This year is essentially an extension of clerkship, or roughly the equivalent of the internship year in other countries, designed to provide a broad foundation in clinical medicine. The year facilitates preparation for Part II of the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination and also develops the extensive core knowledge required in the role of a consultant radiologist.
The year is based largely out of the Rockyview General Hospital (RGH), which offers both acute and outpatient care for Calgary and Southern Alberta. The hospital is located amidst plenty of bike paths along the shore of the Glenmore Reservoir just south of Calgary city centre. First year Radiology residents join other off-service residents from Anatomic/General Pathology, Anesthesia, OB/GYN, Ophthalmology, and Psychiatry to form a unique PGY-1 cohort RGH welcomes and supports each year. The arrangement helps foster a sense of belonging and eases the transition from medical student to resident as every face becomes familiar by the end of the year.
Internal Medicine – Medical Teaching Unit
Medical & Radiation Oncology
Neurology (Stroke, Consults, Ward service)
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Anatomy most common
Subspecialty medicine selective (Cardiac MRI and Gastroenterology most common)
Introduction to Radiology (includes a three day US scanning course)