents reside in Philadelphia which is home to museums, professional sports teams, active nightlife and some of the best restaurants in the country. The PATCO subway system allows for a 10-15 minute commute to the hospital from Philadelphia and New Jersey. Alternatively, some residents choose to live in Camden's waterfront apartments or in the enterprising suburbs.

Congratulations on choosing one of the most challenging and rewarding subspecialties in medicine! We invite you to apply to Cooper University Health Care's Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program and we look forward to meeting you when you interview. Good luck to each of you.

Sincerely,

 

Julia Kahn, DO and Irene Vasko, DO
2020-2021 Chief Residents