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Rotation

R1

R2

R3

R4

Total Blocks

Cardiothoracic

2

1

1

 

4

Musculoskeletal

1

1

1

 

3

Pediatric

1

2

 

 

3

Neuroradiology

2

1

1

 

4

Interventional

1

1

1

 

3

Mammography

0

1

1

1

3

Fluoroscopy

1

1

1

 

3

Ultrasound

1

1

1.5

 

3.5

Abdominal Imaging

2

1

1.5

 

4.5

Nuclear Medicine

1

1

1

1

4

General Radiography

1

 

 

 

1

AIRP

 

 

1

 

1

Elective

 

 

1

10

11

Night Float 

0

1

0.5

0.5

 2

Short call 

0

1

0.5

0.5

 2

Evening call

0

1

0.5

0.5

 2


First year:

There is an emphasis on the basics of radiography, pathology, and diagnostic radiology, including plain film interpretation and fluoroscopy and introductory rotations in neuroradiology, ultrasound, abdominal/pelvic imaging, pediatric imaging, musculoskeletal imaging, cardiothoracic imaging, interventional radiology, and nuclear medicine. Training is focused on diagnosing urgent/emergent “can’t miss” conditions to prepare residents to be able to take independent call.

Second year:

Second year residents are given progressive responsibility including independent call, tumor board, family medicine conference, medical student teaching, and training in advanced imaging techniques. As residents master basic topics, focus of training in all of the core sub-specialties of first year as well as breast imaging shifts to subtleties of imaging techniques.

Third year:

In addition to continued progressive responsibilities on core rotations, residents are funded to attend the American Institute of Radiologic Pathology (AIRP) course in Silver Spring, MD (4 weeks). One elective rotation is also offered to 3rd year residents. During the latter part of 3rd year, training is focused on preparing for the ABR CORE exam, including dedicated board review sessions specifically for 3rd year residents by faculty in each of the divisions. Third year residents are given a break from call responsibilities in the latter part of 3rd year to prepare for the exam.

Fourth year:

Residents are given the opportunity to shape their 4th year to best accomplish their educational and career goals. In addition to rotations in breast imaging and nuclear medicine, senior residents can choose from a wide range of elective rotation options, including working with faculty to create customized self-deigned elective rotations tailored to specific interests. Fourth year may also choose to complete “mini-fellowships” in specific radiology divisions.

Examples of fourth year elective choices for recent graduates include:

Body/Body Mini-Fellowship
Cardiac/Cardiothoracic Mini—Fellowship
Chest IR
Private Practice (Central Vermont Medical Center)
Research
MSK
GI
IR
Research
Neuro
     General
     Head and Neck
     Oncology
     Pediatric
     Spine
Neuro IR
Breast
Ultrasound Practicum
Emergency Medicine
Global Health