PGY 2-5

The remaining four years of residency (PGY-2 to 5) take place primarily at the Foothills Medical Centre. Having one hospital as a central hub for training affords us a number of benefits. Early on, strong connections are formed between residents as we attend daily in-person noon teaching sessions lead by either staff radiologists or co-residents. Our academic schedule includes weekly academic half-days (Thursday afternoons) and once a month rounds related to Maternal Fetal Medicine, Physics and radiation safety. Additional didactic learning opportunities are offered in the form of a one month review course in PGY-4 (AIRP) and funding for any one week review course in PGY-5 (most commonly the Ottawa Review).

The program encompasses all areas of Diagnostic Radiology. Specifically, the residency is designed as 4-week blocks through PGY-2 to PGY-5 with some rotations spanning 1-4 blocks. There are a minimum of six blocks of Ultrasound, three blocks of Nuclear Medicine, six blocks of MRI (Neuro/Body), and four blocks of Pediatric Radiology. Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Mammography, Cardiothoracic, Abdominal/Genitourinary, Musculoskeletal, and research blocks are part of the core program.

PGY-2

Neuro CT
Body CT
Chest x 2 blocks (first block focused on plain film with a lower emphasis on CT, second block places greater emphasis on CT)
GI/GU/Fluoroscopy
Emergency Radiology
Nuclear Medicine
Ultrasound x 2 blocks (first block focused on scanning, second block focused on image interpretation)
Mammography
Maternal Fetal Medicine (scanning)
Neuro MRI
MSK

Highlights

This year is geared to preparing residents for independent call. After completing core rotations in Body CT, Neuro CT and Emergency Radiology in the first six months, residents begin a slow, supervised transition into call in November.


PGY-3

Angio/Interventional Radiology (three continuous blocks)
Cardiac MRI
MSK
Mammography
Body CT
Genitourinary CT (Rockyview General Hospital) OR Body MRI
Emergency Radiology
Elective
Nuclear Medicine
Neuro CT
Ultrasound

Highlights

Although this year carries with it the heaviest call demand, it is a defining year in which greater responsibility brings with it more opportunities for collaboration, teaching and leadership roles. PGY-3 residents will have developed the competency to start full overnight call and perform a variety of common image-guided procedures independently.

PGY-4

MSK
Neuro MRI
Mammography
Body CT
Chest
Body MRI
Elective
GI/GU
Pediatric Radiology (three continuous blocks)
Ultrasound
AIRP

Highlights

The PGY-4 year includes a one month review course through the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology (AIRP) in Washington, DC (course tuition is funded by the department with additional partial funding available to assist with other expenses) as well as exposure to Pediatric Radiology through four continuous blocks at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.

PGY-5

Neuro MRI
Ultrasound (two blocks total over the year)
Senior Resident's Clinic (near independent practice in a community clinic setting)
GI/GU
Maternal Fetal Medicine
Body MRI
Mammography
Nuclear Medicine
Chest CT
Elective
Plain film (two continuous blocks at the end of the year during Royal College preparation)

Highlights

The final year of residency focuses on preparing senior residents for the Royal College examination and builds on the skills acquired throughout residency to ease the transition into practice.


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