The Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program is a four-year training program. The Program requires an internship year as a prerequisite to residency training. The program meets all requirements of the American Board of Radiology in Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine and of the ACGME.
Advances in the field of radiology have significantly increased the educational needs of radiology residents over the past decade. The teaching program at The Mount Sinai Medical Center is a dynamic one that is responsive to these changes. We strive to provide our residents with the knowledge and skills that are required for any possible future experience in radiology that they might aspire to - including a research position at a university, clinical subspecialty practice at a major medical center, or a general radiology practice in a community setting.
To achieve this goal, we teach residents with a combination of didactic lectures and participation at interactive resident conferences. We offer a comprehensive orientation lecture series for our new residents and provide an extensive resident conference schedule. At Mount Sinai, resident conferences are conducted at least twice per day; often there are three conferences in a day. Interdepartmental conferences occur several times a day at Mt. Sinai and are open to all residents.
Residents rotate through various subspecialties from the very beginning of their training. These include Chest Radiology, Gastrointestinal Radiology, Genitourinary Radiology, Body Imaging (with separate rotations for Ultrasound and CT/MRI), Neuroradiology, Interventional Radiology, Musculoskeletal Radiology, Emergency Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, and Pediatric Radiology, as well as ENT Radiology and Mammography. Each subspecialty is under the supervision of a chief of section and additional faculty members. During early training, emphasis is placed on the interpretation in chest, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary radiology and emergency radiology. In addition, junior residents are exposed early on to a variety of subspecialty areas including Ultrasound, Body Computed Tomography, and Neuroradiology.
All subspecialties approach resident teaching in a similar manner. Residents are an integral part of each area; the nature of their participation is dependent upon their level of training as well as their personal knowledge and skill. Attending radiologists supervise all film reading and procedures. Junior residents initially observe procedures performed by senior residents and the supervising attending physician. As the resident gains more experience, he/she becomes more actively involved in the decision-making process and in the performance of the procedures. All residents are under the supervision of attending radiologists. This apprenticeship method works well for residents at all levels of training. The Program is quite close to being a tutorial "one-on-one" program.
The Department houses state-of-the-art imaging equipment and angiography/interventional suites as well as updated fluoroscopy stations and conventional X-ray facilities. Equipment includes:
- 5 MRI Scanners:
- 4 - 1.5 T GE Echoplanar MRI Scanners
- 1 - 9.4 T Brϋker small bore research MRI scanner
- 6 CT Scanners:
- 1 Philips Tomoscan AV Helical CT scanner,
- 2 Philips Secura Helical scanners,
- 3 GE Lightspeed Helical CT scanners
- 2 PET Scanners:
- 1 GE PET Advance scanner
- 1 GE PET B512 research scanner
Cross-sectional imaging has been filmless since 1997. Four full-time coordinators manage the department's DR Systems viewing stations, DecRad scheduling/report system and the Web interface.
The department performs approximately 220,000 examinations per year. Training includes experience in all aspects of diagnostic and interventional radiology.
The Department of Radiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center is committed to excellence in patient care and dedicated to resident education. The facility is state-of-the-art and functions as a critical information resource for the Medical Center and affiliated institutions. As we enter the twenty-first century, radiology will become even more pivotal in the clinical management of patients. Our training program prepares the resident to excel in this new and vital leadership role in healthcare.
Department of Radiology
The Mount Sinai Medical Center
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029-6574