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Radiology Residency

Dartmouth Radiology Residency Program: Why Dartmouth?

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Mission

Educate, guide, and mentor our residents to develop the interpretative skills and procedural expertise necessary to become clinically competent radiologists who practice with a high regard for patient safety, compassion, and professionalism.

Aims

  1. Provide a strong foundation in Diagnostic/Interventional Radiology through a supportive, collegial environment and innovative educational curriculum that will guide our residents to pass the American Board of Radiology Core and Certifying Exams, and launch a rewarding radiology career.
  2. Educate our residents to practice Radiology according to the standards set forth by the American Board of Radiology, American College of Radiology, and other professional radiology organizations.
  3. Guide our residents, leading by example, to grow and mature into radiologists who are fully engaged in lifelong learning, whether in clinical work, research, education, and/or leadership/administration, and who will excel in private practice or academia.

Our residency program includes a two-year comprehensive curriculum consisting of a series of conferences covering all facets of radiologic subspecialties and incorporates an integrated radiologic physics course. The radiology curriculum integrates AI, literature evaluation, ethics, and the economics of radiology.

Radiology Residency group

We strive to integrate hands-on experience, PACS teaching, and core curriculum conferences. Residents are granted protective time at noon to attend daily educational lectures delivered by the faculty. Residents also attend and present at weekly teaching conferences with Urology and monthly teaching conferences with Emergency Medicine. There are additional weekly/monthly collaborative conferences with Gastroenterology, Pulmonary Medicine, Thoracic Surgery, ENT, Neurology, and Neurosurgery. Residents are excused from their clinical services to attend the New England Roentgen Ray Society WebEx educational meetings and all visiting professor lectures/teaching sessions. Our quarterly journal club provides residents an informal setting in which to critically evaluate and discuss important advances in radiology, based on the literature.

We provide our residents with access to online learning tools, including anatomic and case-based databases, and up-to-date resources in the resident library. The department also covers the following expenses:

  • Resident’s annual ABR dues ($640)
  • Attendance at one Core review course
  • Resident meeting presentations (travel, accommodations, food)
  • Attendance of rising chief residents at the annual AUR/A3CR2 meetings
  • Contribution to the resident book fund provided by GME for a total of $500/year

Research

Residents are strongly encouraged to participate in scholarly activities and attend national meetings to present their work. Resident meeting expenses are covered by the department. During the fourth year of residency, residents may choose to dedicate up to 12 weeks to research endeavors, with progress overseen and mentored by our departmental resident research committee.

Our residents are also are nominated and selected to attend highly competitive national research/leadership development programs, such as the RSNA/AUR/ARRS Introduction to Academic Radiology (ITAR) program, ACR-AUR Research Scholar Program, and the AUR Radiology Resident Academic Leadership Development Program (ARRALD).

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