Our residency program offers an ideal blend of diverse clinical material, comprehensive teaching, abundant research opportunities, and unsurpassed collegiality. The program is supported within the department by nationally recognized leaders in radiology subspecialization including cardiac, thoracic and trauma imaging, interventional techniques, quality assessment, and information technologies.
It is the philosophy of the department that the best diagnostic radiology residency training program is not based solely on presenting a trainee with a large volume of case material, the interpretation of which is learned on a trial-and-error basis. Instead, the department promotes the concept of one-on-one learning, in which the resident reads, discusses, observes, and works closely with faculty members in charge of each rotation. At first, the resident is totally supervised. Over a period of time, the resident is allowed to function more independently to the extent to which he or she proves competent. All patient care functions are supervised and/or checked by faculty throughout residency.
Consultations make up a significant portion of the daily practice of diagnostic radiology. As a consultant, the radiologist assumes the role of mentor to referring physicians, peers, and technologists; all radiologists must be and are teachers. For this reason, all residents are well founded in educational principles and have the responsibility and opportunity to hone their teaching skills by instructing medical students and fellow residents in varied educational formats throughout the 4 years.
Research by residents is strongly encouraged and supported by the department. Many residents have won awards for outstanding scientific exhibits, paper presentations, and computer projects.