Education

Diagnostic Radiology Residency Curriculum

The Department of Radiology's Diagnostic Radiology Residency curriculum at Montefiore follows the recommendations of the Association of Program Directors in Radiology and complies fully with the requirements of the American Board of Radiology.

Throughout the program, residents rotate through all 10 divisions of the department, as follows:

  • Neuroradiology
  • Cardiothoracic Imaging
  • Body Imaging
  • Ultrasound
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Vascular and Interventional Radiology
  • Pediatric Radiology
  • Musculoskeletal Radiology
  • Breast Imaging
  • Emergency Radiology

Additional rotations for the four-year diagnostic residency are outlined below:

First Year: Fundamentals of Radiology
  • Two weeks of Radiology 101. This "boot camp," held in the early summer, introduces new residents to fundamental concepts they will start to use while on call
  • Four weeks of dedicated emergency department (ED) plain film interpretation
Second Year: Increasing Independence
  • Two weeks of dedicated ED plain film interpretation
  • One week of a dedicated, interactive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) physics course
  • Four weeks of night float, typically taken as two, 2-week blocks
  • Two weeks of dedicated research time
Third Year: Delving Deeper
  • Four weeks at the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology course in Silver Spring, MD
  • Two weeks of night float
  • Two weeks of outpatient Positron emission tomography (PET)/Computed tomography (CT)
  • Two weeks of dedicated research time
  • One week for a dedicated MRI physics review course to prepare for the ABR Core Exam
  • Preparation for the ABR Core Exam, while balancing goal-directed learning and ongoing participation in clinical services
    Fourth Year: Tailored Experience

    This revised curriculum reflects changes in the structure of the American Board of Radiology examination schedule and is designed to offer increased subspecialization.

    • Mini-fellowship or research for 12 to 24 weeks
    • Extensive elective time
    • Advanced body and musculoskeletal (MSK) MRI rotations
    • Dedicated conference time to attend Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) or specialty scientific meetings
    • One week to attend the Advanced Interventional Management Symposium (AIMsymposium) in Manhattan
    • Additional time on mammography, nuclear medicine, PET/CT and subspecialty ultrasound to meet ABR and departmental requirements

    The majority of clinical rotations take place at Montefiore's Moses Campus, with select rotations at Weiler Hospital, Wakefield Campus and Montefiore Medical Park. Residents working outside of the Moses Campus participate in daily teaching conferences via a teleconferencing link.