There are between 10 and 12 teaching conferences per week in the department. Each morning from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., a curriculum of lectures (predominantly didactic) is provided for the residents. These presentations cover all subspecialty areas of radiology. The daily "noon" conference is usually in a case presentation format that focuses on a particular theme, with residents often asked to discuss the cases. Grand Rounds are presented on a nearly weekly basis during the academic year, usually by outside experts from either the New York City area or from around the country. On occasion, speakers from other disciplines are invited. One morning conference each month is devoted to discussion of the current radiologic literature, particularly with regard to analysis of articles in light of the scientific merit. This conference is conducted by the Chairman. Also on a monthly basis, the Program Director and Chairman conduct a "Chief of Service" session at one of the morning conferences, during which two residents each present a twenty-minute discussion on a radiologic topic of their choice.
Conferences and Didactics
Morning and Noon Conference: These daily didactic and case-based conferences are provided for all residents. The didactic lecture series covers all topics in radiology on a two-year recurring schedule.
Brant and Helms Club: An attending radiologist meets with first year residents each week until they finish this general radiology textbook.
Section Teaching Conferences: Daily teaching conferences are held in Pediatrics, Abdomen, Chest, and Nuclear Medicine to enhance the resident's educational experience.
Grand Rounds: Weekly, prominent radiologists from around the country focus on the latest developments in basic research and clinical interpretation.
Radiology Physics: First year residents have a weekly didactic lecture covering all aspects of Radiology Physics, as applicable to the ABR physics examination. An additional intensive review course is given approximately six weeks before the ABR physics examination.
Board Review: In the latter half of the fourth year, residents have daily board review sessions with our faculty in preparation for the ABR oral examination. 4th year residents are also allowed time to attend extra-mural board review courses.
AFIP: Each resident attends the 4-week Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) course in radiologic pathology in Washington, D.C.