Resident Research and Engagement
We believe training in research is a vital part of residency, no matter what your future career plans may be. Radiologists are vital collaborators on medical research in just about any field, and being a skilled consumer of the latest scientific literature is essential for all career paths. With strong research faculty mentors and a highly collaborative, creative academic environment, we put no limits on what you can accomplish.
We have a long tradition of each resident participating in some form of research, from multi-year MRI physics projects to trials of new clinical breast cancer treatments. You can choose from a wide array of current research in the department, and you’re invited to our many scientific seminars to spark new ideas.
Support Resources: Residents can select dedicated research time as a focused track and/or an elective in their 4th year. The department provides time away, travel, food, and lodging for you to attend scientific meetings to present your work. And while we expect residents to “learn by doing” when it comes to research, your mentors and our Research Support Services are all here to provide assistance at every stage. In particular, residents are eligible for a 13-week grant writing course offered free twice a year, where you are guided through the elements of strong NIH-length proposal, instructed on clear scientific writing, and given the experience of a mock review.