The overall goals of the University of Minnesota Radiology Residency Program are to exceed ACGME RRC program requirements, to have residents successfully complete the residency program and become ABR certified (or in the case of fellow/subspecialty residents and where applicable, become CAQ certified), and to produce outstanding radiologists fully engaged in lifelong learning in all walks of medical practice including patient care, research, administration, and education, while in private practice, university or other academic practice, government, industry or charitable organization. Residents receive training through rotations and other educational activities at the University of Minnesota (UMMC), University of Minnesota Amplatz children’s Hospital (UMACH), Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC), and the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System (MVAHS).
Provides specific working and educational details of the rotation, including standards for professional conduct, work hours, responsibilities, recommended reading, required conferences, and any details that clarify expectations of the rotation supervisor for residents during the rotation.
Goals and Objectives
Provides the detailed list of goals, objectives, and evaluation methods tied to each of the required competencies. It also provides a brief overview of the locations involved in the rotation, the experience the resident gains through the rotation, and the subspecialty Sections (if any) that the rotation directly supports.
Some rotations are 'progressive', in the sense that what residents develop medical knowledge and techniques in a second month that are new, compared to what they learned in the first month. Others are 'quantity of experience' rotations, meaning that the basic content and objectives are quite similar for all months of the rotation, but it will take more than one (or two) months in that rotation to acquire the knowledge and skills desired.
Curriculum (per society)
Lists the medical and technical knowledge that residents are expected to master to complete their training in the Section. In many cases, the Body of Knowledge will point to a Society curriculum website. In other cases, it will be a custom document prepared at the University of Minnesota.
Competency-based developmental outcome expectations that can be demonstrated progressively by residents from the beginning of their education through graduation to the unsupervised practice of their specialty. A copy of the Milestones used for Radiology resident evaluations can be found here. milestones_for_drad.docx
Practice Performance Measurement
The University of Minnesota Radiology Residency Program is committed to evaluating resident knowledge, skills, and performance to ensure that the objectives and standards listed in the Rotation Descriptions and Duty Sheets are met. Evaluation mechanisms in use by the program are consistent with those described in "Competencies Definitions and Practice Performance Measurements from the RRC for Diagnostic Radiology"