Diagnostic Radiology Residency Policy Manual
The Diagnostic Radiology training program is a four year residency requiring one year of pre-residency clinical work. The training program relies on three modalities: (1) clinical rotations, (2) didactic lectures, and (3) self-study.
The clinical component of the residency will consist of rotations in general diagnosis, nuclear medicine and various subspecialties. Rotations will be performed at the University Hospitals, the Physicians' Pavilion and the Portland Veterans Administration Medical Center. Residents are involved with the majority of professional services provided in the Radiology Departments at each of these facilities. On diagnostic rotations, residents and faculty radiologists jointly interpret the majority of the studies performed in the department. Residents will also be involved in the majority of the fluoroscopy procedures including special procedures with faculty supervision. More formal teaching is provided through didactic lectures and conferences held daily, at 11:45 am and 12:35 pm.
Self-study is an essential part of any training program and this program is no exception. In addition to standard textbooks provided in the library and in the subspecialty areas, the ACR film library is available as well as multiple teaching programs including StatDx. Every resident must understand that self-study is an essential part of the program throughout all four years.
The resident is expected to present at various conferences and provide teaching to medical students and other residents. Special teaching responsibilities will be assigned to individual residents periodically.
This manual reflects the varied efforts of past and present members of the teaching and resident staffs to provide you with a source of information concerning the radiology residency. A description of the Department and a fairly specific statement of the duties and responsibilities of the radiology resident comprise the following sections.
In short, though this is where you can find ground rules for your residency service, the Resident Manual is by no means entirely regulatory in nature.
Changes will be made frequently and it is the responsibility of the resident staff, in particular the Chief Resident, to see to it that such changes are made as needed Cooperation of all is sought in order that changes in policy or procedural routine will be promptly reflected here. Back to the top of this page