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GME : Residency Training : Diagnostic Radiology

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"We offer a busy, academically challenging residency in a supportive environment that fosters learning and professional development."

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Message from the Program Director

Our residency training program has a stellar reputation for developing well-trained Radiologists. Residents are exposed to a unique foundation of education, research, clinical service, and citizenship. The strength of our program is the one on one educational interaction that occurs between radiology faculty and the residents. Graduated supervision provides the framework for the development of manual procedural skills and judgment. Residents and faculty have been recognized for their outstanding presentations at both national and international meetings.

The principal objective of our residency program is to provide comprehensive and flexible education in all aspects of Diagnostic Radiology. The four year program consists of carefully scheduled subspecialty rotations including abdominal (GI/GU), chest, breast, nuclear/molecular, neuroradiology, pediatric, cardiovascular, interventional, ultrasound, body CT/MR, musculoskeletal, and emergency radiology. In addition, Residents spend four weeks at the Air Force Institute of Pathology correlating Pathology and Radiology.

The Department prides itself on being able to offer a busy, academically challenging residency in a supportive environment, one that fosters learning and professional development. Our goal is to provide a nurturing educational experience where talented young physicians can maximize their potential and our close knit faculty and resident staff helps reduce some of the stress inherent in post graduate medical training. Strong emphasis is placed on the quality of teaching during clinical rotations and daily resident conferences. Residents review cases and present their findings and conclusions to the staff in a one-on-one teaching exchange. Interventional procedures are performed by residents under attending supervision. Department teaching conferences occur twice daily and include a balanced mix of both didactic and case discussion conferences. Medical physics and radiation safety are taught onsite by our staff physicists.

A consistent hallmark of our program has been the research and scholarly accomplishments of our residents. Faculty mentors facilitate resident participation and guide the resident, as they serve as primary investigators. By their fourth year, residents will have voluntarily completed several projects, including presentation at national meetings. Several of our residents have been selected to participate in highly competitive resident research symposiums sponsored by the RSNA and ARRS.

The success of any residency program is ultimately judged by the quality of its residents. The board performance, fellowship and job placement, interpersonal skills and professionalism of our graduates are the strongest endorsements for the training you will receive in our residency program.

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Program At-A-Glance

  • State-of-the-art equipment
    • One 16-slice multidetector CT scanner, and three 128-multidetector scanners
    • Filmless outpatient center with short bore1.5T MRI
    • Two biplane digital angiography suites
    • 1.5T GE Signa MR with latest platform upgrade and 3.0T GE MRI Phillips MRI
    • Computed radiography
    • Integrated Picture Archiving System/Voice Recognition/RIS (To be updated in 2011)
    • State-of-the-art sonography
    • Breast imaging suite
    • PET/CT scanner
    • New nuclear medicine cameras
    • New fluoroscopy suites (inpatient and outpatient)
  • Approaching 200,000 exams/year with broad mix of cases
  • Very active interventional/neurointerventional/musculoskeletal service covering all types of procedures
  • Cover only one hospital
  • 100% board certification for program graduates
  • 94.7% first time board pass rate (ranked top 1/3 of the U.S. programs)
  • 24 hrs/day 7 days/wk ultrasound technologist coverage
  • 24-Hour In House Attendings



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Curriculum & Rotation Schedule (For more information on rotation resident responsibilities go to www.winthrop-radiology.com or www.winthrop-radiology.com/academic_divisions.html)

Our well-structured curriculum with constant resident supervision and feedback, includes:

  • Four residents per year.
  • Educational program
  • 2-4 week rotation blocks
  • 26 two-week rotations/year
  • Organ system rotations - GI/GU, Neuro, Interventional, Chest, Bone/ER
  • Pediatric radiology, body CT/US/MR, nuclear medicine and breast imaging, musculoskeletal/ambulatory radiology
  • 4-5 months each subspecialty
  • Faculty evaluations each rotation; fellowship-trained subspecialty faculty
  • Paid board review course for each resident
  • Research mentors with multiple clinical research projects (see publication
  • list)
  • Conference time for resident scholarly activity
  • No fellows to dilute resident clinical experience
  • Busy diverse interventional service
  • Junior buddy call system (no independent and overnight call for the first year)
  • Senior day float/night float call system
  • Day off post call
  • 24-hour attending backup


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Faculty (for more information about our faculty visit: http://www.winthrop-radiology.com/wra_physicians/winthrop_radiology_associates_faculty.html)

Residency Coordinator

  • Denise Foti


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Conferences

We offer an excellent conference schedule:

  • Two resident in-department teaching conferences each day
  • 2-4 specialty conferences each month
  • Monthly journal club
  • Weekly Rad/Path morgue conferences
  • Physics review course
  • Monthly Grand Rounds/Visiting Professor
  • Participation in annual radiology research symposium
  • Inter-departmental conferences
  • Core competencies lectures
  • Board review sessions, including spring in-house mock boards and visiting examiners (radiology specific and general)
  • Monthly Long Island Radiology Society Conference


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FELLOWSHIPS/CAREER PLACEMENT AND BOARD SCORES

100% Fellowship Placement in outstanding fellowship programs:

  • Beth Israel Hospital, New York: 2011
  • Beth Israel Medical Center, Boston: 2012
  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center: 1997, 1999, 2001, 2011
  • Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania: 2009
  • Duke University Medical Center: 2002
  • Georgetown University Medical Center: 1993
  • Henry Ford Health System, Detroit: 2002
  • Hospital for Special Surgery: 2003
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center: 1994, 2006
  • Louisiana State Medical Center, New Orleans: 1996
  • Massachusetts General Hospital: 2008
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering: 2004
  • Montefiore Medical Center: 1999
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine: 1996, 2003, 2011
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center: 2012
  • New York University Medical Center: 2000, 2006, 2011
  • Northwestern University: 2010, 2011
  • North Shore University Hospital: 1997, 2003, 2006
  • Penn State University Hospital, Hershey: 1997, 2012
  • Stanford University Medical Center: 1995, 2004, 2005, 2011
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook: 1995, 1998, 2000, 2001
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital: 1995
  • University of California, San Diego: 1996, 2011
  • University of California, San Francisco: 1993, 2002, 2005, 2009, 2011
  • University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore: 1999, 2000, 2008
  • University of Michigan, Detroit: 2006
  • University of Pennsylvania: 2009
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles: 1994
  • University of Virginia Health Science Center, Charlottesville: 1999
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison: 2005
  • University of Vermont Medical Center: 2001
  • Yale University Medical Center: 1998

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Benefits

Winthrop provides a competitive salary, free meals, uniforms, laundry services, healthclub reimbursement and low-cost housing in apartments or houses, varying in size according to your family's requirements. Hospitalization, major medical, dental and life insurance are provided. The house staff is entitled to four weeks of vacation annually and encouraged to take time off for medical meetings with the approval of the program director. Full malpractice insurance is provided.


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Application Procedure

We participate in the Electronic Residency Application Services (ERAS), which is sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). To apply for a residency in radiology at Winthrop-University Hospital, all allopathic candidates must apply via their medical schools and all international candidates must apply via the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates.

For further information, contact:

Denise Foti, Residency Coordinator
Winthrop-University Hospital
259 First Street
Mineola, NY 11501

Tel: (516) 663-3800
Fax: (516) 663-2630
E-mail: dfoti@winthrop.org
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