Easing the Transition
Taking place during the first month of the R1 year, Boot Camp orientation is designed to ease the transition from clinical intern to budding radiologist. The schedule includes basic radiology lectures by senior residents and faculty from all divisions, discussion of policies and procedures, time to complete administrative requirements, and hands-on simulation activities. Senior residents offer practical advice related to daily responsibilities, call, board preparation, and radiology life in general. We solicit feedback through an anonymized questionnaire and make changes accordingly to the Boot Camp schedule based on the feedback received.
In pre-pandemic times, we have offered fun team-building activities such as a Radiology Escape Room as well as a department sponsored float trip to the beautiful Buffalo River. While we hope to resume larger group activities soon, we will continue to host small group ice-breaker games and boxed lunches to welcome our new R1s.
What Our Residents Have to Say About Boot Camp
“Call prep, critical findings, emergency radiology and dictation evaluations were all extremely valuable lectures. Most lectures done by residents were to the point. Covering what they know is important. Most lectures were good but some can be tweaked to make them shorter.”
– Feedback from 2021 Bootcamp
The department provides every resident an iPad for personal use throughout the residency. The iPad is preloaded with links to the best radiology websites, basic radiology articles, and the Chief Residents’ “unofficial” guide to residency.
We also pay for your access to e-anatomy, RadPrimer and STATdx for your entire residency. These tools will help you prepare for clinical responsibilities and the CORE exam