The Dalhousie Department of Radiology Residency is a postgraduate university program approved by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, fulfilling the training requirements set by the College. The five year program teaches all aspects of modern imaging methods and their applications in clinical medicine. Residents-in-Training are rotated through three maritime teaching hospitals (QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax; IWK Health Centre, Halifax; Atlantic Health Sciences Centre, Saint John, New Brunswick) encompassing all subspecialty services. In each rotation the trainee is directly supervised by a staff radiologist. The resident is given graded responsibility for the triaging of requests, performance of studies, and image interpretation depending on the level of training.
The program offers the trainee an intensive teaching program, including a well designed rounds schedule. These conferences which include weekly grand rounds, weekly acedemic half days, and OSCE format quizzes cover all radiologic subspecialties.
Other academic events include a monthly journal club, intensive physics instruction, and a visiting professor program. All residents attend the 4-week radiologic pathologic course run at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington. The main page of this website provides links to monthly rounds schedules and other academic activities.
Under the supervision of the Resident Research Director all residents are involved in a research project which is usually presented at a national meeting or published in recognized journals.