Curriculum

The Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at Case Western Reserve University is four years in length. Our curriculum is designed to offer comprehensive training in all radiology subspecialty divisions and help residents achieve their professional career goals.

All rotations are completed at either University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (UHCMC) or the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center located less than one mile away from UHCMC. A diverse patient mix at these institutions provides residents with exposure to a variety of radiological pathologies and procedures.

The academic year is divided into 13 four-week rotations. Residents rotate through all diagnostic radiology subspecialties/board exam areas during the course of their residency including:

  • Neuroradiology
  • Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • Thoracic Imaging
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Abdominal Imaging (Gastroenterology/Genitourinary)
  • Oncologic Imaging
  • Emergency Imaging
  • Ultrasound
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Breast/Mammography
  • Pediatric Imaging
  • Vascular and Interventional

Call Responsibilities

One junior resident and one senior resident share the call responsibilities nightly and on weekends. Residents have no call responsibilities during their R1 year and junior call begins after one full year of radiology training. We utilize a modified block call system which averages to 1 out of 12 nights over the R2 through R4 years. There are no call responsibilities for 10 weeks prior to board examinations to allow for self-study time. 

Our call experience aims to prepare residents to function independently while also providing an appropriate level of attending support. There is always a 24-hour in-house attending with additional sub-specialty attending backup overnight. An ultrasound technologist is present during all hours to allow the on-call residents to concentrate on exam interpretation. The call experience is rich and diverse including all modalities in the UHCMC Adult and Pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center.

Conference Schedule

 

12PM - 12:45PM

12:45PM - 1:30PM

Monday

Breast

Thoracic

Tuesday

IR (7:15AM), Grand Rounds (Noon)

Wednesday

Neuroradiology

Abdominal

Thursday

Musculoskeletal

Physics

Friday

Pediatric

Nuclear Medicine