Diagnostic Imaging and Residency

Master of Science and Residency Program

Chiropractic radiologists serve in a consulting role to practitioners. They possess extensive training and experience in neuromusculoskeletal imaging and general imaging of other areas of the body.

The UWS Master of Science in Diagnostic Imaging and paid residency program trains doctors of chiropractic as specialists and consultants in diagnostic imaging and chiropractic radiology. Residents are prepared for examinations administered by the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology.

The MSDI program is not currently accepting new enrollment.

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Program Highlights

Advanced Education
The Diagnostic Imaging residency program is an advanced education program that develops competency in radiology as a specialty, teaching, scholarship and service to the university. The Master of Science in diagnostic imaging degree is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Exam Eligibility
Completion of the Master of Science in Diagnostic Imaging and residency prepares individuals to sit for the Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of radiology (DACBR), a rigorous and distinguishing diplomate.

This residency is a three calendar year program that includes full time employment at the university. The program is competitive, demanding and academically rigorous and provides an exceptional educational training experience for those pursuing chiropractic radiology.

Career Advantages
The advance of the medical and the technological facets of diagnostic imaging is so rapid that only a qualified radiologist can be expected to maintain the high level of proficiency required to supervise and to interpret these procedures. The practice of radiology continuously involves the application of this technology to patient imaging and treatment.

Program Requirements

Minimum Experience:

Eligible for or hold an Oregon license to practice chiropractic within six months of starting in the program. All residents must acquire an Oregon license before they can progress into the third quarter of their residency.

Any resident who has not acquired an Oregon license shall be subject to immediate dismissal from the program without opportunity to return. Any resident who fails to maintain a sanction-free license to practice will be subject to sanction up to termination of employment without opportunity to return.

Minimum Education:

  • Prior to beginning the residency program, earn a DC degree from a chiropractic college accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education.
  • GPA Requirements:
  • 3.0 on 4.0 scale a doctor of chiropractic program GPA of at least a 3.0 in obtained radiology courses, without receiving any grade lower than a “C” in any radiology course.
  • Candidate Selection

+ Residency selection committee makes recommendations of applicants for an on-campus interview.
+ Applicants will be sent notification of acceptance/rejection as a candidate for an on-campus interview.
+ We do not offer visas for this program. Applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

Application Process Requires:

  • Essay (see Radiology Residency Handbook for essay topics)
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Original, official transcripts from the applicant’s DC program
  • Official transcripts from each college/university attended
  • Contact information for three professional references: radiology department chairperson or equivalent from alma mater; a DACBR; and a faculty member from a department other than radiology.
  • For more information, download the Radiology Residency Handbook.