For the fourth time in seven years, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology was named the Best Radiologist Training Program by radiology community website AuntMinnie.
“The secret to our success is our commitment to resident education, even as we maintain a strong research program,” says Jennifer E. Gould, MD, assistant professor of radiology and director of Mallinckrodt’s residency program. “People know Mallinckrodt for its research, but the clinical staff is with residents all day, every day, reading at viewboxes. We try to ensure that residents receive immediate feedback on the cases they read, because that’s how they really learn.”
Since its inception in 1999, auntminnie.com has grown into a leading website for residents, fellows, radiologists, and other medical imaging professionals. The site features news and information related to medical imaging, cases to review, career information, hosting forums, and more.
Founded by Phillip Berman, MD, the name auntminnie.com refers to an “Aunt Minnie,” a term coined in the 1940s by University of Cincinnati radiologist Ben Felson, MD, to describe cases that “have findings so specific and compelling that no realistic differential diagnosis exists: "If it looks like your Aunt Minnie, then it’s your Aunt Minnie."
In addition to being named as a top radiology training program by AuntMinnie, Mallinckrodt has won the film panel competition by the Association of University Radiologists four times, and was ranked as the 2nd best radiology training program in nuclear medicine and the 3rd best diagnostic radiology program in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report and Doximity.