R1 Year in a Nutshell
Teaching Our Residents is a Priority
R1 lecture series
Since teaching our residents is a priority we have developed a dedicated lecture series for R1 residents to introduce key topics in radiology. Taught by engaging and dedicated upper level residents, the lectures take place each Monday morning from 7 am to 8 am throughout the R1 year. Lectures follow reading assignments and are reinforced with small group discussions in an interactive, encouraging environment that allows for personal and positive feedback.
ER Prep Course
This Emergency Radiology (ER) workshop also called the “thinking radiologist” is an immersive, case and checklist based, preparatory experience for the R1 residents as they get ready for call. The R1 residents participate in a 10 hour review of ER cases after they complete their first 6 months. The 5 day workshop covers Neuroradiology, Chest, Abdomen, Pelvis / OBG, and Pediatric imaging, with dedicated attention to one subject per day. The R1 residents are given 60 minutes to individually report 12-15 subject specific, anonymized complete ER cases, on the departments Picture retrieval, Archival and Communication System (PACS). This is followed by an hour of interactive discussion with staff emphasizing a “thinking” approach to optimize review and reporting of cases with checklists. The workshop was recognized by the department as an educational innovation and presented at the annual AUR meeting.
Case Stacks subscription
The R1s are provided with case stacks subscription and are expected to finish the cases by the end of their R1 year. This platform provides them opportunity to do mock dictations, learn from annotated images and scroll through cases real time.
Feedback from ER Prep course 2023:
“The course director and faculty were communicative and very engaged.”
“Study material was given in a timely manner.”
“Excellent demonstration of where we stand and what needs to be further worked up.”
“Big thanks to the course director for organizing this. The course content and the organization was very good.”