The MU Department of Radiology offers outstanding educational resources and teaching within a tertiary care medical system.

Residents undergo a carefully graduated curriculum designed to surpass the requirements of the ACGME Radiology Residency Review Committee. Our goal is to train competent and caring radiologists, who possess the knowledge, skills and competencies necessary to:

  • pass the board examinations given by the American Board of Radiology (ABR)
  • pursue a fellowship, enter private practice, or begin an academic career
  • practice radiology according to the standards set by the ABR, American College of Radiology (ACR), and other professional organizations
  • practice life-long learning allowing Physicians to maintain their practice at the highest level
  • serve their patients and the community in which they practice

Subspecialty rotations are organized to provide Residents with graded and increasingly sophisticated experiences as they progress in the program. The number of weeks allocated to each rotation can be seen in the chart below. The fourth year offers Residents 14 weeks of a "mini fellowship" and allows Residents to personalize their residency and gain deeper experience in the areas of their specific interests.

  PGY2 PGY3 PGY4 PGY5 Total
Chest 4 4 4 2 14
Cardiac 0 0 4 0 4
Fluoroscopy 4 2 0 0 6
MSK 4 4 4 4 16
Nuclear Medicine 4 4 4 4 16
Neuro 4 4 4 4 16
US 6 4 2 0 12
Body cross sectional 6 4 4 2 16
Breast 2 2 4 4 12
Pediatric Radiology 4 4 4 2 14
VIR 4 4 0 4 12
Veteran's Administration 4 2 2 2 10
ED Radiology (Noon-11 p.m.) 2 4 0 4 10
Night Float (8 p.m. - 8 a.m.) 0 2 6 2 10
AIRP 0 0 4 0 4
Electives 0 4 0 0 4
Focused Time "Mini Fellowship" 0 0 0 14 14
Cross Cover 2 2 4 2 10

Call Schedule

Weekday evening shift 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Senior night float 8 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Junior night float 4 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Weekends 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. & 8 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Holidays 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. & 8 p.m. - 8 a.m.

During the first year, PGY-2 residents have a graduated call experience. It begins with shadowing another junior resident while they are on their 5-8 p.m. shift and on weekend days for the first few months. Then it progresses to short call and weekend junior day call with an in-house senior resident and supervising general radiologist. At the end of the PGY-2 year, residents will perform night float junior calls under the supervision of a senior resident and a staff ER radiologists.

Conferences

Daily morning case conferences are held from 7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday). A conference schedule is published and distributed on a monthly basis with topics and times for each conference. The conferences consist of both didactic lectures and case conferences. Introductory lectures for the PGY2's are offered as part of the July conference schedule and are repeated yearly. The curriculum is designed to cover all major and many subspecialty topics. The lecture series is repeated every 2 years and conferences are recorded to ensure all resident have the opportunity to view and learn.

Each resident will present one 30-minute conference per year on a relevant topic which has been pre-approved by the Program Director. The colloquia should be Power Point presentations and are attended by both residents and faculty. Each resident will also present one article per year from refereed journals for the Journal Club. The articles may be selected by the resident from those provided by faculty members or they may select an article from their own reading.