Training

We feel that the educational environment of Emory's radiology residency is second to none.  Educational opportunities abound and take several forms:

Daily Read-out

With celebrated clinical faculty who love to teach in every recognized subspecialty, the day-to-day read-outs and "at the PACS" one-on-one teaching form the dominant thread in our educational fabric. Dedicating a rotation to one subspecialty or super-subspecialty and working with expert faculty afford an unparalleled opportunity for learning and practicing all areas of radiology. The breadth and diversity of pathology we see are a direct result of our world-class teaching hospitals (Clinical sites). The extent of our Department, our strong case mix and case volume mean plenty of examinations and procedures to go around.

Our curriculum

We developed our current curriculum with recent changes to the ABR exam timing and RRC/ACGME program requirements in mind. Our residents rotate through all facets of radiology within the first 3 years. Super-subspecialty rotations for our residents include interventional neuroradiology, head and neck imaging, and body MRI. Elective and non-VIR procedure rotations are available as well. Our R4 year is currently comprised of approximately 9 months of dedicated elective time.

Conferences

Protected conference time for our residents is another key component of the stellar education our Department offers. To ensure that every topic is well-covered, a structured curriculum of didactic and case conference lectures comprises the bulk of the daily noon conferences; journal clubs, call-preparation seminars, and informal topic-centered discussions (our monthly "Lunch with Chair") make up the rest. A separate curriculum of physics lectures is also given. We recently implemented an audience response system as well. Most Wednesday mornings, our Department holds Grand Rounds, with special lectures from our own faculty and experts from across the world. Weekly divisional conferences specific to certain subspecialty rotations and various interdisciplinary conferences round out our conference experience. Our residents have ample opportunity to be involved in teaching of medical students, other residents and other healthcare providers.

Research

Whether through our research track or not, the size and breadth of our clinical department and translational/basic science labs allow numerous opportunities for interested residents to pursue research projects. Our residents have been involved in various scholarly endeavors, ranging from clinical and basic science research to quality and safety projects. Scholarly activities are strongly encouraged.

National Radiology Meetings

Our residency leadership strongly advocates resident involvement in the greater radiology community. Resident scholarship is avidly promoted; our Department currently provides funding for residents to present at national radiology meetings. Our department typically has a strong showing at major national radiology meetings, including RSNA, AUR, ACR, ARRS, ASER, ASNR, and others.

Call

Yes, call IS educational! Most residents we know would agree that taking call allows them to synthesize and apply their radiology education while building the skills of speed and confidence through independence (though, of course, there is always backup available from upper-level residents, fellows, and attendings). Radiology call at Emory includes a combination of night-float and traditional call.

Library

Reading is a fundamental part of radiology education. A broad selection of textbooks, review books, journals, video/multimedia collections, and other resources is available at the main departmental library, subspecialty libraries, and site-specific libraries. Our residents currently have access to multiple teaching files, our intradepartmental website, and resources of the libraries of Emory University. A yearly professional development fund covers the purchase of radiology books and other educational tools.

The American Institute of Radiologic Pathology

Our residents are currently offered the opportunity to attend the four-week course in radiology-pathology correlation offered by the AIRP (formerly known as the AFIP).