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Residency

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Overview

Our nationally prominent teaching hospital and medical school are part of the University of Michigan Health System located in the pleasant community of Ann Arbor. With strong clinical and research programs, most departments (including Radiology) rank among the top in the nation. Medical and surgical subspecialties are particularly strong. Facilities are modern and there is an abundance of state-of-the-art equipment. Radiology offers a complete range of diagnostic and interventional procedures in which residents train. A high faculty-to-resident ratio provides outstanding teaching (and learning) opportunities. Top-ranked basic science and University undergraduate departments further stimulate an already strong intellectual and academic climate.  

Length of Program: 4 years (beginning PGY-2 year, prior clinical year required)
Number of Residents: 44
Participating Hospitals
University Hospital: 665 beds
Mott Children's Hospital: 200 beds
Cardiovascular Center: 200 beds
Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Hospital: 124 beds

Updated information about the hospitals can be found at:
http://www.med.umich.edu/1busi/facts.htm.

Atmosphere

Most residents would describe their experience as intense, but relaxed and friendly. The atmosphere is low key, but standards and expectations are high.

Resident Rotations (most in 4-week blocks) - Sample

Subspecialty 1st year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year
AFIP     X  
Vascular Interventional   XX* X  
Body CT X X X  
Body MRI   X X  
Breast Imaging   X X X
Thoracic X X X X
Cardiac Imaging   X   X
Elective     X XX*
Emergency Radiology X X    
Gastrointestinal XX* X X  
Genitourinary X X
Musculoskeletal X X X X
Neuroradiology X X X X
Nuclear Medicine X X X X
Pediatric Radiology X X X X
Ultrasonography X X X  

*Note: Two XX's indicate that there may be two or more rotations during the academic year.

Research Opportunities

Residents are required to do at least one basic science or clinical research project during the course of their residency, preferably after their first year. There are many academically productive faculty members with whom residents have the opportunity to work. While much research occurs after hours, residents may also choose to take research electives in their third or fourth years, and all residents have a week dedicated to clinical research in their second year. The department will cover most, if not all, expenses incurred by residents who present papers or exhibits at national meetings.

Educational Resources

Teaching Conferences

Intradepartmental
 

 

Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri
Noon conferences* X X X
X
X
Vascular Interventional      
X
X
Body CT Conference      
X
Musculoskeletal Conference     X
 
Breast Imaging Conference     X
 
Grand Rounds     X
 
MRI Conference      
X
 
Neuroradiology Conference   X X
X
 
Nuclear Medicine Conference      
X
 
Ultrasound Conference   X  
 

*Two 45-minute conferences are given consecutively from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Radiology Grand Rounds are presented Wednesdays at 5 p.m. All residents are excused from their daily clinical rotations to attend these conferences.

Noon conferences are all presented by faculty. Some noon conferences are case based and others are didactic. Other intradepartmental teaching conferences are presented by faculty, fellows and residents. Most are weekly, and others alternate every other week.

1st year resident conference: One-hour teaching conferences in July and early August are presented to first-year residents to help orient them to the various divisions.

Pre-Call conferences: In January and February, conferences are presented to first-year residents prior to their working in the ED during the day and evening with faculty supervision. More advanced conferences are presented to second-year residents prior to their taking independent overnight call. In addition, residents must pass a practical exam prior to covering the ER or taking overnight call.

Physics Lectures: Nuclear medicine physics lectures are presented to 1st-2nd year residents in the mornings before clinical rotations in May - July. Second-year residents have radiology physics lectures at noon in July - August. Most residents choose to take the ABR Physics exam in September of their second year.

Journal Club: Monthly conferences in Breast Imaging and VIR and several more general conferences throughout the year.

Teaching conferences

Interdepartmental (partial list)
 
Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri
GI Tumor Board     X
 
Lung Transplant Conference     X
 
Lymphoma Conference      
X
 
Neuro Tumor Board      
X
Sarcoma Tumor Board     X
 
Thoracic Tumor Board X    
X
Urology Grand Rounds      
X
 
Urology Oncology     X
 
VA Tumor Board     X
 

 

Salary (effective September 2008)

Year

2012 Salary ($)
7/1/2012

2012 Lump ($)
11/30/2012

2013 Salary ($)
7/1/2013

2013 Lump ($)
11/30/2013

HO I

$50526

$3537

$51840

$3629

HO II

$53228

$3726

$54612

$3823

HO III

$55972

$4758

$57428

$4020

HO IV

$58820

$5176

$60349

$4707

HO V

$61732

$5494

$63337

$5257

HO VI

$64771

$5894

$66455

$5715

HO VII

$67893

$6178

$69659

$6200

HO VIII

$70769

$6511

$72892

$6633

An excellent benefits package, including health and disability insurance, is also provided. House Officers at U-M are represented by the House Officers Association (HOA) and receive benefits and compensation on the basis of a bargained-for contract negotiated by HOA.

Vacations

Four weeks including adjacent weekend days (taken in weekly blocks). In addition, the hospital celebrates nine holidays each year (Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving (Thursday and Friday), Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day and the resident’s birthday. The resident is entitled to take these holidays off, providing he or she is not on call. If on call, the resident can take a compensatory day off during that academic year.  

Organized Departmental Social Activities