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Graduate Medical Education

Curriculum

Radiology Residency

The training program will focus on a true apprentice model of education with daily resident and faculty readout sessions in each of the 8 recognized clinical subspecialties of radiology (Neuroradiology, Nuclear Medicine, Breast Imaging, Cardiothoracic, Musculoskeletal, Pediatrics, Interventional Radiology, and Body Imaging). Each rotation has clear goals and objectives that are carefully crafted and integrated into the curriculum by our subspecialty trained core faculty.

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, progressively learn advanced imaging and take 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, 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. Weekend daytime call will focus on plain film and ultrasound interpretation. Two weeks will also be reserved toward the end of the academic year for any domain you feel you require additional exposure to before entering the second year.

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Year 2

During the second year, your rotation schedule will begin to incorporate mammography, pediatric imaging, cardiac imaging, and vascular US in addition to the core rotations listed above. You will also participate in weekend daytime call focusing on CT interpretation to increase your exposure in emergency imaging and get a flavor of the experiences encountered on middlehawk and nighthawk rotations. Two weeks will also be allocated as protected time to work on research and PQI projects, which you will be expected to complete upon graduation.

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Year 3

The third-year rotation schedule will also incorporate OB US (2nd/3rd trimester) and AIRP. AIRP will be offered to you as both virtual and in-person options with housing provided if in-person attendance is requested. You will begin to participate in middlehawk evening and nighthawk overnight shifts during this year, the details of which are outlined under the “call system” section of the website. One week will also be reserved for dedicated work on research and PQI projects.

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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.

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