Diagnostic Imaging Residency Program Faculty Supervision

All faculty members equally share the responsibility for training residents. Exceptions to this are administrative duties involving the residency program. These are shared by the residency director and the section head. Currently there are four academic faculty and one clinical faculty. Each faculty spends 50% of their time on clinical duty and 50% off clinics. Two to 3 faculty members are on clinical duty at all times. Each academic faculty member spends 50% of his/her time on clinical duty and 50% off clinics. A Faculty on clinical duty attends daily case rounds from 8 AM to 10 AM to review the residents’dictations and to discuss difficult imaging cases. The remainder of the day is spent supervising the residents on the different clinical areas (radiography, ultrasound, CT, MRI and nuclear medicine). One day a week, one faculty on clinics prepares and administers special rounds geared to prepare residents for their ACVR certification exam. This is a forum where residents practice film interpretation in all imaging modalities in a setting similar to the ACVR oral examination. To prepare for the qualifying ACVR examination (written portion of the ACVR boards) residents and Faculty participate in journal club and review of written board objectives. Typically these sessions take place from 7 AM - 8 AM several times per week. Written “Mock” examinations are given every time a specific area of the written residency objectives is completed. Areas include: physics, special studies, alternative imaging, pathophysiology, anatomy, radiation biology. Interaction with the residents during time off clinical duty includes supervision of research projects.