Department of Radiology
The Residency Program

The Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University Diagnostic Radiology Residency program provides a wealth of clinical and academic experiences to our trainees. In all of our affiliated hospitals, we do more than 660,000 imaging exams and procedures each year which is more than double the minimum number required per resident for ACGME accreditation. These studies are performed in a unique combination of educational and patient care environments. On just our midtown campus alone we have a major children’s hospital, a university hospital, a cancer center, a major trauma hospital a rehabilitation hospital, and a Veterans Administration Hospital . In addition, we also have the largest community hospital in Southeast Michigan . As a result, we are able to provide excellent training in radiology both as it is practiced in the community, as well as in a variety of subspecialty environments.

Our primary educational objective is to provide our trainees with a comprehensive, four-year, educational experience in all facets of diagnostic and procedural imaging. This includes in-depth exposure and training in the full spectrum of the imaging subspecialties that constitute current radiologic practice. The program provides the residents exposure to an incredible wealth of clinical material in a supportive environment staffed by a large number of radiology faculty. We train our residents to be able to interact with their referring physicians and to function comfortably and competently in their consultative role.

Although the primary focus of the training program is clinical radiology and our residents all actively participate in patient care, the training program is designed to offer extensive educational experiences and mentoring without the burden of overwhelming clinical pressures. The residents attend daily teaching conferences. Because residents are assigned to a variety of hospitals, these lectures are also broadcast remotely through a state-of-the art video-conferencing system to residents who are on rotations outside of the main campus. All of our first-year residents participate in an intensive, weekly, faculty-mentored study group based on Brant & Helms as well as physics lectures by faculty. In addition, all of the residents are excused from their clinical responsibilities every Wednesday afternoon for our didactic lectures presented by faculty on our main campus. The residents also participate in a variety of interdisciplinary conferences as well as monthly journal club, CQI, and Chair’s conferences, as well as in our citywide radiology visiting professor program (8-10 / year). All of our residents also attend the AIRP in Silver Spring during their second or third year.

A second essential educational objective of our program is the development of an appreciation by our trainees for the radiologic literature and research. We strongly believe that experience in some aspect of radiological research is an essential part of university based residency training in diagnostic radiology. For this reason, we require all of our residents to participate in clinical or basic research with faculty mentors. In addition to presenting their research at intradepartmental and regional meetings, we also strongly encourage our trainees to submit their research for presentation at national and international societies (for which we provide academic time and travel support), as well for publication in mainline journals.

Our ultimate objective for our radiology trainees is for them to be become top-notch radiologists who will be successful in either an academic or private practice career. The goal is to have each resident superbly trained in general radiology as well as in all of the appropriate radiology subspecialties. The objective is also to ensure that the trainees are able to interact appropriately with referring physicians, patients and family and for them to understand that they need to also play a significant role in triaging which imaging examinations are performed and in appropriateness assessment.

The Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University Diagnostic Radiology Residency program has been training exemplary residents to be well-qualified radiologists for over thirty years. We recruit residents from around the country and around the globe, as well as from our hometown affiliate institution, Wayne State University . Detroit is a vibrant community steeped in and enriched by cultural diversity. In the spirit of our city, our applicants and alumni reflect this diversity in nationality, cultural heritages, and life experiences.

We have a very strong track record of success with the American Board of Radiology exams. Nearly all of our residents choose to pursue fellowship training upon graduation, and our graduates have attended some of the top subspecialty fellowships in the nation. We also have our own outstanding accredited fellowship programs in Pediatric Radiology and Interventional Radiology.

The residents in our program take full advantage of the diverse patient care and educational environments of the hospitals of the Detroit Medical Center , as well as the academic resources available through the Wayne State University School of Medicine. The primary downtown teaching hospital is Harper Hospital . The residents learn pediatric radiology under the mentorship of 11 fellowship trained pediatric radiologists at the Children's Hospital of Michigan, a world-class free-standing children’s hospital. At Detroit Receiving Hospital the residents receive in-depth experience in all aspects of emergency radiology. At Hutzel Hospital and the Michigan Orthopedic and Surgical Hospital (MIOSH), the primary emphasis is on Orthopedic and Obstetric imaging. At Sinai-Grace Hospital , one of the largest community hospitals in the state of Michigan , our residents are exposed to all aspects of general radiology. Mammography training is provided both at the Karmanos Cancer Center , as well as at Sinai-Grace Hospital and Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital . The residents also cover the Veterans Administration Hospital, where they focus primarily on body CT and MRI.

he radiology department is one of the largest in the country, performing over 660,000 imaging procedures per year. In addition to the residency program, there is an active medical student education program, as well as accredited fellowships in Interventional Radiology and Pediatric Radiology

11/1/10 10/31/11 Diagnostic Radiology Procedures
     

 

Adult

Pediatric

CT 

93341

4655

DX 

147480 

17376

ED

134728

35403

FL 

6423

2045

MAMM

19272

-

MR 

31500

8871

NM

15554

1134

OR

8785

-

ORTHO

12323 

7687

PET

686

2676

SP 

20353 

2967

US

66640

12281

 

 

 

Total: 

557085

95095

We are continuing in the transition into the new curriculum and ABR exam formats. Once our current fourth year residents have successfully completed their oral board examinations and have graduated, all of our residents will be in the new curriculum and ABR Core and Certifying examination cycle. Planning for senior electives in the new curriculum format is being evaluated.

Our residents have 13 4-week block rotations during each academic year. The table below is a rough guide as some of our rotations combine multiple areas. Our 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year residents are assigned call during the clinical rotations (with pre and post call time off). Each of our residents is allowed 15 days vacation per year and 15 academic days off during their 4 years.

Subject Area

Blocks Years 1-3 (39)

Blocks in Year 4 (13)

Breast Imaging

2-1/2

1

Chest Imaging

3

 

Emergency / General Radiology

4-1/2

 

Body CT & MRI

3

1

GI Imaging

3

 

GU Imaging

3

 

Interventional Radiology

3

1

Musculoskeletal (incl. CT & MRI)

3

 

Neuroradiology

3

1

Nuclear Medicine (incl. PET/CT)

3

1

Pathology (AIRP)

1

 

Pediatric Imaging

3

1

Research

1

 

Ultrasound Imaging

3

1

Electives

 

6

The table below shows the intradepartmental conferences & lectures that will occur in a typical month

Conferences, lectures on Main Campus

Frequency / Time

Chair's Conference

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Didactic Lectures (incl. Physics)

Wed 2:30 – 5:00 pm

1 st Year Resident Didactic Curriculum (Brant & Helms / Physics)

Weekly (Aug – Jan)

Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)

Monthly

Journal Club

Monthly

Resident Meeting with Program Director

Monthly


Conferences at Children’s Hospital

 

Pediatric Imaging Curriculum Series

Mon – Fri 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Pediatric Tumor Board

Wed 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Pediatric Uroradiology

Thu 7:30 – 8:30 am

Pediatric Neuroradiology/Neurosurgery

Fri 7:30 – 8:30 am

Pediatric Rad-Path Correlation

Monthly

Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)

Monthly


Addition Educational Experiences

 

Regional Visiting Professor Program

9 / year

Joseph Reed Memorial Pediatric Imaging Lectureship

1 / year

Pediatric Imaging Board Review Course

1 / year


Regional /national meetings residents have attended in the last 12 months:

American Roentgen Ray Society

Association of Chief Residents in Radiology

Association of University Radiologists

Michigan Radiologic Society

Radiologic Society of North America

Society for Interventional Radiology

Society for Nuclear Medicine

Info:
Duration: 4 yrs
Accredited Positions: 44


Contact:
Program Director: J. Michael Zerin, M.D.
Email: mzerin@med.wayne.edu

For more information or to request an application, please call (313) 745-3430.


To see the database information on this and other accredited GME programs, please visit the Fellowship and Residency Electronic Interactive Database Access (FREIDA), compiled and available through the American Medical Association website.


Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202 United States 2008