Curriculum

Curriculum

The Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program clinical and didactic curriculum shown in the table below has been specifically designed to meet the most recent American Board of Radiology requirements for certification. This curriculum affects every resident who began or begins training on or after July 1, 2010.

 

Rotation Schedule

Note that the numbers in the following table refer to 4-week blocks and there are 13 blocks in each postgraduate year (PGY).

Rotation
PGY2 PGY3 PGY4 PGY5 Total Blocks
Abdominal Imaging (CT/MR) 2 1 2.25 0 5.25
Armed Forces Institute of Pathology 0 0 1 0 1
Body MR 0 1 0 0 1
Breast Imaging 0 2 1 0 3
Cardiac/Chest Imaging (CT/MR) 0 1 0 0 1
Chest Imaging (CT and plain films) 2 0 1 0 3
Elective 0 0 0 10.25 10.25
GI Radiology 2 0 1 0 3
MSK 1 0 1  0 2
MSK MR 0 1 0  0 1
Neuroradiology 2 1 1  1 5
Night Float 0 2  0.75  0.75 3.5
Nuclear Medicine 1 1 1 1 4
Pediatric Radiology 1 1 1 0 3
Ultrasonography 1 1 1 0 3
Vascular and Interventional Radiology 1 1 1 0 3
 Total 13 13 13 13  52

 

 

Conferences

 

 Departmental conferences are held twice daily and cover the full gamut of radiology and radiologic physics. In addition to the didactic curriculum, which is typically presented at 7:30 a.m. conference, there are numerous case review conferences, as well as conferences based on the Brant and Helms text.

There are conferences specifically geared to first-year residents in the beginning of the year and at the end of the year for call preparedness. Finally, there are a number of multidisciplinary conferences which residents are encouraged to attend.

Our physics curriculum is presented by Peggy Blackwood, MS, DABR, who is certified by the American Board of Radiology in Radiologic Physics and is involved in developing the ABR physics curriculum.

We are also delighted to host a number of visiting professors each year to round out our educational program.

The current conference schedule can be viewed below.