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Resident Life

Location, location, location

Boston, Massachusetts is a fascinating place to spend your residency. As an international "university town", Boston's population is a rich mix of native Bostonians and scholars hailing from around the country and around the globe. The result is a vibrant and diverse city that is welcoming to many different lifestyles. Reading Red Sox Boston is rich in cultural and historic landmarks for weekend exploration, and is a short drive from the ski slopes and hiking trails of New Hampshire and the beaches of Cape Cod and Rhode Island. Our many historic neighborhoods provide wonderful places to live, where you can go for a run in a riverside park, browse an eclectic bookstore, and pick up some first class Thai food, all in an afternoon. Residents at the BIDMC live in many corners of the Boston area, from the stylish flats of the South End, to the fireplaced Victorian homes of Brookline, and the backyards and gardens of Newton. Cambridge, Massachusetts, located just across the river, is the home of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cambridge offers a sophisticated and liberal community that is fun to visit or live in.

The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is located within the Longwood Medical area, home to some of the east coast's most prominent academic hospitals. We are just blocks from the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Joslin Diabetes Center, Children's Hospital of Boston, and the Brigham and Women's Hospital. Harvard Medical School is just down the street.

In your free time

BIDMC residents have many interests outside of radiology. A sampling of our current residents' hobbies and activities include:

  • Sailing on the Charles and in Boston Harbor
  • Cycling and triathlons
  • Running (including marathons)
  • Hiking in New Hampshire's White Mountains
  • Fishing, windsurfing, scuba diving
  • Woodworking and old home restoration
  • Salsa dancing
  • Traveling
  • Skiing/snowboarding

There are plenty of things that we tend to do in groups, including get-togethers at each others' homes, barbecuing in the summertime, evenings out at various area Irish pubs, ski trips, Museum of Fine Arts exhibits, concerts on the Esplanade, and - of course - Red Sox games at Fenway Park. Then, of course, there is our Radiology softball team where residents and techs battle side by side against other local teams.

Fun at work

There are many social events that are organized by the department. These include:

Chiefs' Rounds and Ice Cream Social

Ice Cream Social

Once a month, residents present their most interesting cases at a special Grand Rounds with an award given to the most interesting case. Residents and faculty also gather together during the afternoon to celebrate at Ice Cream socials.

Holiday party

Holiday Party

Our Radiology Resident Holiday Party is a highlight of the year. Hosted by a faculty member, the radiology residents and their significant others enjoy an evening out with colleagues and friends to celebrate the holiday season.

Fleischner Dinner

Our Annual Graduation Dinner is preceded by a lecture presented by an invited guest. The evening event takes us to locations such as the Harvard Club for drinks, formal dinner, and entertainment provided by the third year class.

Morrison Day

Residents present their research and an invited speaker presents the annual Morrison Lecture. The Morrison Lecture is focused on cutting edge research in Radiology. Drinks and dinner are provided. The Morrison Award for outstanding research is presented to a resident as well as to a research fellow.

Contact Information

Katie Armstrong 
Manager, Medical Education Programs 
Department of Radiology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Ave.
Boston, MA 02215