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Diagnostic Radiology Residency

The Department of Radiology at MMC has a long tradition of excellence in residency training. Our program is resident-oriented, with a strong clinical orientation. Our residents are exposed to a great number and variety of cases. Learning on the clinical rotations is augmented with two teaching conferences for radiology residents per day. Residents also attend a wide variety of multidisciplinary conferences and are encouraged to engage in teaching their peers, medical students, non-radiology residents and non-physicians.

Due to their diligence and hard work and to the excellent case material and didactic lectures our residents perform extremely well on the core exam exceeding RRC expectations. They also obtain top notch fellowship positions and jobs.

Our Radiology faculty consists of 35 fellowship-trained radiologists representing all of the Radiology subspecialties. We also have three full time physicists on staff including a PhD physicist who is responsible for resident physics education. Residents are closely supervised by attending radiologists with regular signouts but are given increasing responsibilities as their competencies increase. With only four residents per year, the program is small enough that the residents are intimately involved with procedures, and the clinical teaching is one-on-one with the faculty members. In addition, faculty and residents get to know each other quite well.

We are a categorical program with both diagnostic and interventional programs. We match four, PGY-1 residents annually, three in diagnostic radiology and one in interventional radiology. The three diagnostic radiology residents pursue diagnostic radiology for four years for a total of five post-graduate years. The interventional radiology resident follows the diagnostic radiology curriculum for three years and pursues interventional radiology for the next two years for a total of six years. Residents participate in work rounds with attending radiologist several times per day.

The mission of the MMC Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program is to train physicians to be leaders in Radiology in a supportive and healthy learning environment, with an emphasis on diagnostic interpretation, patient safety, collaboration, and innovation.

To train competent and compassionate radiologists, by exposure to a large volume and diversity of cases under an apprenticeship model, and to prepare residents for leadership roles, in either academic or clinical practice

To teach strong teamwork and communication skills through mentorship, direct observation, frequent feedback, and simulation activities

To foster a culture of inquiry, supporting scholarly research, quality improvement initiatives, and innovation across the department


The department of Radiology at Maine Medical Center is committed to actively pursuing and welcoming a wide range of perspectives and backgrounds. We believe that doing so will improve the academic environment, drive innovation, and enhance our ability to provide compassionate and patient-centered care to our patients and their families. Our responsibility is to ensure a safe, inclusive culture, aligned with Maine Health Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion policies, where each person has recognized value. We are committed to fostering a collaborative, respectful, and equitable environment where our learners, faculty, and teams can thrive in an ever-changing global community.

The Department of Radiology at Maine Medical Center has a long tradition of excellence in residency training. Based in Portland at MMC, a busy 600+ teaching hospital and level one trauma center, our program is resident-oriented, with a strong clinical orientation. Our residents are exposed to a great number and variety of cases. Education on the clinical rotations is augmented with two protected teaching conferences for radiology residents per day. Residents also attend a wide variety of multidisciplinary conferences and are encouraged to engage in teaching their peers, medical students, and visiting non-radiology residents.

Due to their diligence and hard work and to the excellent case material and didactic lectures our residents develop a high level of confidence with diagnostic and procedural work. They perform extremely well on the core exam, and obtain top notch fellowship positions and jobs.

Our Radiology faculty consists of approximately 40 fellowship-trained radiologists representing all of the Radiology subspecialties. We also have full-time physicists on staff including a PhD physicist who is responsible for resident physics education. Residents are closely supervised by attending radiologists with regular sign-outs, but are given increasing responsibilities as their competencies increase. With only three diagnostic radiology residents per year, the program is small enough that the residents are intimately involved with cases and procedures. Clinical teaching is one-on-one with faculty members with a strong emphasis on frequent feedback and mentorship.

  • We have no fellows, so our residents are the top educational priority in our department, interpreting diagnostic cases and performing many hands-on procedures.
  • Our outstanding faculty enjoy and are dedicated to teaching, and residents have close faculty mentors.
  • We are a categorical program, so all radiology interns work at Maine Medical Center, enabling them to spend 8 weeks in the radiology department during intern year.
  • We have a 100% first time past rate on the core exam.
  • Our residents match into top notch fellowship programs of their choice, which can be viewed on the alumni link on this website.
While you are looking at our program you should also check out all the wonderful things to see and do in Portland. It is a truly beautiful place with four seasons of outdoor activities to enjoy. The city has an extraordinary number of great restaurants. We enjoy a great cultural scene that includes music and performance arts of all types, a symphony and several theaters. There are also many great destinations in the region like Bar Harbor, Kennebunkport, Sugarloaf Mountain and many more.

Thanks for checking out our program. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. You can reach our residency program manager, Shawn Harmon, at 207-662-4279.

Warm Regards,

Jennifer TalmadgeJennifer Talmadge, MD
Program Director

MMC Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program Director
MMC Interventional Radiology Residency Associate Program Director

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