Two 45-minute conferences from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. are held daily. The faculty presents both clinical and non-clinical material in various formats, including didactic lectures and interesting case reviews. Core clinical curriculum including physics, covering all subspecialty areas, is presented completely and repeated every eighteen months. ER Radiology is repeated yearly. This combination of required rotations and formal conference curriculum ensures the training of clinically outstanding radiologists.
Non-clinical curriculum is repeated every eighteen months and includes topics covering:
- Healthcare Policy and Economics
- Informatics and Health Services Research
- Clinical Research (study design, biostatistics, and the art of writing papers and grants)
- Quality and Safety
- Ethics and Professionalism
This non-clinical portion of the curriculum gives residents the skill sets needed to own their discipline and be the future leaders of radiology.
HUP's Radiology Grand Rounds are held weekly. The Department has a resident journal club (Radiologic Sciences, Health Policy and Quality and Safety) with faculty members facilitating discussions on a rotating basis. Many sections, both within the Department of Radiology and across the Penn Health System, have subspecialty, weekly noon conferences as well.