The program curriculum has been updated to meet the new requirements for residents to qualify for the ABR Core and Certifying Examinations. During the first 3 years of training, each resident will receive a minimum of 3 months in each of the core subspecialties of radiology: abdominal radiology, mammography/breast imaging, cardiothoracic radiology, musculoskeletal radiology, neuroradiology, pediatric radiology, vascular and interventional radiology, ultrasonography and nuclear medicine (4 months).
The final year of training includes some time for residents to pursue electives and potentially engage in scholarly activities. Residents in all years read studies as part of the Rad-Aid Haiti Project.
There are 2 teaching conferences per day. The curriculum includes didactic lectures in all subspecialties of radiology, Rad-Path conferences, Resident Grand Rounds, Journal Club conferences, Interesting Case conferences, QA Conferences, Interdisciplinary Conferences, ACR In-Training Exam review, Board Review and Visiting Professor Program. Physics is taught year-round, the curriculum repeating on an annual basis and including modules that teach more practical aspects of physics that every radiologist should know and apply in his or her daily practice.
An academic stipend is provided for board examinations and books. Residents have access to the Radiology Library (including full Internet access) and the SUNY Upstate Medical University Library.