Purdue University, College of Veterinary Medicine

The Diagnostic Imaging Residency at Purdue University is a four-year program (out of VIRMP) that is designed to provide advanced training in Diagnostic Imaging and to satisfy both the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) and European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (ECVDI) residency requirements. Individuals interested in pursuing an academic career are encouraged to apply.

The applicant must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere. A veterinary degree and interest in advanced training in diagnostic imaging is required. A completed rotating internship in small or large animal medicine/surgery or equivalent experience is required. Please email your application (letter of intent + CV +academic transcript + 3 referee letters) to Dr. Hock Gan Heng at [email protected] The closing date for submitting the application is November 11, 2020. The faculty will review your completed application and will then determine whether a virtual interview will be arranged by November 25, 2020. Virtual interviews are mandatory for shortlisted candidates. Interview dates will be from December 9-13, 2020.

Residents rotate between the radiology, ultrasound and advanced imaging services in accordance with ACVR/ECVDI requirements.  Residents evaluate images under the direct supervision of faculty.  Daily faculty backup will be present during these times and dictated reports will be evaluated by these faculties. The residents will be compensated for after-hours emergency cases.  Periods of off-clinic time will be assigned according to residency program. Applicant is required to pursue a Master’s degree graduate program as well as study for the qualifying examination of the ACVR/ECVDI. Diagnostic Imaging residents will participate in known case conference rounds, diagnostic imaging journal club, and daily diagnostic imaging rounds. Diagnostic Imaging residents will have opportunities to attend conferences related to the field of diagnostic imaging. A full description of the residency program and a more specific breakdown of clinical duties is located on the ACVR website (http://www.acvr.org/) or ECVDI website (http://www.ecvdi.org/). Employment is on an annual basis, with continuation in the program dependent upon favorable periodic evaluations.

The diagnostic imaging section at Purdue University currently employs four full time board-certified radiologists. All radiologists have training in all modalities and diverse research interests. The section also employs four veterinary technicians with training in diagnostic imaging and one certified MRI/CT technician. The section currently has three small animal DR rooms, large animal DR room, a 64 slice CT scanner, a digital fluoroscope, 2 ultrasound machines, a gamma camera for nuclear imaging and a 1.5T MRI scanner.

In addition to clinical training and responsibilities, residents will have the opportunity to develop clinical research techniques, writing skills and lecture preparation/delivery skills.  Involvement in a clinical, translational, or fundamental research project under the supervision of a faculty member is required.  Publication of the research findings in a refereed scientific journal is expected, and the manuscript must be accepted for publication before a residency certificate will be granted.  Residents are expected to present one seminar each year to the department and may also be required to present a small number of didactic lectures. Residents are expected to participate in the clinical teaching of interns, veterinary students and veterinary technician students and a commitment to further development of their teaching skills is expected.

For additional information, contact Dr. Hock Gan Heng, Diagnostic Imaging Section.  Telephone (765)-494-9011, E-Mail: hh[email protected]

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University values, nurtures and respects all members of its community and ensures an environment of inclusive excellence where all students, faculty and staff and inspired and empowered to achieve their full potential. Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse work force. Al individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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To apply for this job email your details to hheng@purdue.edu