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Graduate Medical Education

Curriculum

Radiology Residency

Each year you spend in our residency we want you to continue to grow and develop your skills as a radiologist. We expect that you will assume graduated clinical responsibilities each year, progressively learning advanced imaging and taking on more complex cases and volume over the course of four years.

Year 1

During the first year you will rotate through plain film, fluoroscopy, abdominal imaging, thoracic imaging, musculoskeletal imaging, pediatrics, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, interventional radiology and emergency imaging. The primary goal will be exposure to these various modalities and to learn the fundamentals of radiology. The first two weeks of this year incorporate a short introductory course to get you acclimated to the field and our department. Two weeks towards the end of the year will also be reserved in the case you need more exposure to a particular domain.

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Year 2

During the second year the rotation schedule will incorporate mammography, cardiac imaging, and vascular US in addition to the core rotations listed above. Residents will periodically participate in a middle shift rotation (1 - 9pm) to increase their exposure to emergency imaging and get a flavor of the experiences they will encounter on the overnight nightfloat rotation. This will occur no more than one week at a time to ensure ample time for recovery and prevent burnout.

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Year 3

During the third year your rotation schedule will incorporate OB US (2nd/3rd trimester), AIRP, and PQI/Research block. AIRP will be offered to the resident as both virtual and in-person options with housing provided if in-person attendance is requested. Residents will participate in an overnight shift during this year. This will occur no more than one week at a time to ensure ample time for recovery and prevent burnout.

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Year 4

During the fourth year the resident will be offered 6 months of elective time to pursue a “mini-fellowship” in the specialty of their choice. This could be further divided into two 3-month blocks depending on the resident’s preference and future career goals as an attending radiologist. Opportunities for electives include, but are not limited to, research, leadership and radiology administration, informatics, pain management, oncology, musculoskeletal imaging, women’s imaging, cardiac imaging, neuroradiology, and MRI. This year will also include a procedural academy to prepare one for private practice and the growing needs of the greater radiology community. Evening and overnight shifts will also be scheduled during this year and gain even greater autonomy given the board-eligible status we expect our residents to achieve by their 4th year. We believe this experience will allow residents to further hone their skills before they embark on their fellowship or search of gainful employment as fully autonomous radiologists.

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