Radiology Residency Program Schedule

Extensive clinical training and coursework

Rotations & Other Opportunities

You’ll receive comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic radiological training during your residency at Mount Auburn Hospital, working with experienced practitioners who provide advanced radiology care. Our team conducts approximately 200,000 diagnostic exams each year, using state-of-the-art equipment.

  • Eight ultrasound systems, including two with 4-D imaging
  • Five digital mammography machines with 3-D tomosynthesis
  • Four SPECT systems with multidetector capabilities and positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT)
  • One 3T and two 1.5T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners
  • Three direct digital radiography rooms
  • Two digital angiography suites
  • Two digital fluoroscopic rooms
  • Two multiplate digital readers
  • Two Siemens dual-energy computed tomography (CT) scanners

Mount Auburn Hospital Rotations

Get comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic radiological training during your residency at Mount Auburn Hospital. Enjoy a wide range of experiences during two- to four-week block rotations on our Cambridge campus and at off-site locations.

Build confidence in your clinical skills as you collaborate with Mount Auburn Hospital’s attending radiologists in areas such as:

  • Breast imaging – Including mammography, ultrasound and MRI procedures
  • Cardiac radiology and carotid ultrasound – Taught in conjunction with the departments of cardiology and vascular surgery
  • Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) – Includes neurology, head and neck, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal (GI), genitourinary (GU) and musculoskeletal
  • Fluoroscopy – Includes GI, GU, and musculoskeletal procedures
  • Interventional radiology – Including peripheral and central vascular imaging and interventions (including endovascular aortic aneurysm repair), thoracic procedures, abdominal procedures and cancer treatment
  • Nuclear medicine – Includes cardiac and positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT)
  • Plain films (X-ray)
  • Ultrasound – Includes obstetric (all trimesters), vascular and hands-on scanning
  • Vascular Lab – Includes carotid, peripheral arterial, and venous studies

Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR)

Three Fellowship trained Subspecialty Certified Interventional Radiologists lead a busy Interventional Radiology section that offers our trainees an exceptional opportunity to learn high-level interventional techniques. The absence of Fellows ensures that our Residents get unparalleled hands-on experience in all vascular and non-vascular interventional procedures including peripheral vascular disease, aortic endografts, dialysis access, TIPS, tumor embolization (including chemoembolization and radioembolization), tumor ablation, fibroid embolization, vascular malformation embolization, vertebroplasty, GI/biliary interventions, genitourinary interventions, vascular access, biopsies, and drain placements. The ESIR track focuses training on IR with additional rotations in oncology, intensive care, the vascular lab, and dedicated time to learn MSK interventions. The Mount Auburn ESIR Residents also rotate to the Massachusetts General Hospital for additional interventional experience. Directed by Dr. Donald Romanelli, the Mount Auburn Hospital ESIR program offers 1-2 positions per resident class and accepts applications from diagnostic radiology residents in the fall of the PGY3 (R2) year.

Off-site Rotations

Expand your network, perspective and knowledge with clinical rotations at other Harvard Medical School affiliates, such as:

  • Emergency radiology – Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Pediatric radiology – Boston Children's Hospital
  • Elective subspecialty rotations including Neuroradiology, Chest, Cardiac, Abdominal, MSK and IR– Massachusetts General Hospital

Conferences & Lectures

Mount Auburn radiology residents benefit from a wide range of teaching activities. Attending radiologists respect your educational time and make sure you’re excused from clinical duties so you can fully participate in departmental, hospital, regional and national conferences.

Daily Conferences

Start your morning with consecutive conferences designed to help you develop the knowledge and sound judgment you need to be a practicing radiologist.

Positives Conference

Meet with attending physicians and other residents to review and discuss interesting cases from the previous day. You will learn how to identify relevant positive findings and construct a concise differential diagnosis based on imaging and clinical presentation. Gain experience presenting cases and receive feedback from attending physicians to improve your delivery. Held daily at 7:30 am.

Daily Didactic Lectures

In this one-hour teaching conference, Mount Auburn Hospital radiologists present formal didactic lectures or case conferences. Each month focuses on a specific specialty of radiology, such as neuroradiology, musculoskeletal radiology or interventional radiology. Held daily at 8:00 am.

Daily Noon Conference

In this one-hour 'lunch and learn' conference, upper level Mount Auburn Hospital radiology residents reinforce the morning didactic lecture through case based teaching.

Weekly & Biweekly Conferences

Participate in the following learning opportunities every week or two:

  • General Tumor Board - Present imaging during this multidisciplinary conference; held Friday afternoons
  • Breast Tumor Board - Present cases from the Hoffman Breast Center at this weekly multidisciplinary conference
  • Physics - Participate in weekly live online physics lectures held by William Sensakovic, PhD, with teaching materials, quiz questions, lectures, and core review materials available online
Monthly Conferences

Participate in a variety of collaborative experiences each month at Mount Auburn and beyond, including:

  • Neuroradiology – The Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery present interesting cases to a neuroradiologist for discussion; held once a month.
  • GI/Surgical Conference – Interesting case discussion with the Department of Surgery.
  • Mammography Continuing Medical Education Conference – Resident ‘Hot Topic’ presentation followed by didactic faculty lecture.
  • Quality Assurance Conference – Improve patient care by discussing difficult cases, complications or system-based issues in this open, non-punitive forum.
  • Radiology-Pathology Correlation Conference – Hear about cases with interesting imaging and tissue diagnoses; presentations are made by first-year radiology residents and the Department of Pathology.
  • Ultrasound Continuing Medical Education Conference – Under the supervision of Alex Heffess, MD, a resident presents a lecture on a ‘Hot Topic’ in ultrasound.
  • Visiting Professors Program Didactic Lectures – Learn from radiologists affiliated with other Boston-area hospitals and medical centers.
Quarterly Conferences

Participate in additional collaborative experiences each month at Mount Auburn and beyond, including:

  • Emergency Medicine/Radiology Conference – A quarterly interdisciplinary conference held with the Department of Emergency Medicine and representatives of the Departments of Surgery and Medicine, reviewing the diagnosis and management of emergency cases.
  • New England Roentgen Ray Society (NERRS) – Learn from nationally and internationally-known faculty who present topics on the most current advances in diagnostic and interventional radiology at meetings of this chapter of the American College of Radiology (ACR).
  • Journal Club – Present selected articles from current issues of Radiology, RadioGraphics, and American Journal of Roentgenology in this group for radiology residents and attendings.

Additional Training Opportunities

American Institute for Radiologic Pathology

During your third year, you’ll attend the American Institute for Radiological Pathology (AIRP) virtually. You will spend four weeks training with other residents, fellows, and radiologists from around the world in the Radiologic Pathology Correlation Course. Registration fees are covered by the program.

Global Outreach Program

Assist developing nations and underserved populations by providing expert image interpretation.

Share your expertise without leaving the Boston area by providing volunteer teleradiology services through International Radiology Exchange (iRadX), a nonprofit organization providing radiology interpretation to medical organizations and physicians in the developing world.

Residents have the option to pursue their own global outreach project.

Examples of past resident projects include:

  • Training physicians in Tanzania in ultrasound techniques and interpretation
  • Co-founding iRadX
  • Establishing a RadAid Chapter and working with the founders of iRadX to explore further global outreach opportunities

Get Started

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