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Radiology Residency


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The Radiology Department of Riverside University Health System is pleased and excited to welcome you to this Web Page.

Our residency, newly accredited, builds on a foundation of well-established programs in other fields at RUHS and is designed to support and foster collaboration and integrative care in a busy environment.  Over 160,000 procedures were performed in the last year touching all modalities and specialties.  Our patient population is underserved, extremely diverse and as the population continues to expand filled with imaging challenges. 

The residency is centered at Riverside University hospital with nearby rotations to Loma Linda Children's Hospital to increase pediatric experience and Arrowhead Regional Medical Center to provide additional perspectives on Interventional Radiology.  All residents will be provided a 4-week rotation at the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology.  Didactic lectures and tumor board are scheduled every Tuesday with protected research time on Tuesday afternoons.   

Riverside University Hospital, located in Moreno Valley CA and has 439 acute care hospital beds and an ER expansion project ongoing.  It has stroke designation, moving towards a clot retrieval facility and is currently a level II trauma facility with application for level I status pending.  The hospital boasts a research center, CECORC - Comparative Effectiveness and Clinical Outcomes Research Center that is also available to support resident scholarly activity.

Moreno Valley, in Riverside County, is centrally located in southern CA with the advantages of the beach and the mountains at a lower cost of living than exists in Orange County or San Diego. A nearby airport, Ontario International, allows for convenient travel options without size and crowds of Los Angeles International airport.

The radiology staff has been and is committed to the patients, the hospital and the residents we serve with ongoing attention to quality and detail in our patient's experience, appropriate supervision and utilization and to the active teaching in both conference settings and on rotation.

Thank you for your time and interest in our residency program.  Should you have any additional questions please free to ask.

Sincerely,

Monika L. Kief-Garcia, MD, FACR
Program Director, Radiology Residency
Chairman of Radiology, RUHS Medical Center

Bryon Thomson, DO 
Associate Program Director, Radiology Residency