Norwalk Hospital’s residency in Diagnostic Radiology provides a clinically intense but highly supportive environment for resident training, which is essential to our educational philosophy and approach to teaching. The program consists of 10 radiology residents, three alternating with two in each of the four years. The teaching faculty is composed of 14 fellowship-trained radiologists.
The formal didactic education of our residents is extensive. In brief, the morning and noon lectures from our attending radiologists are excellent, with education further strengthened by several invited guest lecturers from neighboring institutions regularly lecturing each month. Residents are involved in preparing the weekly tumor board, an invaluable learning experience and great preparation for fellowship. We sponsor our residents to attend AIRP to learn radiologic-pathologic correlation. In addition to the board preparation provided by our faculty, our residents also attend multiple radiology board review courses and physics courses.
In the absence of fellows, residents gain a primary role in image interpretation, patient management, decision-making and performance of procedures. This front-line position enables our residents to acquire substantial clinical skills, and our graduates are eagerly sought for fellowships and attending positions in both academic and private practice settings. Our residents have been accepted for fellowship training programs at world-class academic medical centers, and have gone on to pursue successful careers in both academic institutions and private practice.