Conferences & Lectures

Our full schedule of teaching conferences for radiology residents includes a wide variety of educational experiences, including formal lectures given by Virginia Mason staff radiologists, and at the University of Washington, case conferences, quizzes, journal club, and other department meetings.

  • The Introductory Summer Lecture Series covers the basics of radiology during July and August.
     
  • Morning and noon lecture given by radiology attendings occur throughout the rest of the academic year. These occur on a two-year rotation cycle and cover major fundamental topics in radiology.
     
  • Residents have an active role in planning and presenting the monthly Quality Assurance Conference. Our attendings actively participate in the ACR-sponsored peer-review system eRadPeer.
     
  • Monthly multidisciplinary ultrasound conference includes residents, attendings and sonographers, which allows review of image acquisition and interpretation of interesting cases.
     
  • Journal club occurs once a month covering hot topics in the current radiology literature.
     
  • Residents function as team members in our multidisciplinary approach to patient care through case conferences and tumor boards with physicians from Urology, Neurology, Gastroenterology, and other departments. At some of these conferences, residents gain experience preparing and presenting cases as well as teaching the audience.
     
  • Thursday afternoon Didactic Lecture Series at the University of Washington with UW radiology residents and attendings.
     
  • Diagnostic radiology physics course at the University of Washington provided by a medical physicist. This included physics-specific quizzes. This is supplemented/reinforced by additional physics teaching at Virginia Mason.
     
  • Case Review Series at University of Washington reviewing all major topics in radiology in preparation for the Core Board Exam in the months prior to the exam.
     
  • Virginia Mason Grand Rounds occur Friday mornings.
     
  • Attendance at local and regional meetings such as the Washington State Radiological Society and the Pacific Northwest Radiological Society is highly encouraged. Our residents have held leadership positions in the resident sections of these and other radiologic societies.