In addition to the standard benefits which are offered through Graduate Medical Education (GME) residency program office, the Radiation Oncology residency program provides a number of additional benefits to support our residents with respect to personal and career development. Below is a summary of these additional benefits.
Books and educational expenses
The resident is provided with an annual academic budget for textbooks and other academic educational expenses with this support coming from both Dartmouth’s GME office and our own Section’s GME funds.
Travel and time away
Each resident is provided time and funding to attend 1 national meeting annually, including registration, airfare, hotel, and a meal allowance.
Also, residents whose research has been accepted for presentation at an academic conference have their conference attendance funded by the program. This includes airfare, hotel, and a meal allowance per conference. Residents may attend multiple conferences if their work is accepted for presentation.
In addition, time away and funding are provided for 1 American Board of Radiology Core Exam Review Course during the residency (usually taken in PGY-4 or PGY-5).
As per institutional GME policy, all residents are granted 15 working days’ unencumbered vacation per academic year.
Residents are encouraged to become actively involved in organized radiology, by becoming resident members of and attending the meetings of the American Society of Radiation Oncology, as well as the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Also, the New England Roentgen Ray Society (NERRS) holds monthly conferences at the Harvard Conference Center in Boston.
The New Hampshire Radiological Society funds 2 residents each year to attend the annual ACR Annual Meeting and Chapter Leaders' Conference in Washington, D.C. Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center radiology residents represent the State at this meeting.
The incoming Chief Resident is funded to attend the ACR's Annual Meeting and Chapter Leadership Conference in the May heralding the beginning of his or her Chief year. This is an excellent opportunity for residents to discuss matters of mutual interest and engage in presentations and other interactions with peers, teachers, and mentors.