Residency Curriculum

Lectures

Morning, noon and afternoon conferences are held throughout the academic year. The core curriculum includes: physics, didactic subspecialty lectures and interactive case conferences. The core curriculum for each section covers all aspects of diagnostic and interventional radiology, repeated twice over the resident’s four years. Daily didactic lectures and/or interactive conferences are provided. Physics lectures are given each Wednesday by department physicists and provide the necessary foundation to understand the underlying imaging science for each diagnostic modality and prepare residents for the physics, regulatory and quality questions they will encounter for their qualifying exam and in practice. In addition to clinical radiology and physics lectures, dedicated lectures or course series are provided in: business concepts, teaching and communication, quality and patient safety and ethics as they pertain to the practice of radiology.

Conferences

RiazChief’s conference is given each Tuesday to discuss interesting cases from the previous week. 

Resident run Brant and Helms Conference is held each Thursday morning to provide introduction to the fundamentals of diagnostic radiology to junior residents. 

Coffee Rounds are given by a senior resident on advanced topics in radiology each Friday morning of the week.

Grand Rounds followed by Resident Education Conference are typically provided each month on Thursday afternoon from a visiting radiologist who is nationally and internationally recognized in their area of expertise. 

Additionally, residents are encouraged to attend and participate in a variety of divisional, departmental and interdepartmental conferences in conjunction with their clinical counterparts. These include:

  • Radiology sectional conferences
  • Radiology-Pathology conference
  • MedRad conference
  • Specialty tumor boards
  • Morbidity and Mortality conference

Meetings & Courses

All diagnostic residents attend the 4-week radiologic pathology course at the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology in Silver Spring, MD during their PGY-4 year.

Residents attend the New England Roentgen Ray Society (NERRS) meeting bi-monthly during the year on Friday afternoons.

Journal Club is held monthly with faculty member facilitator to discuss interesting articles on a topic of the residents interest.

Rotations

  • AIRP
  • Body CT/MR
  • Body Ultrasound
  • Cardiac
  • Chest
  • ED/Trauma
  • Elective (e.g. senior mini-fellowships, community radiology)
  • GI/Fluoroscopy
  • MRI
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neuroradiology
  • Scholarly
  • Nonvascular Interventional
  • Pediatrics
  • Mammography
  • Night Float
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Vascular Interventional
  • Scholarly Activity