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Radiology Residency Program at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Training information

The curriculum is constructed to ensure an excellent balance of rotations on a yearly basis as well as throughout the four years of residency. Rotations include:

  • Body CT
  • Body MR
  • Cardiac and thoracic imaging
  • Ultrasound
  • Neuroradiology
  • Pediatric radiology
  • Interventional radiology
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Musculoskeletal imaging
  • PET
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Mammography

The program is structured to include a three year core curriculum which assures excellent preparation for the American Board of Radiology core exam. The fourth year allows time for the residents to focus their training on specific areas of interest.

An opportunity exists for all fourth year (PGY-5) residents to select specific “mini fellowships” within our field that will further prepare the residents for fellowship and beyond. Residents usually participate in approximately six months of this selective/elective time. All residents attend the Rad Path course at the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology (AIRP) and are fully funded to attend.

Daily educational activities include multiple one-on-one read-out sessions with the subspecialized dedicated faculty as well as significant hands-on procedural experience. These activities are complemented by multiple daily conferences rotating among all the divisions.

On average there are two conferences a day, usually at 7:30am and 12:30pm. These conferences can be in a didactic format or in a highly interactive case based format including audience response, radiology “Jeopardy,” and small group “flipped classroom” exercises. There are also separate physics educational sessions, journal clubs, radiology/pathology correlation conferences and grand rounds with nationally recognized speakers from outside Northwell Health.

Each resident gives two “resident seminars” to the entire department during the four years of training. The residents participate in the many interdepartmental conferences while on the appropriate rotations. Finally, the department has created an innovative “professionalism and business of radiology” curriculum to help train the residents in these “non-interpretive” aspects of radiology.

The residents have access to an incredible volume and diversity of case material utilizing Northwell Health’s unified PACS, voice recognition dictation system and electronic medical record. Residents also have immediate access to other case files such as Rad Primer and STAT DX.

Resident teaching opportunities

All residents participate in Northwell Health’s “resident as teacher” training program. Throughout the residency, beginning as early as the first year, the residents are heavily involved in medical student education. Residents give lectures, provide guidance and instruction during hands on ultrasound education and serve as mentors with ongoing research projects for the students.

Residents not only teach the medical students rotating through the department, but also have the opportunity to participate at the medical school running team-based learning sessions for the first and second year students.

Visiting professor series

The department hosts a visiting professor series each year. The planned lectures for 2015-2017 are listed below.

Date

Lecturer

Topic

October 6, 2015

Stamatia Destounis, Univ. of Rochester

Woman’s Imaging

November 3, 2015

David Rubin, Mallinkrodt

MSK Radiology

December 8, 2015

William Rilling, Medical College of Wisconsin

Interventional

January 5, 2016

Deborah Levine, Beth Israel Boston

Ultrasound

February 16, 2016

Christopher Meyer, Univ. of Wisconsin

Thoracic Radiology

March 1, 2016

J. Herman Kan, Texas Children

Pediatric Radiology

March 21, 2016

Deborak Shatzkes, Lenox Hill

Patel Memorial Lecture

April 26, 2016

Claude Sirlin, UCSD

Abdominal Radiology

May 10, 2016

Lawrence Tanenbaum, Mt. Sinai

Neuroradiology

October 18, 2016

Soterious Gyftopoulos, NYU

MSK Radiology

November 8, 2016

Thomas Winter, University of Utah

Ultrasound

December 13, 2016

Linda Haramati, Montefiore Med Ctr

Thoracic Radiology

January 17, 2017

Jafar Golzarian, Univ. of Minnesota

Interventional

February 7, 2017

Dushyant Sahani, Mass General Hospital

Abdominal Radiology

March 21, 2017

Andrei Holodny, MSKCC

Neuroradiology

April 4, 2017

Mahesh Thapa, Univ. of Washington

Pediatric Radiology

May 16/30, 2017

Wendie Berg, UPMC

Woman’s Imaging