Radiology's two-year curriculum includes a comprehensive series of conferences covering all facets of radiologic subspecialties and incorporates an integrated radiologic physics course. Residents' progress is evaluated by nationally administered examinations. The radiology curriculum integrates outcomes research, literature evaluation, ethics and the economics of radiology. This program formed the basis of our current commitment to teaching the ACGME General Competencies.
We strive to integrate hands-on experience, PACS teaching, and core curriculum conferences. Radiology holds regular joint teaching conferences with Urology, General Surgery, Gastroenterology, Pulmonary Medicine, Thoracic Surgery, ENT, Maternal/Fetal Medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Pediatrics. A visiting professor program brings diverse ideas to residents and provides them with international leaders as role models. Residents may attend the scientific sessions of the New England Roentgen Ray Society and the New Hampshire Radiological Society. Residents present grand rounds in a program of formal lectures that includes presentations by residents, fellows, and faculty. Our monthly journal club provides residents an informal setting in which to critically evaluate and discuss important advances in radiology, based on the literature. Furthermore, our residents take advantage of online lectures on molecular imaging, professionalism and the business of radiology.
We have a dedicated Radiology Learning Laboratory, which contains the American College of Radiology (ACR) teaching file, with thousands of referenced, annotated teaching cases on film and in digital format, and an in-house teaching collection. We provide our residents with access to online learning tools including anatomic and case-based databases.
To validate our actions and to constantly improve our teaching, we participate in the ACR In-Service Examination, which compares our residents to all of the residents in the country.
- Our residents rotate to the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont, which provides an excellent opportunity for graduated responsibility.
- The clinical rotation at Children's Hospital Boston provides a superb core experience in pediatric radiology.
- We also offer a month of pediatric radiology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, where residents train with our expert pediatric radiologists and see pediatric patients from the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD).
- The ACR AIRP rotation provides an organizational framework for disease processes, classified by organ system, and also provides a radiologic-pathologic correlation that is invaluable to residents, helping them assimilate the vast quantities of information in the field of modern radiology.
Residents participate in research and attend national meetings to present their original work.
- We send a resident to the highly competitive RSNA/AUR/ARRS "Introduction to Academic Radiology" program, where they network with other residents while attending lectures that prepare them for clinical research.
- Our chief residents attend the annual meeting of the Association of University Radiologists (AUR), which also hosts the American Association of Academic Chief Residents in Radiology meetings.
- The radiology department also participates in the Roentgen Research Award program. Our recent award winners were Nicole Lee, MD in 2013, Joo Cho, MD in 2015; and Ryan Brandt, MD in 2016.
The Radiology Residency program continues to attract quality applicants, and our residents continue to be selected for highly competitive fellowships in their chosen subspecialties. The positive feedback we consistently receive from fellowship programs and clinical practices clearly indicates the high regard in which our graduates are held.
Our most recent Residency Review Committee visit, performed in 2009, resulted in continued full accreditation, with the next anticipated review in 2020.
The Department sponsors several social events each year. Favorites include the annual daylong retreat for residents/fellows and families at a beautiful lodge north of Hanover; a summer picnic and barbecue, and a holiday party at the Hanover Inn.