Diagnostic Radiology Curriculum

SIU Diagnostic Radiology’s clinical training encompasses all subspecialty areas required for a trusted physician to enter autonomous practice.  The program has designed competency-based, level-specific goals and objectives for each educational experience (block) to ensure both faculty and residents are aware of the purpose of a particular rotation in meeting educational needs.  The six core competencies providing the foundation for goals and objectives include:

  • Patient Care and Procedural Skills
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Professionalism
  • Systems-Based Practice

Radiology residents rotate through month-long blocks June 27 – June 26 each academic year.

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  • 1 Block Orientation and Chest
  • 2 Blocks CT
  • 1 Block Fluoroscopy
  • 1 Block Bone
  • 1 Block Ultrasound
  • 2 Blocks Neuro Radiology
  • 1 Block Pediatric Radiology
  • 1 Block Nuclear Medicine
  • 1 Block Chest / Bone / Fluoroscopy
  • 1 Block NVI/Fluoroscopy
     

  • 1 Block Interventional / Fluoroscopy
  • 1 Block Mammography
  • 2 Blocks MR
  • 1 Block CT
  • 1 Block Neuro Radiology
  • 1 Block Cardiac
  • 1 Block Chest
  • 1 Block Chest / Bone / Fluoroscopy
  • 1 Block Pediatric Radiology
  • 1 Block Ultrasound
  • 1 Block Nuclear Medicine
     

  • 1 Block Pediatric Radiology
  • 2 Blocks Nuclear Medicine
  • 1 Block Neuro Radiology
  • 1 Block Body (MR / US)
  • 1 Block NVI / IR / Fluoroscopy
  • 2 Blocks CT
  • 1 Block MSK
  • 1 Block Cardiac
  • 1 Block Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • 1 Block Elective

R3 residents are allowed to replace one block with a program-paid AIRP course.  

R3 residents are provided eight weeks of call free protected time for ABR Core prep.

  • 1 Block Chest / Bone / Fluoroscopy
  • 1 Block Body (CT / MR / US)
  • 1 Block Nuclear Medicine
  • 1 Block Mammography
  • 8 Blocks Electives (IR-specific if on ESIR path)
     

Residents are provided with one hour of protected time daily for structured didactic activities including lectures, QI/QA, case discussions, grand rounds, board review (ABR Core lectures), and journal club.  Lectures are primarily provided by board certified radiologists and multidisciplinary subspecialists on topics relevant to diagnostic and interventional radiology.  Residents also present lectures, cases, grand rounds, and journal articles.  

One hour of physics education is provided each week by a certified medical physicist.

Residents attend/present at multidisciplinary tumor boards including colorectal and urology tumor boards.  

Residents are provided the opportunity to attend the annual RSNA conference (Chicago).

Residents are provided one hour of protected time each week for physics education by a certified medical physicist.

Daily work hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday