Opportunities to Teach

There are multiple, exceptional opportunities to teach as a resident here in our department.  We expect all members of our department to routinely teach more junior learners accompanying them.  For those interested in delving deeper into teaching opportunities, our residents have been involved in these teaching opportunities:
•    Medical school course teaching, including the gross anatomy course
•    Formal lectures in the classroom setting
•    Take on teaching leadership roles
•    Create new and innovating educational processes for our resident curriculum
•    Present at national meetings and publish on educational topics  

Some of our residents have also combined these opportunities with the Adopt-a-Resident Project Grants  and others have combined it with Chief Resident positions.  We have great mentorship in this area (including some award-winning educators) and do a wonderful job preparing our residents for careers in both academic radiology and also private practice, where these skills are valuable for consultations, working conferences and the like.  Finally, we have outstanding systems to help improve our resident teaching skills including Emory’s “Learning to be Better Teachers” day and getting videotaped teaching and undergoing a structured critique.

Please see some testimonials from some of our prior residents below:

“As a radiology resident at Emory, I was able to meld my earlier experience as a psychiatrist with my emerging expertise in radiology by teaming up with faculty from the Departments of Radiology and Psychiatry in creating a didactic series on brain imaging for Emory medical students on their psychiatry clerkship. My portion of the project, “Imaging of the Mind,” which introduced concepts of functional imaging of dementia and mood disorders, was co-taught by the Chair of the Department of Radiology. Two other faculty members of the Neuroradiology Division, including the Diagnostic Radiology residency program director, also participated in this educational experience exploring the nexus between medical imaging and mental health. This unique teaching opportunity is a typical example of a tradition at Emory for interdisciplinary collaboration in all aspects of scholarly activity, particularly resident and medical student education.”—Keith Herr, MD

“My experience in diagnostic radiology residency at Emory University was well-rounded and has served me well in private practice. The breadth of pathology and excellent teaching gave me a strong foundation in radiology. Additionally, I was encouraged to develop relationships with residents and medical students outside of our department through lecturing opportunities. As radiologists, we spend a significant amount of time as consultants to our clinical peers. Lecturing to residents in other specialties and medical students helped me not only solidify my understanding of radiology and pathology, but also appreciate the implications of our reports on patient care.”—Eva Riker, MD