R1 Year in a Nutshell
Teaching Our Residents is a Priority
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
Additionally, during the months of February/March, the R1s also go through a week long intense ER prep course to gear them up for Independent call.
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.
What Our Residents Have to Say About the R1 Lecture Series
“I think all faculty provided great explanations and cases. I especially like how the chest faculty approached his explanations of the cases by providing clinically relevant information, how to diagnose and what other things to look for with examples from other cases to really help solidify future recognition
“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.”Feedback from 2021 ER prep course