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Diagnostic Radiology Residency Curriculum

  • Repeating Core Curriculum – modeled after the ABR syllabus Grand Rounds given by residents in a topic of their choice
  • 4th-year Mini-Fellowships
  • Clinical physics taught by MDs
  • Basic physics taught by on-site physicists and attendance at national physics review course
  • Annual Resident Research Symposium
  • Multidisciplinary conferences (e.g., Neurology, GI, GU, ENT, Neurosurgery, Hepatobiliary, Rheumatology, Oncology, Orthopedics)
  • Support for attendance at AIRP

Rotation general learning goals and objectives Heading link

  • Abdominal/Body Imaging
  • AIRP
  • Breast Imaging
  • Cardiothoracic
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Lurie Children’s
  • MSK
  • Neuroradiology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Supervision Policy – Radiology
  • Ultrasound

Call schedule and night/weekend schedule Heading link

  • The only call, non-shift work responsibilities are for IR residents who are on the IR service
  • Buddy shift system with on-site senior beginning in October allowing first years to participate in ED shifts. The shifts run from 5-8 pm on weekdays, averaging 1-2 shifts a month; as well as, weekend shift from 8am-8pm completing 1 weekend a month from March-June.
  • Night float system
  • One resident covers nights at UIH.
  • Overnight shift varies depending on level of training. Night float is taken a week at a time, with the shift running from 8pm-8am. The current breakdown for the night float schedule includes:
    • 6 weeks of night float R2 year
    • 3-4 weeks of night float R3 year
    • 3-4 weeks of night float R4 year
  • Weekend shift: our weekend shift runs from 8am-8pm and also varies depending on level of training.
    • 6 weekends R2 year
    • 3-4 weekends R3 year
    • 3-4 weekends R4 year
  • No overnight Attendings at UIH
    • Attendings available for consultation via phone at UIH.
  • Attending read out sessions in the morning with direct feedback
  • Overnight Attending at Lurie Children’s Hospital

Didactic Lecture Series Heading link

Training Affliates Heading link

University of Illinois Hospital (UIH)

Tertiary-care academic hospital in the Illinois Medical District

  • Academic medical center in the Illinois Medical District
  • 495 beds
  • Large referral population with complex cases
  • Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • High volume transplant center
  • Advanced interventional radiology procedures
  • GE PACS with integrated Epic EMR and Nuance PowerScribe 360 dictation software
  • State of the Art Equipment
    • MRI (9.4T, 3 x 3.0T, 3 x 1.5T)
    • 64 Slice CT
    • SPECT-CT
    • PET-CT
    • GE PACS with a fully integrated EMR with Nuance Powerscribe 360 dictation program

Lurie Children’s Hospital (LCH)

Tertiary-care pediatric hospital located downtown

  • Academic medical center in downtown Chicago
  • Nationally ranked in multiple subspecialties
  • Two months as an R2