Does anyone have any inside information on the Mayo radiology program? Taking a look at their site I found: "The Department of Radiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester performed more than one million exams in 2004. This is the largest volume of any single academic radiology department in the country. The department has 21 MR scanners including two 3-Tesla magnets and one full time dedicated research magnet. Additionally, there are 18 CT scanners including one 64 detector scanner. Seven more 64 detector scanners will be added during 2005. The department's equipment also includes 43 ultrasound machines and seven interventional suites. The nuclear radiology practice includes 23 nuclear medicine cameras, two PET CT and one PET scanner. The department employees more than 1,100 individuals including 130 staff radiologists. The staff to resident ratio is 2.4:1." This is pretty amazing! When we talk about which programs are traditionally considered the best, we always say MGH, MIR, Penn, UCSF, and Hopkins. With stats like these I'm surprised Mayo isn't ever mentioned. What is the reason for that? Is the program focused too much on clinical experience and too little on research? Does the location knock it down a few marks?