Residents from the various clinical sites meet together weekly for a five-hour block conference at Stanford. Each division has created a conference curriculum that repeats approximately every 2 years. In addition, a non-clinical curriculum covers a broad range of topics including Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Quality Improvement; and Climate Change and Radiology. Conference formats vary with a mix of didactic lectures combined with audience response tools, case conferences, flipped-classroom, peer learning, small group discussions, as well as simulation-based training. With lunch and a coffee break incorporated into the schedule and provided by the department, this format has the benefit of bringing our residents together on a regular basis outside of the clinical environment.
A comprehensive clinical and basic science curriculum in Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging is provided in a separate biweekly lecture series. Radiology Grand Rounds occurs bimonthly with a focus on innovations in imaging, as well as best practices in diagnosis and treatment strategies. In addition, there are a number of weekly and monthly division conferences that residents are encouraged to attend (find an example of our monthly calendar of conferences here).
Dedicated conference series are specially designed for residents in various stages of training, including the R1 Introduction to Radiology bootcamp that occurs July through September; R1 Preparation for Call that occurs May through July; and R3 Preparation for the Core that occurs April through May.