During your time as a resident in the Radiology Residency Program at Bryn Mawr Hospital, you will gain a broad yet thorough exposure to all aspects of diagnostic and interventional radiology. This includes experience in all of the imaging modalities including body CT/MRI, neuroradiology, plain films, nuclear medicine, gastrointestinal/fluoroscopic imaging, mammography, interventional radiology, cardiac imaging, body/obstetrical ultrasound and pediatric imaging. In addition, residents will spend time on a trauma/ER Imaging rotation during their second, third and fourth years. Dedicated radiologic physics instruction is also provided in house annually by a radiology physicist. During their third year, residents will also spend four weeks near Washington, D.C., attending the world-renowned lecture series by the American Institute of Radiology and Pathology (AIRP), where they will benefit from lectures and seminars by the world’s experts in radiology.
The first three years of training will consist of clinical rotations in all radiology sub-specialties, providing a strong background in every aspect of radiology and ensuring the residents success in the “Core Exam” at the end of their third year. Rotations during these years will be in four-week blocks to optimize deep learning in each subject.
The fourth year will be a focused year or “mini” fellowship experience with up to five months of training in a single sub-specialty. Portions of this year can also be used to perform research and scholarly activity. The size and flexibility of our program allows each resident to individually design their fourth year of training with the program director and chief resident.
At Bryn Mawr, we believe that call is an invaluable and irreplaceable educational experience within a Radiology Residency training program. Although call often feels like a “service” duty rather than an educational benefit, we firmly believe that the forced decision making and problem solving skills along with the pressures of high volumes and time constraints pushes residents beyond their comfort zone and produces graduating residents prepared for the pressures and demands of an academic or private practice radiology career. Although call experience is extremely important, we respect residents’ need for rest and time off. We fully comply with the 80-hour work week and residents typically average 60–65 hours per week when on-call.
First year residents do not take any overnight call until June of their first year (11 months into training), which is supervised by a senior resident. In May and June, first year residents will participate in “buddy call” with a senior resident to familiarize them with call policies, procedures, and volume.
Call for second, third and fourth year residents will consist of consecutive two-week blocks of night float or short call. Each resident will complete two blocks of both short call and night float yearly in their second, third and fourth years. They will also cover approximately four additional weekend short call and night float shifts throughout each year.
- ER swing – Weekday
Monday through Thursday, 12:00–10:00 pm
Friday, 4:30–8:00 pm
- ER night – Weekday
Sunday through Thursday, 10:00 pm–8:00 am
- ER swing – Weekend
Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 am–8:00 pm
- ER Night – Weekend
Friday through Sunday, 8:00 pm–8:00 am
First year residents must have a minimum of 12 months of training in diagnostic radiology prior to independent on-call responsibilities as per ACGME and ABR requirements. All residents have faculty backup at all times when taking night or weekend call. Teleradiology consultation services are also available to our on-call residents.
Research is an integral part of the program, and residents complete at least one research project during their residency. Publication and/or presentation of the project at a scientific meeting is strongly encouraged. If a resident presents at a national meeting, expenses are paid by the program. Guidance is provided by departmental faculty or the resident may choose to do a project with a radiologist from another institution. There are also dedicated PhDs and statisticians available to assist with project design, data interpretation and analysis, and publication editing and submission.