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SUNY Downstate Department of Radiology

Residency Program

About the Program

 

Our program is designed to train well-rounded and proficient diagnostic radiologists with training focused on the general competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Professionalism, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Practice based Learning and Improvement and Systems Based Practice.

Rotations

Residents rotate through all major subspecialty areas of radiology in four-week blocks including Neuroradiology, Chest, Body, GI/GU, Musculoskeletal, Ultrasound, Mammography, Pediatric, Nuclear, Interventional and Neurointerventional radiology. Seniors residents also have the opportunity to choose three 2-month mini-fellowships during their fourth year, after completing the core exam.

Mentor program

All of our incoming radiology residents will be assigned faculty mentors. It is the job of the mentor to promote learning, monitor progress, provide support and advising. Residents can approach their mentors for any problem that should arise and all discussed topics will be held in confidence. Residents may change mentors after proceeding through the proper channels and clearance by the Program Director. Mentors and Residents are encouraged to meet at least twice a year with documentation of meetings on a six-month basis provided to the Program Director. Mentors will provide educational milestones reflecting reach residents educational goals, interests and career plans.

Call Responsibilities

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We have a Night float system that has one junior resident assigned to Kings County Hospital Center from 8PM-8AM six consecutive nights a week and an additional senior resident assigned to University Hospital Brooklyn from 8PM-8AM six consecutive nights a week. The night float rotation provides an opportunity for residents to work independently, make influential clinical decisions and strengthen their diagnostic skills.

First years start a buddy call system after Labor Day where residents will always be paired with senior residents for improved learning.

Short calls are divided among residents at both Kings County Hospital and University Hospital Brooklyn.

Dayfloat rotation provides weekend coverage at University Hospital Brooklyn with weekdays free.

Resident Responsibility

  • Pre-dictate and formal sign out for all rotations
  • Interaction with referring physicians
  • Self Study and participation in daily conferences

Conferences

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  • Daily Noon and 4 PM faculty lead conferences
  • Multitude of Interdisciplinary conferences (such as Pulmonary conference, GI conference, Tumor board, etc.)
  • Monthly Grand Rounds
  • Resident run lectures throughout the month (such as Brant and Helms, Resident as Teacher, Journal club, etc.)
  • Special yearly courses (such as ARIP, BI Call Preparatory course, NYRS)
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Libraries & Learning sources

  • SUNY Downstate Medical school library
  • Lucy Squire Comprehensive Radiology library
  • Multitude of online resources including but not limited to: RadPrimer and StatDx.