Experience first hand the advantages of the diagnostic radiology and interventional radiology residency programs at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. There are several benefits within our residency programs that separate us from other residency programs.
Resources and perks
Each resident receives an iPad when they enter our program. We have implemented a defined course of study to prepare residents for the ABR Core Exam through daily iBook assignments. There is a dedicated assignment each day of each rotation for the first two years of residency. These assignments address all medical knowledge elements in the ABR Core Exam Study Guide, through native content and links to web-based content. View a short demonstration on YouTube.
We offer many supplemental resources to our residents to complement learning at the workstation, such as subscriptions to StatDx, RadPrimer, Titan Radiology, and e-Anatomy. We also offer a virtual library to our current trainees for radiology texts. This library includes textbooks available on Clinical Key (more than 100 texts) as well as textbooks recommended by our residents and faculty members.
At Ohio State, we understand the importance of supplementing your education at the workstation reading cases with faculty driven didactic teaching and case review. Every Tuesday morning, residents have five protected hours dedicated to didactic instruction and case conference. While residents are attending lectures, an attending physician from each specialty covers the section for any emergencies, so that trainees can have this uninterrupted time. We believe this is paramount in providing a well-rounded educational experience.
Our program also has a Resident Cabinet that meets weekly with the program director to discuss any issues happening “on the ground” in the program. This is a problem-solving workgroup and is an important conduit of information between the residents and the program director. The residents of each class choose a representative for the Resident Cabinet.
Balance for residents
We understand that the time needed to complete meaningful research projects could span over an entire year, not conforming to a set four-week rotation. A resident at Ohio State is able to request 30 days throughout the span of the residency, to more closely coincide with different due dates needed for a publication. Did you receive notification that changes are needed to your IRB, due in the next few days? Our program will support this priority, so that you can request to use one of your research days to meet that important deadline.
Our No-Pull Policy: Residents are assigned to certain specialties to meet the educational objectives of the training program, and not to satisfy service needs. This is enforced by the program director who supports changes in resident deployment for educational purposes, and not for service purposes except in situations of unusual duress.
Beyond the Reading Room
Ample opportunities exist for personal and professional growth outside of traditional radiology training. A newly formed Ohio State chapter of Rad Aid International, a non-profit public service and outreach organization, offers volunteer opportunities and international collaborative experiences in global health and radiology/health care access.
Rotations and research experiences with dedicated Informatics faculty
The Program Director and faculty at Ohio State believe it is imperative that you receive training in Informatics and Artificial/Augmented Intelligence, and its imaging applications, so that you are prepared to manage the incorporation of advanced technologies into the field of Radiology. Trainees in our residency program have several opportunities to become knowledgeable in this evolving field.
Imaging Informatics Elective
National Imaging Informatics Course