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
- Weekly "Interesting Case Conference"
- "Brandt and Helms club"
- Physics lecture series given every 1-2 weeks
- A week-long MRI physics course (PGY-2 and PGY-3 residents)
- Bi-monthly Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation Conference” in conjunction with the Department of Pathology
- Radiology | Business | Economics – dedicated Spring lecture series
- “Works-in-Progress” – Resident research updates, with a focus on training in research design and clinical research methodology
- Monthly Quality Improvement conference
- Monthly “Grand Rounds” presentation from a distinguished guest lecturer
- Monthly journal club conference where each first-year resident has the opportunity to present an article.
- “Radiology 101” – First year introduction to departmental operation, patient safety and image interpretation
Many rotations will have specific interdisciplinary conferences as well, including:
- Pediatrics: weekly pediatric surgery conference; weekly pediatric tumor board, monthly joint pediatrics GU conference
- MSK: weekly sarcoma conference
- Chest: various weekly joint cardiology conferences
- Neuro: daily neuroradiology/neurology rounds, ENT tumor board, ENT/Neurology Grand Rounds
- VIR: weekly liver and oncology tumor boards
- Mammography: monthly tumor board
Additionally, residents attend several external conferences, including:
- New York State Radiological Society meetings held monthly during the winter and spring.
- Advanced Interventional Management (AIM) Symposium (senior residents) held in New York each fall.
- Senior residents are given protected time to attend the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting in Chicago.