Curriculum

The five-year diagnostic radiology residency program at USF is designed to provide residents with direct clinical participation in all aspects of diagnostic radiology with graduated levels of responsibility under the supervision of attending faculty physicians. During their first clinical year, residents spend seven months in internal medicine, three months in surgery, and two months in diagnostic radiology. Beginning in their second year of training, residents initially review and interpret radiographic studies on their clinical rotations with all studies then subsequently reviewed by a faculty attending prior to dictating or finalizing the report. For interventional procedures, based on their level of training and competence, residents serve as the primary operators under the direct supervision of the attending physician. In addition to a broad clinical experience at USF’s affiliated teaching facilities, the Department offers formal educational training in the form of case conferences and didactic lectures that cover the nine major subspecialties of diagnostic radiology as well as present a foundation for diagnostic radiology physics.

 

Rotations | Objectives | Didactic | Monthly Lectures | Physics | Mock Oral Exam | Residents Day | Journal Club | National Meetings

Rotations

Year One
(PGY - 2)
Year Two
(PGY - 3)
Year Three
(PGY - 4)
Year Four
(PGY - 5)
Tampa General Hospital
  • Abdominal Radiology and Fluoroscopy
  • Body Imaging (2 rotations)
  • Cardiopulmonary Radiology
  • Ultrasound (2 rotations)
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Emergency Radiology
  • Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • Neuroradiology
  • Nuclear Medicine (or VA)
  • Cardiopulmonary Radiology
  • Emergency Radiology
  • Outpatient Imaging
  • Vascular and Interventional Radiology
  • Cardiopulmonary Radiology
  • Emergency Radiology
  • Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • Neuroradiology
  • Obstetrical Ultrasound
  • Outpatient Imaging
  • Vascular and Interventional Radiology
James A. Haley VA Hospital
  • Abdominal Radiology and Fluoroscopy
  • Neuroradiology
  • Abdominal Radiology and Fluoroscopy
  • Body Imaging
  • Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • Nuclear Medicine (or TGH)
  • Body Imaging
  • Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • Neuroradiology
  • Nuclear Medicine
Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Ultrasound
  • Body Imaging
  • Breast Imaging
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Breast Imaging
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  • Ultrasound
  • Breast Imaging
  • Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
All Children's Hospital
  • Pediatric Radiolog
  • Pediatric Radiolog
  • Pediatric Radiolog
  • Pediatric Radiolog
Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP)
Bay Pines VA Hospital Electives:
  • Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • Vascular and Interventional Radiology

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Rotations Objectives

General Program Goals

Tampa General Hospital

James A. Haley VA Hospital

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute

All Children's Hospital

Bay Pines VA Hospital

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Case Conferences and Didactic Lectures

Although it varies for some of the case conferences at each institution, the typical format for resident case conferences is either a staff member or other resident with staff supervision showing cases to a resident who then discusses the case and differential diagnoses. The conferences are usually based on a particular subject area of diagnostic radiology. A quality assurance conference is held approximately every other month on the fifth Friday or Monday.

A weekly didactic lecture series runs every Wednesday from 8:30-9:30 a.m. with lectures covering the nine major subject areas of diagnostic radiology on a rotating basis. In addition, subspecialty lectures and supplemental lectures on related clinical topics are integrated into the weekly conference schedule.

All residents are required to attend these conferences except for residents rotating on night float rotations and at All Children’s Hospital, where rotating residents can participate in multidisciplinary clinical, pediatric resident, and medical student conferences, and pediatric grand rounds. All residents who are not on a night float rotation are required to attend the Wednesday morning conference and lecture.

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Monthly Resident Conference and Lecture Schedule

Monday
7:30 AM
Tuesday
7:30 AM
Wednesday
7:30 AM
Thursday
7:30 AM
Friday
7:30 AM
First Week Nuclear Medicine Case Conference
Tampa General Hospital
Breast Imaging Case Conference
Moffitt Cancer Center
Subspecialty Case Conference and Didactic Lecture
Tampa General Hospital
Rotating Topics Case Conference
James A. Haley VA Hospital
Cardiopulmonary Case Conference
Tampa General Hospital
Second Week Body Imaging Case Conference
Tampa General Hospital
Neuroradiology Case Conference
Moffitt Cancer Center
Subspecialty Case Conference and Didactic Lecture
Tampa General Hospital
Rotating Topics Case Conference
James A. Haley VA Hospital
Neuroradiology Case Conference
Tampa General Hospital
Third Week Pediatric Radiology Case Conference
Tampa General Hospital
Body Imaging Case Conference
Moffitt Cancer Center
Subspecialty Case Conference and Didactic Lecture
Tampa General Hospital
Nuclear Medicine Case Conference
James A. Haley VA Hospital
Vascular and Interventional Radiology Case Conference
Tampa General Hospital
Fourth Week Musculoskeletal Imaging Case Conference
Tampa General Hospital
Vascular and Interventional Radiology Case Conference
Moffitt Cancer Center
Subspecialty Case Conference and Didactic Lecture
Tampa General Hospital
Rotating Topics Case Conference
James A. Haley VA Hospital
Joint Orthopedic Surgery and Radiology Lecture
USF Morsani Center (7:00 a.m.)
Fifth Week Quality Assurance Conference
Tampa General Hospital
Rotation Topics Case Conference
Moffitt Cancer Center
Subspecialty Case Conference and Didactic Lecture
Tampa General Hospital
Rotating Topics Case Conference
James A. Haley VA Hospital
Quality Assurance Conference
Tampa General Hospital

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Physics

First year radiology residents participate in an 11 week introductory physics course given in the fall of their PGY-2 year. An on-site, one-week review course is given to PGY-3 residents in June or July preceding the American Board of Radiology physics examination. The department also pays the tuition for a physics review course that the residents typically take prior to the examination.

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Journal Club

Residents and faculty gather bimonthly in the evening to review important topics from the radiology literature, with residents reviewing and presenting the merits of the articles followed by discussions. Dinner is paid for by the department.

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National Meetings

Residents are encouraged to become involved in academic clinical research projects with faculty in the Department of Radiology. These are usually done in collaboration with radiology faculty members. When the resident presents research in the form of abstracts, papers, or exhibits at national meetings, the resident receives additional leave time as well as monetary support for the presentation.

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