Welcome to the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Spokane
Letter from the Director
Thank you for your interest in the Providence Diagnostic Radiology Residency program in Spokane, Washington. Our program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and meets all of the requirements of the American Board of Radiology.
We are a small, friendly, community-based program, providing four years of excellent training in all aspects of medical imaging. Residents receive their training in a modern tertiary care hospital and several busy state-of-the-art imaging centers.
We believe in giving residents one-on-one staff to resident teaching. Throughout their training, residents are supervised by fellowship-trained radiologists. As they gain experience and knowledge, residents are given graduated responsibility in managing patients and performing procedures. By the end of the residency they are able to function as junior faculty.
Daily conferences, a weekly physics course, journal clubs, practice examinations and the AIRP course all help our residents develop the knowledge and skills needed for a general radiology practice. Once a week, all residents are excused from their rotations to participate in an afternoon teaching session. Cases, didactic lectures and exam preparation are reviewed with faculty supervision
We hope you’ll take the time to visit Spokane. The surrounding forests, lakes and mountains provide wonderful recreational opportunities. And Sacred Heart offers a friendly, stimulating environment for the resident in training.
-Justin A. Frederick, M.D., Program Director
Our Education And Community Partner
Providence partners with Inland Imaging, LLC to provide high quality education designed to produce well trained, competent radiologists who are able to function in an academic or private practice setting. Residents receive their training at Sacred Heart and at Inland Imaging’s outpatient imaging centers, located within walking, or a short driving distance from the medical center.
All sites feature cutting-edge technology, including an innovative PACS system with voice recognition, computerized workflow and 24-hour tech support.
Our program is staffed by more than 90 radiologists covering a 3 state area-
The teaching faculty, all of whom are sub-specialty trained, is responsible for ensuring adequate training in his or her area of expertise, corresponding to the nine sections tested by the American Board of Radiology. All of the radiology staff are dedicated to teaching residents and participate in board readouts, case reviews and didactic lectures. During each of the rotations, the resident is closely supervised by a staff radiologist.
Sacred Heart Department Of Radiology
Our residents primarily work in Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, a busy tertiary Level 2-designated trauma center with a large catchment area that includes Eastern Washington, North Idaho and Western Montana. With 644 licensed beds, Sacred Heart is one of the largest hospitals in the Northwest.
Upgrades and remodels are in constant cycle in order to keep pace with the ever-changing medical community. In fact, the radiology department has undergone continuous expansion over the last decade. Investment in groundbreaking technology and review of standards of all equipment is completed regularly.
- Two state-of-the-art MRIs (1.5T and 3T) are used for imaging, interventional procedures and research. The ultrasound lab boasts four state-of-the-art units, all equipped with Doppler imaging (several portable machines are also utilized for critically ill patients).
- Three CT units including a 320 slice CT scanner, are used for helical and cardiac scanning. Three adjacent interventional suites allow residents to be involved in a greater number of cases, including neurointerventional procedures, RF ablation, cryoablation, and Y-90 radioembolic therapy.
- Three whole-body gamma cameras are capable of SPECT scanning.
- There are five fluoroscopy suites which are used for gastrointestinal and musculoskelatal procedures.
Residents will participate in fluoroscopy and interventional rotations at Providence Holy Family Hospital, a progressive, full-service hospital offering advanced medical and surgical care. This center has digital interventional and radiology suites, ultrasound, fluoroscopy, 4- and 64-slice CT units, and four 1.5T scanners, including a wide bore GE 450W and an extremity magnet for specialized musculoskeletal imaging.
During the mammography rotation, residents read a large number of digital screening mammograms and participate in diagnostic studies—localization and stereotactic—and ultrasound-guided biopsies at a nearby Women’s Imaging Center. Residents also participate in MRI-guided breast procedures, Positron Emission Mammography (PEM) and Tomosynthesis.
In the ultrasound lab, residents interpret abdominal, pelvic, high-risk obstetric and vascular examinations.
During the nuclear medicine rotation, residents review studies using single and dual head gamma cameras and DEXA scanners, and are also introduced to PET/CT imaging.
Notice of Program Closure
Please note, the Radiology Residency Program is in the procress of closing. All current residents will complete their educational program prior to program closure. Radiology Residency Spokane is NOT accepting any new residents.
Graduate Medical Education Policies
The Spokane Teaching Health Clinic and the Diagnostic Radiology Spokane Residency Program have developed several important graduate medical education policies.
Sherry Bucholz, C-TAGME
For more information:
Email: Sherry Bucholz