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Resident Lecture Series, Rotations and Call

  • The Department of Radiology at NYU Winthrop Hospital is fully committed to providing a rich educational environment for its trainees.
  • Educational Curriculum/Lecture Series
    • Two-year, all-encompassing curriculum with case-based and didactic lectures given by fellowship-trained faculty in all radiology subspecialties
      • "Summer series" of core lectures given each July through September, with the remaining lectures given on a rotating basis, every two years
      • Lecture schedule is distributed monthly so that residents have ample time to prepare for conferences
      • The robust educational program includes many types of sessions in addition to conventional didactic lectures and case conferences, including quality improvement, radiology-pathology conference, journal club, monthly Radiology Grand Rounds and case review sessions with visiting professors from around the U.S. and Canada, Wellness series, Core Radiology longitudinal review series, radiology physics and quarterly research meetings
    • Dedicated protected time from 12:00-1:30pm daily to attend lectures
  • All subspecialty rotations currently occur at NYU Winthrop, in a mix of two and four-week blocks
    • The absence of fellowship programs in the NYU Winthrop Radiology Department results in all teaching and clinical volume being dedicated to and focused on the residents
    • Radiology residents are actively involved in all aspects of each service, including protocolling imaging examinations/procedures, presenting at multi-disciplinary conferences, interpreting imaging examinations in close conjunction with the attending radiology staff and discussing and reporting findings to ordering clinicians
    • Dedicated research time is built into the curriculum
    • Radiology simulation longitudinal yearly curriculum which includes simulated ultrasound scanning, small-group scanning of standardized patients to increase resident comfort with hands-on ultrasound scanning, and image guided procedure sessions.  This program includes small group sessions led by body imaging faculty and ultrasound technologists.
  • NYU Winthrop Radiology residents attend the four-week American Institute for Radiologic Pathology course during the first half of their PGY-4/R-3 year, with tuition paid for by the department and a generous travel and living stipend per resident.
  • All PGY-4/R-3 NYU Winthrop Radiology residents are invited to attend the entire NYU Head to Toe Radiology course in Manhattan each December, and the rest of the residents are invited to attend for 1-2 days each (tuition paid for by the department)
  • Call schedule
    • Junior residents (PGY-2/R-1):
      • No call for the first three months
      • For the rest of the year, junior residents take buddy call with senior resident and with close in-house attending supervision
    • Senior residents (PGY-3-5/R-2-4):
      • Six-day per week day float/night float system
      • Guaranteed to have at least one day off per week
      • Supervised by 24/7 in-house subspecialty radiology attendings, providing constructive feedback and trainee education at all hours of the day and night