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)