Years 1, 2, 3
MIR residents in all programs and tracks spend the first three years rotating through a core curriculum. Our goal is to progressively build competence, turning our residents into well-rounded radiologists skilled in all areas of diagnostic radiology. Core rotations include:
During their final year of training, residents in the diagnostic radiology residency who are not doing an ESIR, research or diagnostic radiology/nuclear medicine track have the option of completing one or more selective rotations.
Options designed by the subspecialty sections include: abdominal radiology, cardiothoracic radiology, musculoskeletal radiology, breast radiology, interventional radiology, pediatric radiology, neuroradiology and nuclear medicine. Interdisciplinary options, such as informatics, oncology and general radiology, also exist.
These “mini-fellowships” vary from six to 12 weeks in length, though longer selectives can be arranged if the schedule allows. Selectives can often be tailored to focus on a resident’s area of interest. Features vary but often include increased autonomy, teaching opportunities, and academic time for research or quality improvement projects. The year is rounded out with time in nuclear medicine and breast imaging to meet requirements, as well as the assigned call and night float opportunities.
Some residents use allotted time in the fourth year to focus on one or more of the following shorter alternatives: