MUMC Radiology Program Ranked Number One

(January 22, 2009) - The diagnostic radiology residency program at Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) has earned a No. 1 ranking from the American Board of Radiology. This means that for the past five years, 100 percent of MUMC's radiology residents have passed all three sections (physics, clinical, and oral) of their board exams on their first attempt. "Only a few residency programs in the country can tout a No. 1 ranking, so this is certainly something to be proud of. It's a tribute to the quality of our program, our faculty, our resident physicians, and our radiology groups both our current Atlantic Radiology Associates as well as our previous group Radiology Associates who played a vital role in this achievement," said Ed Abrams, executive director and associate dean of graduate medical education at MUMC. "Recognition should also go to the hard work of the residents themselves for reaching this pillar." The diagnostic radiology residency program at MUMC provides four years of training for physicians who plan to specialize in radiology. There are currently 14 residents in the program. While at MUMC, they learn about and practice all aspects of radiology from highly experienced faculty physicians. Memorial is the only academic medical center in southeast Georgia and offers a total of six physician residency programs. The American Board of Radiology serves patients, the public, and the medical profession by certifying that its diplomates have acquired, demonstrated, and maintained a requisite standard of knowledge, skill, and understanding essential to the practice of diagnostic radiology, radiation oncology, and radiologic physics. Memorial University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital, a 530-bed academic medical center; Memorial primary and specialty care physician networks; a major medical education program; business and industry services; and NurseOne, a 24-hour call center.