Diagnostic Radiology Residency Clinical Rotations

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The Diagnostic Radiology Residency curriculum follows the recommendations of the Association of Program Directors in Radiology and complies fully with the requirements of the American Board of Radiology. All residents complete 3 core rotations (~12 weeks total) through all major sub-specialty divisions:

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

Fourth-year residents focus on independent practice and sub-specialization through mini-fellowships, advanced practice rotations and elective imaging and clinical rotations.

First Year: Fundamentals of Radiology
  • Radiology 101 – This two-week opening "boot camp" introduces new residents to residency by reviewing fundamental imaging, workflow, and patient safety concepts needed to begin residency as effective learners and team members.
  • Four weeks of dedicated Emergency Department (ED) plain film interpretation
Second Year: Increasing Independence
  • Two weeks of dedicated ED plain film interpretation
  • Dedicated, interactive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) physics course (1 week)
  • Four weeks of night float, typically taken as two, 2-week blocks
  • Dedicated research time (2 weeks)
Third Year: Delving Deeper
  • Two weeks of night float
  • Dedicated research time (2 weeks)
  • Dedicated outpatient PET imaging (2-4 weeks)
  • Rad-Path - American Institute for Radiologic Pathology course in Silver Spring, MD (4 weeks)
  • Dedicated MRI physics review course to prepare for the ABR Core Exam (1 week)
  • Board review and preparation for the ABR Core Exam, balancing goal-directed learning, time-off from call responsibilities, and reduced 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 Abdominal and Musculoskeletal/Sports Medicine 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 (AIM Symposium) in NYC
  • Additional time on mammography, nuclear medicine, PET/CT and subspecialty ultrasound to meet ACGME requirements

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