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Research and Scholarly Activity

Research and Scholarly Activity

The Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program strongly supports the active participation by residents and faculty in all types of scholarly activity and service to radiology. Residents who are the first author on projects accepted for presentation by peer-review receive financial support for travel for their first project; additional projects are supported if they also lead to publication in the peer-review literature. There is also a vacation bonus for those residents who are the first author on publications in the peer-review literature.

Our faculty and residents are also active in professional service. Drs. Baxter, Daffer, McLean and Poller have previously served as examiners for the American Board of Radiology oral examination, and Dr. Daffner helped to develop the new ABR exam. Drs. Hartman and Spearman serve the American College of Radiology in a variety of posts; Drs. Hartman and Daffner have been members of the ACR Appropriateness Criteria, which develops guidelines for the appropriate use of imaging. Drs. Bethany Casagranda, Kirk Baxter, Paul Klepchick, Timothy Mickus, Michael Goldberg, and Andrew Ku have all volunteered their time and expertise to their various subspecialty societies on educational and scientific committees.

Our residents contribute too, serving on various subcommittees of the Graduate Medical Education Committee, as well as participating as members of internal review teams for other Consortium programs. All residents have the opportunity to help with the medical student teaching, and our courses get some of the highest reviews from the graduating medical students. 

We are proud that a number of residents have been selected to participate In the Introduction to Academic Radiology program, cosponsored by the Radiological Society of North America, the Association of University Radiologists, and the American Roentgen Ray Society. This program is held annually, and there are only 80 residents invited to participate from across the nation. Recent recipients are Deborah Brahee and Ali Batouli.

We have included three of our most recent publications from national meetings (ARRS) and peer-reviewed publications. We included an article about our radiology-pathologic rotation that we developed for our medical students--the first in the country!