Diagnostic Radiology


The Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital is a four-year, ACGME-accredited program beyond the first-year post-graduate level.  Training takes place primarily at the Diagnostic Radiology Department of SBCH.  The program also utilizes the nuclear medicine facilities of the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara and the outpatient facilities of the Sansum Clinic and the Cottage Center for Advanced Imaging in Santa Barbara.  Residents also rotate outside Santa Barbara to the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles for pediatric radiology and nuclear medicine and to the Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center for advanced cardiothoracic imaging.  In the third year of radiology residency, residents attend the four-week Radiology-Pathology Correlation course, American Institute of Radiology Pathology (AIRP), sponsored by the American College of Radiology in Silver Spring, MD.


Completion of USMLE Step 3 is required prior to beginning radiology residency.



The most recent continued accreditation was in April 2011. The next ACGME site visit will be in the spring of 2019.


Learn more about radiology at Cottage.


For more information about the Radiology residency program at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, please contact:

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Jackie Hansen, Radiology Residency Coordinator

PO Box 689
400 W. Pueblo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93102-0689

Phone: (805) 569-7573
Fax: (805) 569-8279
E-mail: jhansen@sbch.org