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Radiology Residency

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The Radiology Section of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine (UTCVM) consists of 5 radiologists (2 ACVR, 2 ACVR and ECVDI; one position open), 4 residents with the 4th year resident functioning as clinical instructor, 4 diagnostic radiology technicians, 2 MRI technicians, and 2 administrative staff.

The UTCVM offers a four year structured program designed to prepare the resident to qualify for and pass the certifying examination in diagnostic radiology of the American College of Veterinary Radiology. An advanced degree program is not offered in conjunction with the residency.

One residency position is offered per year, which is filled through the Veterinary Internship & Residency Matching Program.

A combined document including the most recent residency reapplication submitted to ACVR, a description of residency program details, and a sample schedule are available for download below. 

Interviews 2021-2022
Official interviews will be scheduled after the VIRMP application deadline (01/10/22) and will be by invitation only. The majority of these interviews will likely be zoom based. In person visits may or may not be possible (pending Covid developments).

Additionally, up to 20 slots will be available for informal phone interviews.. These interview slots are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. Any candidate interested in arranging a phone interview is asked to contact the residency program director (Silke Hecht; shecht@utk.edu) and provide the following:

  • 5-10 available dates/times (may include weekends)
  • Current CV including GPA/class rank and names of references

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Contact Information

  • Residency Program Director: Dr. Silke Hecht
  • Radiology Section
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • University of Tennessee
  • 2407 River Drive
  • Knoxville, TN 37996
  • Tel: 865-974-5809
  • Fax: 865-974-5554