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Diagnostic Radiology Residency Curriculum


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.



Chief’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 an 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.

Grand Rounds followed by the Resident Education Conference are provided approximately four times per year by 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 with their clinical counterparts. These include:

  • Radiology sectional conferences;
  • Radiology-pathology conference;
  • MedRad conference;
  • Specialty tumor boards; and
  • Morbidity and mortality conferences

Meetings and Courses

All diagnostic residents attend the four-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) monthly meetings during the year on Friday afternoons.

Journal club is held monthly with a faculty member facilitator to discuss interesting articles on a topic of the resident’s interest. In 2020, we initiated an AI journal club facilitated by Young Kim, MD, PhD.  The AI journal club is resident-lead and held every other month.


  • AIRP
  • Body CT/MR
  • Body ultrasound
  • Breast imaging
  • Cardiac
  • Chest
  • Echocardiography
  • ED/trauma
  • Elective (e.g., senior minifellowships, community radiology)
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Interventional neuroradiology
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neuroradiology
  • Night float
  • Nonvascular interventional
  • Nuclear medicine
  • OB ultrasound
  • Pediatrics
  • Scholarly activity
  • Vascular interventional
  • Vascular ultrasound