Program Overview

First year Diagnostic Radiology Residents

With the advent of the ABR Exam of the Future, we have restructured the program to fulfill the new requirements that are associated with this change.

During the first 3 years of training, each resident will receive a minimum of 3 months in each of the core subspecialties in radiology. These include neuroradiology, musculoskeletal radiology, vascular and interventional radiology, cardiothoracic radiology, breast radiology, abdominal radiology, pediatric radiology, and ultrasonography. Also, we have modified our physics course by extending it from 1 year to 3, and by adding modules that teach more practical aspects of physics that every radiologist should know and apply in his or her daily practice.

Furthermore, it is now an ACGME requirement that each resident complete a Systems Based Practice and/or Practice Quality Improvement project during his or her training. We have therefore established a Quality Assurance Program, through which the residents can get ideas and the opportunity to do such projects in conjunction with our department Quality Assurance Officer.

Fourth Year Diagnostic Radiology Residents

The final year of training will be designed to allow some flexibility to the resident to pursue electives, to spend time learning to scan with the ultrasound technologists, and to potentially engage in scholarly activity.

Off-site Clinical Rotations

  • Syracuse Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Satellite Offices
    • 550 Harrison Center
    • Children's Hospital Boston (3 month rotation)
    • 4 months in Nuclear Medicine clinic; plus, didactic lectures and laboratory exercises
    • 3 months each (minimum) in Angiography/Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Ultrasound and Mammography.
    • Elective time (4th Year) upon request

    Additional Clinical Rotations

    Resident Resources

    • Registry of Radiologic Pathology at the American Institute of Radiologic Pathology in Silver Spring, Maryland. (4 week course)
    • Academic stipend for board examinations and books
    • Two teaching conferences per day
    • Visiting Professor Program
    • Access to the Radiology Library including full Internet access