Radiology Curriculum and Evaluations
Our residency program observes thirteen 4-week rotations, instead of the traditional twelve month-long rotations. The additional rotation allows our residents greater variety in their educational experience. PGY-5 residents will have up to 6 focused months in areas of their choosing, allowing for a mini-fellowship.
Daily Schedule: 7-7:45 am, 12-12:45 pm
Resident conferences are a mix of didactic and case-based conferences. Additional regular lectures include physics, journal club, and peer learning/QI. Residents participate quarterly in a joint rad-path conference with the Department of Pathology.
Sample lecture: Dr. Christopher Walker, "What do I do with this pulmonary nodule?"
Residents also attend a business leadership series and grand rounds, including a speaker exchange with the University of Nebraska.
Recent speakers have included:
- Dr. Rama Ayyala, Physician Burnout
- Dr. Brad Erickson, How AI Will Impact the Practice of Radiology
- Dr. Bobby Maxwell, Breast Imaging Prescience: Culture and Strategy
- Dr. Matt Howe, MSK Applications of 3D Printing
- Dr. Carol Wu, Artificial Intelligence
- Dr. Sherwin Chan, Appropriate Insurance and Retirement Accounts
- Dr. Leonard Berlin, Risk Management and Malpractice Litigation
- Dr. Justin Stowell, Transgender Imaging
We offer a comprehensive physics curriculum that includes a recurring one year lecture series facilitated by local physicists. There is additional departmental funded access to an online ABR Core Exam physics review course that includes high-yield focused lectures, MCQs, and Q&A forum. New this year, we will have a one year ‘MRI Basics' lecture series taught by MRI expert Phil Lee, Ph.D which is mapped to the RSNA/AAPM Online Physics Modules. In addition, R4-facilitated CORE focused physics workshops are held throughout the year.
Residents as Teachers
All PGY-2s throughout the institution participate in a half-day workshop that explores some basic teaching principles, how to effectively give feedback and professionalism in teaching. In addition, we offer a Residents as Teachers Scholars Program where high-achieving residents are nominated by their program to participate in 10 sessions that cover various teaching and professional development topics.
American Institute for Radiologic Pathology (AIRP)
All R3 residents attend AIRP. Currently, this is virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. AIRP website
Greater Kansas City Radiological Society (GKCRS)
Residents are invited to attend and participate in Greater Kansas City radiologic conferences, which meet regularly in the spring. Greater KC speakers give follow-up case conferences for the residents on campus the next day at the 7 am and noon conference slots. GKCRS website
American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) Financial literacy for radiologists webinars
This series of webinars will help trainees with the transition from residency into an attending job, as well as provide senior radiologists with updated knowledge regarding their own personal finances. AARS Financial Literacy for Radiologists website
Residents are evaluated bi-annually by the program director and associate program director. In addition, residents participate in monthly RadExams and annual in-service training exam based on PGY level of training. These resources are used to monitor performance and identify areas in need of additional study.