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Diagnostic Radiology Residency: Conferences and Didactics

Residents receive extensive training through didactic, case-based, and mixed conferences. Conferences are given by attending physicians (and some fellows) from all divisions on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis, providing a rich learning environment for each resident.  Residents may participate in the following:

  • Three daily teaching conferences; considered protected educational time.
  • A weekly "interesting case conference."
  • "Brandt and Helms club."
  • Physics lecture series given every 1-2 weeks.
  • A week-long magnetic resonance imaging physics course (PGY-2 and PGY-4 residents).
  • Monthly quality improvement conference.
  • Monthly presentation from a distinguished guest lecturer or Grand Rounds.
  • Monthly journal club conference where each first-year resident has the opportunity to present an article.

Many rotations will have specific interdisciplinary conferences as well, including:

  • Pediatrics: weekly pediatric surgery conference; weekly tumor board.
  • MSK: weekly sarcoma conference.
  • Chest: various weekly joint cardiology conferences.
  • Neuro: daily neuroradiology rounds.
  • VIR: weekly tumor board.

Additionally, residents attend multiple external conferences, including:

  • New York State Radiological Society meetings held monthly during the winter and spring.
  • Advanced Interventional Management (AIM) Symposium and VEITHsymposium Vascular Symposium (PGY-4 residents) held in New York each fall.
  • Dr. Eric Hall's lectures at Columbia University (first-year residents)