Message from the Department Chair
Welcome to Radiology Residency Training. The goal of our program is to prepare our residents to become outstanding clinical radiologists who will become leaders in academic radiology and private practice. Our philosophy is to create a resource intensive educational environment with highly skilled and motivated faculty who enjoy teaching and who also offer exceptional opportunities in a multitude of research endeavors. We combine this environment with a carefully chosen group of residents who are committed to excellence in their own personal development as radiologists.
Our residency program maintains its long standing reputation as being resident oriented and resident driven. Residents are involved in all aspects of the training program including curriculum design, conference scheduling, program evaluation, and most importantly, resident selection. Such extensive resident involvement helps to ensure that the program is dynamic enough to readily adjust to the changing needs of trainees in radiology. The input of current residents in resident selection is critical for selecting residents who are academically skilled, share our vision and are good team players.
Our vision encompasses a pluralistic approach to optimize the experience of each trainee. We recognize that it is critical to train residents to be outstanding academic radiologists, but also to become exceptional general and subspecialty radiologists. Residents will therefore find a wide range of opportunities for subspecialty electives and research experiences if they choose to train at BIDMC. Furthermore, our tradition of residents teaching in the Harvard Medical Student core clerkship in radiology allows our residents to participate in the education of some of the best and brightest medical students in the country.
Our faculty is recognized nationally and internationally for the depth of their expertise, their original scientific contributions, and their leadership. Equally important is the fact that our faculty has been recognized by residents and Harvard Medical School students as one of the best teaching faculties in the entire medical school. In summary, the commitment of our faculty to resident education, the abundant resources and opportunities at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and the large volume of interesting and unusual clinical cases provide an outstanding training opportunity. I look forward to personally welcoming you to the department.
Jonathan B. Kruskal, MD PhD
Chairman, Department of Radiology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Message from the Program Directors
Welcome to the Beth Israel Deaconess Radiology residency web site. We hope this site will help give you a sense of what it is like to train as a radiology resident at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
We are proud of our training program and believe the combination of camaraderie, educational and research opportunities, dedicated staff, and local recreational and cultural attractions make it one of the best Radiology training programs in the country. We offer unique educational tracks as part of the new residency curriculum which will permit you to develop skills in such areas as clinical radiology, medical education, global health, quality improvement, health policy and economics, and clinical or basic science research. In addition, we recently fully integrated iPad technology into the residency program, which permits us to remain at the cutting edge of educational approaches to teaching. Finally, as a resident here, you are a part of the clinical teaching faculty of Harvard Medical School, and you have access to all the resources for learning, teaching, and research that you would expect from a world class university.
Please take a moment to look around the web site to familiarize yourself with our program. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us or our residency program coordinators, Richard Jennette and Laura Major.
Congratulations on your choice of a career in Radiology. We feel that our program is a wonderful place to train for a career in medical imaging, and we hope that you will agree.
Priscilla J. Slanetz M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.R.
Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Program Director, BIDMC Radiology Residency
Ron L. Eisenberg M.D.
Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Associate Program Director
Justin Kung M.D.
Instructor in Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Associate Program Director