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Resident Lecture Series, Rotations and Call

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  • The Department of Radiology at NYU Winthrop Hospital is fully committed to providing a rich educational environment for its trainees.
  • Educational Curriculum/Lecture Series
    • Two-year, all-encompassing curriculum with case-based and didactic lectures given by fellowship-trained faculty in all radiology subspecialties
      • “Summer series” of core lectures given each July through September, with the remaining lectures given on a rotating basis, every two years
      • Lecture schedule is distributed monthly so that residents have ample time to prepare for conferences
      • The robust educational program includes many types of sessions in addition to conventional didactic lectures and case conferences, including quality improvement, radiology-pathology conference, journal club, monthly Radiology Grand Rounds and case review sessions with visiting professors from around the U.S. and Canada, Wellness series, Core Radiology longitudinal review series, radiology physics and quarterly research meetings
    • Dedicated protected time from 12:00-1:30pm daily to attend lectures
  • Focus on Wellness
    • The radiology leadership is intensely commitment to resident wellness
    • In addition to 4 weeks of paid time off each year, every resident receives two additional days to be used as “Wellness Days” each year
    • A wide variety of online wellness resources are available to every resident through the New Innovations graduate medical educational platform
    • Events are planned by the department throughout the year which support wellbeing while other events offer opportunities for socializing outside of normal work hours. Some of these events are only for our radiology residents, while others are open to faculty, too
    • Wellness programming has included
      • Paint night
      • Escape room
      • BBQs
      • Group dinners
      • Wine tour
      • Wellness Wednesdays (residency program director and coordinator “take over” part of a conference slot for surprise, fun wellness activities)
      • The Wellness Box (each month, the residency program director delivers a box of wellness snacks to the resident room/call room)
      • Lectures and conferences that focus on wellbeing are integrated into the curriculum
  • All subspecialty rotations currently occur at NYU Winthrop, in a mix of two and four-week blocks
    • The absence of fellowship programs in the NYU Winthrop Radiology Department results in all teaching and clinical volume being dedicated to and focused on the residents
    • Radiology residents are actively involved in all aspects of each service, including protocolling imaging examinations/procedures, presenting at multi-disciplinary conferences, interpreting imaging examinations in close conjunction with the attending radiology staff and discussing and reporting findings to ordering clinicians
    • Dedicated research time is available to residents who are actively involved in radiology research and manuscript preparation
    • Radiology simulation longitudinal yearly curriculum which includes simulated ultrasound scanning, small-group scanning of standardized patients to increase resident comfort with hands-on ultrasound scanning, and image guided procedure sessions. This program includes small group sessions led by body imaging faculty and ultrasound technologists.
  • NYU Winthrop Radiology residents attend the four-week American Institute for Radiologic Pathology course during the first half of their PGY-4/R-3 year, with tuition paid for by the department and a generous travel and living stipend per resident.
  • All PGY-4/R-3 NYU Winthrop Radiology residents are invited to attend the entire NYU Head to Toe Radiology course in Manhattan each December, and the rest of the residents are invited to attend for 1-2 days each (tuition paid for by the department)
  • The radiology residency call/after hours schedule has undergone major revision and innovation for the 2020-2021 academic year (starting in July 2020)!
    • Junior residents (PGY-2/R-1):
      • Starting in September, the first-year residents participate in buddy call/emergency radiology on Saturdays from 8am-6pm. Each first-year resident works every fifth Saturday on a rotating basis. This allows the junior resident to gain important exposure to emergency radiology while having close, direct in-house attending supervision at all times
      • Each first-year radiology resident takes four weeks of Emergency Radiology. The first two weeks are buddied/paired with a senior resident (late fall/winter) and the second two weeks are in the spring with no senior resident. During this rotation (Monday through Friday), there is always direct supervision by in-house emergency radiology faculty (2 or 3 attendings at all times).
      • There is no overnight call or night float for the entire first year of the diagnostic radiology residency
    • Night float system
      • Night float is covered by PGY3-5/R2-4 residents
      • Six day per week system
        • Starts on Friday, ends on Thursday morning
        • Hours
          • Friday: 10pm-8am
          • Saturday and Sunday: 8pm-8am
          • Monday through Wednesday: 10pm-8am
        • The seventh day (Thursday, 10pm-8am) is covered by a different senior resident who finishes the shift at 8am Friday morning and is off for the weekend
        • Supervised by 24/7 emergency radiology attendings, providing constructive feedback and trainee education at all hours of the night
      • Emergency radiology rotation
        • The emergency radiology rotation replaced what is referred to as Day float at many institutions
        • Residents of all years are involved in this rotation
        • 5 days per week (Monday through Friday), 12pm-10pm
          • 12-130pm: Protected time for conference/education
          • 130pm-10pm: Emergency radiology, reading studies with direct supervision by in-house faculty at all times
        • The Saturday and Sunday daytime emergency radiology shifts are covered by second, third, and fourth year residents with an overall frequency of q15 during the three years, but weighted so that the second-year radiology residents take slightly more of these shifts than the third and fourth year residents
Radiology residents at Paint Night.
Radiology residents at Paint Night.
Radiology residents at the Escape Room.
Radiology residents at the Escape Room.

Contact Us

Denise Foti

Program Coordinator
Diagnostic Radiology Residency

NYU Winthrop Hospital
Department of Radiology
222 Station Plaza North
Suite 501
Mineola, NY 11501

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