Diagnostic Radiology Residency

Welcome to the University of Michigan Radiology Residency Program!

Our program is committed to developing outstanding radiologists and the future leaders in our field. Whatever their career goals, our residents are surrounded by resources to get them there. Our graduates constantly amaze us with their achievements, and they form an extensive and supportive network across the globe. We truly believe our residents are the best!

Residents spend the majority of their time at the University of Michigan main medical campus, which is located within the undergraduate campus and includes over 1100 inpatient hospital beds across multiple buildings: University Hospital (tertiary and quaternary care hospital), C.S. Mott Children's Hospital (women’s and children’s hospital), and the Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center (cardiac and vascular care). There are two major outpatient facilities on the main medical campus, the A. Alfred Taubman Health Care Center and the Rogel Cancer Center, and multiple outpatient centers in and near Ann Arbor, including East Ann Arbor Health and Geriatric Center and the Brighton Center for Specialty Care. Additionally, residents rotate at the Ann Arbor VA hospital. 

Our residency consists of 44 diverse residents (11 per class) from all over the country. Michigan Medicine is home to 1,700 residents from all different specialties and touts one of the few resident unions in the country (House Officer Association). Because of the union, Michigan residents receive unique employee benefits and a highly competitive, bargained-for salary.

The environment here at U of M is unique. We are fortunate that our training program is located at one of the best medical centers and universities in the world, so we are surrounded by excellence in many fields. Our radiology faculty have various interests, yielding numerous publications in multiple fields. Their passion has not gone unnoticed - our attendings occupy leadership positions in multiple nationally recognized organizations, including the RSNA, ACR, ARRS, and AUR. 

We place a high priority on education. Residents receive top-notch clinical training and have ample opportunities to explore their interests in research, quality improvement, business and innovation, healthcare administration, teaching, and other areas. Furthermore, our residents have daily protected conferences taught by subspecialized radiologists. Not only is U of M a wonderful place to train, Ann Arbor is one of the most livable cities in the country with a vibrant downtown, safe neighborhoods, an outstanding public school system, and a college football obsession.

The best part about our residency program is the people. Our residents, faculty, and staff are exceptionally talented but also down-to-earth and friendly. We have high expectations for one another but enjoy a laid-back atmosphere. We are constantly improving our program, and we expect our residents to take an active role. Above all, we are part of a team and a family.

I hope you will take some time to look at our website. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. We hope to see you here at U of M soon, but be warned: many former residents, including myself, fall in love with this place and never want to leave!

Go Blue!

Kara Gaetke-Udager, MD
Program Director, DR Residency

Program Director

Kara Gaetke Udager

Kara Gaetke-Udager, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Radiology
Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program
Director, Division of Musculoskeletal Radiology

Resident Co-chiefs