The first six months of the residency program will focus on the technical execution and interpretation of routine clinical procedures. Special procedures, quantitative measurement techniques, and participation in research are emphasized throughout the remainder of the training period. The learning process is stimulated and monitored through a series of resident presentations on both clinical and research subjects. With increasing experience, each resident assumes progressively greater responsibility for the direction of the Nuclear Medicine Clinic under the guidance of staff physicians. Similarly, residents are assigned progressively increasing responsibility for selecting, presenting, and discussing clinical cases at departmental and interdepartmental conferences.
2nd and 3rd Years
In addition to nuclear medicine instruction, 2nd- and 3rd-year residents will also spend a month each per year in the Chest, Neuroradiology, and Body Imaging Sections, for a total of 3 months per year. They will also spend 3 months of the year rotating through the Veteran's Administration Medical Center (VAMC).
Residents in their 2nd and 3rd years will spend one month completing an elective of their choice. Examples of electives include a rotation in the Department of Radiation Oncology or one of the divisions of Diagnostic Radiology, or a research elective.