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The Department of Radiology & Radiological Sciences

RADIOLOGY CONFERENCES

1ST YEAR CALL PREP LECTURE SERIES

Just prior to first taking call, introductory lectures are given to the first year residents alone. They serve as a review of the pathology that is likely to be encountered in the ER and include five core areas: Chest, Neuro, Body Imaging, Bone, & Pediatrics. This lecture series is given at 1 pm (following noon conference) three days a week during the months of November and December. Cases and discussion are provided by attendings, fellows, and senior residents.

GRAND ROUNDS

Held once a month during Noon Conference. Nationally-recognized leaders present a lecture for the entire medical community. These Grand Rounds Lectures are usually attended by members of several departments at Vanderbilt as well as the overwhelming majority of the Radiology Faculty since CME credit is awarded.

NOON CONFERENCES

Daily Noon Conference is an integral part of the Residency Program. It is designed to prepare residents for the oral Boards and for interaction with clinicians. The format is the option of the faculty person presenting or moderating the conference. They vary from formal lecture to interesting case presentations. Each service is guided by a 2-year core curriculum. Basic topics are repeated annually, while more advanced topics are presented every other year.

RADIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND PHYSICS LECTURE SERIES

Dr. Ronald R. Price is the Director of the Division of Radiological Sciences. He, along with Drs. Pickens, Patton, Clanton, Gibbs, and Riddle, provides an excellent series of lectures on radiological science topics.  The series is designed for Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Residents and is open to Cardiology Fellows and others interested in the physics of medical imaging.  Generally, these lectures are attended by all residents preparing for the written Boards.

The series begins the first week of July and is held through mid-September. The series consists of forty-five lectures that are given daily from 7:00-8:00am in Medical Center North, Room CCC-1111.

RESEARCH CONFERENCES

Periodically, the Noon Conference is dedicated to a presentation by one of the researchers in the department. These vary from formal lecture to informal discussions concerning a specific area of ongoing research with emphasis on opportunities for involvement by residents and faculty. 

There is also a monthly resident-run case conference. Residents voluntarily show interesting cases they have seen recently. The concept is to provide high-volume exposure to educational cases in an informal format.

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