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.