Residency education in Radiology is by individual study, image interpretation with faculty and Conference teaching. All are essential in providing comprehensive training. Residency education is a priority for faculty and fellows. Teaching is performed daily while interpreting examinations, performing procedures, and providing consultation to clinicians. A reading list of books is provided to guide the residents in their independent study efforts.
Two resident conferences are held daily and cover general and subspecialty topics in radiology. Conferences are primarily taught by faculty with occasional instruction by radiology fellows and senior residents. The conferences are directed towards written and oral board preparation.
Resident teaching conferences are held in the Department of Imaging Sciences' Conference Room. This state-of-the-art facility is designed for residency education with tiered seating, a LCD projector, PACS workstation and an audience response system.
IR specific Conferences
Senior IR residents (PGY5, 6) have a dedicated Wednesday morning conference that rotates monthly: a upper level resident specific conference, a general IR conference aimed at DR residents and junior level IR residents, monthly Quality and Clinical Outcomes conference, journal club and interesting cases/presentations run by senior IR residents. Seniors also attend at least 1 Diagnostic Radiology noon conference that they feel will be of value to them based on their Individualized Learning Plan. In addition, there are various multi-disciplinary conferences (hepatobiliary, hepatic oncology, thoracic tumor board etc) that residents can participate in, based on their interest. In the Spring of each year, the IR faculty puts together mock Oral Boards to help prepare residents for the IR Boards.
Weekly thoracic oncology, radiation and medical oncology, musculoskeletal, pediatric, surgical, vascular, pediatrics/neurosurgery, and ENT conferences are available with our colleagues in those disciplines. These multidisciplinary conferences facilitate our role as consultants and provide valuable instruction in better serving patients and referring clinicians.
Interesting case conferences are presented on a weekly basis. Monthly Journal Club and Department Quality Assurance seminars provide residents with formal educational discussion of specific diseases with radiologic manifestations and emphasis on interpretive skills. These conferences provide one forum for residents to complete scholarly activities in ACGME core competencies including practice based learning and improvement and systems based practice.
Residents have the opportunity to attend a four-week elective at the American Institute of Radiologic Pathology (AIRP). This is typically scheduled during the 3rd year of training.
All radiology residents are required to participate in a three-week Physics course each year. The Department of Imaging Sciences’ Ph.D. and M.D. faculty also teach an annual Physics Review Course, providing a framework for systematic preparation and review for the American Board of Radiology Examination.
The department regularly invites distinguished radiologists from the forefront of radiologic research and practice.