Residency in Diagnostic Radiology at North Shore University Hospital & Long Island Jewish Medical Center (NS/LIJ)
The Residency in Diagnostic Radiology at North Shore University Hospital & Long Island Jewish Medical Center (NS/LIJ) offers an outstanding four-year residency training program in an extremely friendly and supportive environment. Residency education is one of the core missions of the Department of Radiology and this philosophy permeates all aspects of the training program.
Residency education is centered at two of the health system’s tertiary hospitals: North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) and Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC), which are located approximately 2 miles apart. Residency training also occurs at the Cohen’s Children’s Hospital, also located on the LIJMC campus. Each training site has state-of-the-art imaging equipment, including 640 slice CT, high field strength MRIs, PET/CT, 3D ultrasound, elastography, ultrasound contrast, and tomosynthesis.
There are numerous opportunities for research activities in the residency program. The Department of Radiology includes a dedicated research group with faculty and coordinators to facilitate protocol development, IRB approval and patient recruitment. Facilities include the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories and the Center for Learning and Innovation.
The radiology residency program is accredited for 40 residency positions. Dedicated IR/DR and ESIR positions are offered through the residency program. The department also offers fellowships in neuroradiology, abdominal imaging, abdominal/women’s imaging and musculoskeletal imaging. The fellows act as junior faculty and are actively engaged in residency teaching.
There are 72 faculty members between the NSUH and LIJMC campuses performing approximately 600,000 imaging studies and image guided procedures. Many of the faculty members hold leadership positions in local and national professional societies including ACR, RSNA, APDR, ACGME, NYRRS, and LIRS. Faculty also hold leadership positions in most subspecialty organizations. Additionally, faculty members hold leadership positions with in the Zucker School of Medicine, including Associate Dean of Admissions, Faculty Council, Advancement and Promotions Committees. Residents serve as key faculty for the SONICS ultrasound curriculum as well as anatomy and structured lab facilitators.
The department is horizontally structured. Relationships between faculty and residents are highly collegial and usually on a first name basis. The Program Director meets with the residents on a monthly basis in addition to individual sessions. A Wellness Committee consists of residents from each PG year to organize social activities and events. Residents have a seat on every department committee and many health system level committees. Residents have been integral in protocol development, radiation protection, lecture format, curriculum design and IT initiatives.
Residents are involved in innovative use of simulation in radiological education at our Center for Learning and Innovation (CLI), which includes simulation exercises related to management of contrast reactions and interventional radiology, specifically vascular procedures and biopsies/drainages (CT, US, breast). Residents also participate in the program’s innovative evaluation techniques such as “RadExam”, developed at North Shore-LIJ, and the Ultrasound Passport.