The primary emphasis for resident education is on-the-job teaching at the PACS workstation during sub-specialty rotations. The majority of these rotations take place at University of Utah settings, both at the main hospital and integrated clinical settings including the Huntsman Cancer Institute, the Clinical Neurosciences Center and The Orthopedic Center. In addition, training occurs at Primary Children's Hospital and the Salt Lake City Veteran's Administration hospital. A core curriculum provides comprehensive coverage of important topics for resident training. This lecture/seminar schedule is on a two-year repeating basis.
Didactic conferences take place on Wednesday and Thursday mornings, during which residents are excused from clinical responsibility. These conferences emphasize the diagnosis and management of diseases, with tailoring toward preparation for the ABR Core Examination that is taken in June of the PGY-4 year. A daily Noon conferences prepares residents for practice, with sub-specialty based interactive case conferences and non-interpretive skills training and assessment. With an emphasis on learning to teach in this training program, residents are involved in giving the noon conference on many of their clinical rotations, including Ultrasound, Body, Pediatrics, IR and Mammography.
Every resident attends the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology during the PGY-4 year; tuition and a travel stipend are provided. A Physics course is offered every spring and is integrated into case-conferences, lectures and rotations. Interactive educational websites and software including RadPrimer® are available for independent learning. An individual educational fund is provided for each resident for books and electronic educations material. Residents are provided a travel stipend for meetings to support the presentation of scholarly activity.