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Program Overview

Our primary clinical site is Boston Medical Center (BMC), the principal teaching hospital for Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), located in downtown Boston. BMC is an integrated institution on two campuses, each with inpatient and outpatient facilities, operating the largest and busiest Level I trauma center in Boston. BMC serves a diverse adult and pediatric population, and provides primary care and specialty care in all medical and surgical specialties, pediatrics, and obstetrics/gynecology. The clinical departments are robust, helping establish BMC as a tertiary care facility recognized regionally, nationally, and internationally for excellence in patient care and research. BMC’s motto is “exceptional care without exception”.

The integrated Boston Veteran’s Administration Medical Center (BVAMC) provides complementary clinical experiences at its two campuses in Jamaica Plain (outpatient) and West Roxbury (inpatient) on the outskirts of the city of Boston.

We recruit 10 residents per year. Intensive resident educational opportunities include: one-on-one supervision and teaching by dedicated faculty radiologists, didactic lectures and case conferences, and extracurricular scholarly activities including research projects. The academic curriculum is structured to blend rigorous formal teaching conferences, twice daily, with a progressive, balanced clinical rotation schedule.

Two 4th year Chief Residents are appointed annually and represent the Department at the annual meeting of the American Association of Academic Chief Residents in Radiology.

We have more than 40 radiologists on the combined BMC/Veterans Affairs faculty. At BMC, 1-year fellowships are available in Abdominal Imaging, Breast Imaging, Neuroradiology, and Musculoskeletal Imaging. We currently have relatively few fellows in the Department, fostering a resident-centered training environment.

Introductory Conference Series

A series of introductory lectures is given to first-year residents during July and August.

Core & Non-Interpretive Curriculum

Besides the 12 “Mini-Courses”, our conference curriculum includes other important and relevant topics such as journal club and monthly Departmental Morbidity and Mortality conferences.

Departmental Grand Rounds

Monthly Radiology Grand Rounds are held during the academic year, September – May. Local, national, and international speakers are invited to give lectures on timely topics; these speakers usually present an additional case session to the residents. Guest faculty are identified by the Education Committee and invited by the Co-Chief Residents.