University of Toronto - Diagnostic Radiology - Toronto
The clinical exposure within our Program provides an amazingly wide variety of medical pathologies that are unique to our large and diverse Program. We have >50 dedicated rotations across our Core Sites and several dedicated rotations within our Community Sites. All of our clinical faculty are fellowship-trained subspecialists who are dedicated to providing the highest level of service to our patients as well as our clinical colleagues. As Radiologists, we are well integrated into the functioning of our healthcare delivery teams.
On the educational front, our Residents benefit from a comprehensive and adaptable Foundations and Core curriculum that includes a combination of didactic lectures, interactive demonstration sessions, on-line modules, and RADPrimer/STATdx access. Additionally, our Residents participate in our two-year longitudinal Medical Imaging Applied Physics Curriculum that includes dedicated Medical Imaging Physics Laboratory experiences. All of our Residents have a unique exposure to anatomic pathology through the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology (AIRP) in the United States, and through their senior-level rotation in Forensic Radiology at the Forensic Services and Coroner's Complex.
All of our Residents participate in Medical Imaging research, with an introduction through a dedicated research course and workshop. As our residents learn to become Medical Imaging investigators, each resident will have the opportunity to work with our world-class researchers and become a member of one of our unique research groups.
At the University of Toronto, our Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program unifies the best clinical, educational and research opportunities possible. The strongest characteristic of our Residency Program, however, is its culture of resident empowerment, resident responsibility, and resident accountability. As a resident-led program, our resident community values professionalism, and mutual respect. As a graduate of the Diagnostic Radiology Program at the University of Toronto, you will become leaders in our profession and proud alumni of your Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program!
As the largest Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program in Canada, we have the resources to provide the most dynamic and comprehensive educational, clinical and research programs possible.
Our Program operates within eight core hospitals, and multiple affiliated hospitals and institutions within the Greater Toronto Area. All of our training sites operate with state-of-the-art imaging equipment, PACS and communication systems.
The clinical exposure within our Program provides an amazingly wide variety of medical pathologies that are unique to our large and diverse Program.
We have >50 dedicated rotations across our Core Sites and several dedicated rotations within our Community Sites. All of our clinical faculty are fellowship-trained subspecialists who are dedicated to providing the highest level of service to our patients as well as our clinical colleagues. As Radiologists, we are well integrated into the functioning of our healthcare delivery teams.
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What qualities does your program look for in a potential resident?
We are looking for motivated, energetic, enthusiastic and dependable trainees with a strong academic background and good interpersonal skills. Hard working residents who work well with their colleagues and have high standards of professionalism are the most successful residents within our training program.
Will participation in a research project make me more competitive as a candidate?
Research is not a mandatory requirement for application to our program although exposure to research activities is encouraged.
Are there opportunities for residents to teach?
There are many opportunities for residents to teach both at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. PGY4 residents are required to teach at the PGY2 Summer Lecture Series. There are many other opportunities oﬀered in the program and through other postgraduate programs.
How do you provide ongoing evaluation feedback to residents?
Residents are formally assessed at the end of each rotation and also receive informal feedback throughout the rotation. In addition, there are several in-training assessments which include 2 OSCE examinations per year, an annual oral exam, and an annual written exam (ACR). PGY2 residents take the Emergency Radiology on-line Simulator, designed to assess level of readiness for independent call.
Residents are also required to submit a CanMEDS portfolio each year. Residents meet 1:1 with the Program Director every 6 months or more frequently as needed.
Is there dedicated time provided for research?
Residents in the PGY4 year are given a biweekly full academic day to make progress on their research projects.
Do most residents pursue a fellowship and are they accepted to competitive fellowships?
Approximately 98% of our graduating residents pursue a fellowship. Almost all residents are accepted to the fellowship program of their choice, most of which are competitive fellowships in the United States and Canada.
How do you prepare your PGY5 residents for the Royal College examinations?
Our residents are well-trained to sit their Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada examination. Our faculty provide dedicated board preparation and coaching sessions to all PGY5 residents starting in November of the PGY5 year. We have a dedicated OSCE Bank that is accessible over the Internet that simulates the non-supervised OSCE stations at the board exams.