Thanks for checking out our program. We really pride ourselves on training highly competent and successful diagnostic radiologists. Because of the quality of life in Portland the Maine Medical Center attracts a number of talented physicians in all areas of medicine. In Radiology we have fellowship-trained radiologists in every subspecialty. The Radiology faculty are all here because they enjoy teaching. To make it possible for us to take our teaching and scholarly activities to the next level MMC recently provided additional funding for attendings to have academic time. This protected time just became available starting July 1, 2017 and the impact is already clearly evident. Attendings can use this time to update or create new lectures, work on publications and quality improvement with residents and mentor residents.
There are no fellows in our department, which means that the residents are personally interpreting diagnostic cases and have a hands on experience doing many procedures. Residents work in close proximity to a faculty member. Because our program is relatively small (4 per year) the faculty and residents get to know each other quite well.
The variety and volume of case material that Radiology Residents encounter at Maine Medical Center prepares them well for their careers in radiology. Most of our graduates go on to fellowship at very prestigious institutions such as Duke, Stanford, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital in Boston, Johns Hopkins, University of Utah, Stanford, Massachusetts General Hospital, University of Vermont, Dartmouth, UCSF, Wake Forest, University of Colorado just to name a few.
While you are looking at our program you should also check out all the wonderful things there are to do and see (and consume) 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 and brew pubs. 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.
On a practical note you should know that the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program is a categorical program that has an integrated one year preliminary internal medicine internship here at MMC. We handle all of our applications through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). We ask that all completed applications be submitted through ERAS by October 1st. We appreciate that you have shown interest in the MMC Radiology Residency. Please contact our residency program coordinator, Cristi Holmes at (207) 662-4279 for additional information or to answer any questions you may have.
Charles Grimes, M.D.
MMC Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program