Health Science Campus
University of Toledo Medical Center1st Floor, Room # 1217
Fax: 419.383.6422 email@example.com
During the first year, residents are exposed to the principles of general diagnostic radiology, image interpretation as well as Radiation Safety. All imaging modalities, including CT, Ultrasound, MR and Nuclear Medicine are integrated around the Core Subjects of Body imaging, Cardio-Pulmonary, Musculoskeletal and Neuroradiology and focus on anatomy and pathophysiology and the core competencies as required by the ACGME. Residents become trained in fluoroscopic techniques and evaluation of the gastrointestinal tract. Following an initial instructional period, residents participate in the interpretation of images and the performance of fluoroscopic procedures with the supervision of staff radiologists. Rotations in Cardiopulmonary, Neuroradiology and Musculoskeletal Radiology are followed by the specialty subjects of Nuclear Medicine, Emergency/Trauma imaging, Ultrasound, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
In the second year, all areas are covered in greater depth. Pediatric Radiology, interventional Radiology, and Mammography are introduced. Pediatric Radiology training occurs at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. This outstanding program is organized around the Board Specialty areas, with dedicated specialists in all phases of pediatric imaging under the direction of Dr. William Shiels. Our residents are full members of the Hospital Staff while training there. We provide a beautiful, new fully furnished two bedroom lakeside apartment in Columbus at no charge to our residents.
During this year, the residents are expected to present a paper at a national or international meeting, or publish in a national peer reviewed journal. We provide a stipend and free tuition to attend the course at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. The Residents may attend a Board Review course during the third year, tuition paid by the department.
The senior residents are allowed to organize and plan the entire fourth year curriculum to aid them in preparation for Board Certification. During the four years, they will have completed the following rotations: six months in special procedures including neuroradiology, visceral angiography, angiography of the extremities, and interventional neuroradiology, six months of CT including interventional techniques such as radiofrequency ablation, abscess drainage, and CT guided biopsy, three months of Pulmonary imaging, two months of Cardiac MDCT and angiography, four months in nuclear medicine including PET/CT; three months of pediatric radiology (Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio), six months Ultrasound, two of which are spent learning how to perform the examination, three months Musculoskeletal Imaging, three months mammography, five months dedicated to MRI, one AFIP rotation, and yearly rotations as a Nighthawk providing Trauma and Call coverage using a Float system designed and administrated by the residents, with full faculty back-up.
A required reading list is constantly updated and materials are available in the department library as well as the internet. Our library has more than 450 volumes and subscribes to many journals including on-line access. First and second year residents are also given a $500 book allowance each year.
The residents library/ call room is a state of the art, ergonomically designed space created and designed by and for the residents. Multiple computers, PACS systems, and furnishings provide a comfortable, warm and functional environment for study, relaxation, communication, and emergency patient imaging.
The curriculum is under yearly reviews to align with the new written and oral board requirements.