The program is a fully accredited, four-year program leading to eligibility by the American Board of Radiology. The residency is an integrated training program based at three major teaching hospitals. There are 70 full time faculty who are all Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology. Most are fellowship trained in one or more specialty areas of Radiology and all are enrolled in the ABR's Maintenance of Certification. Among other responsibilities, members of the Department hold national radiology leadership positions including in the American Board of Radiology, the Virginia chapter of the ABR as well as writing questions for the Boards. All resident teaching in the Department is one-on-one with an attending. There are no radiology fellows at the hospitals where residents are trained.
In addition to hardcopy books in our own Departmental library and free on-line versions of textbooks in the EVMS Medical School Library, residents have free access to STATdx and RADprimer, and each receives a textbook allowance each year. All residents also attend the four week American Institute for Radiology Pathology course in the second or third year of residency. The Residency pays for tuition and a generous housing stipend to help defray those costs.
IN addition to participation and attendance at interdepartmental conferences, each resident serves on a Hospital committee such as Medical Executive Committee, Peer Review Committee, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Root Cause Analysis and Safety Committees. In addition, resident members on the Radiology Residency Program Evaluation Committee are involved in shaping the residency and continuously improving the educational experience.
Our residents are expected to produce at least one research project during their four years of residency - culminating in a publication in a peer-reviewed journal, a poster, or an educational exhibit presented at a national meeting. Typically the Residency pays for transportation, hotel and flight to any U.S. meeting where a resident's research projects are accepted. Residents are also encouraged to present their work locally at the annual EVMS Research Day. Chief Residents attend the Association of University Radiologists' annual meeting with expenses paid.