Rotations

Rotations
Each rotation is four weeks long, with 13 rotations per year. The majority of rotations occur at Virginia Mason with a minority at other local institutions. This is the approximate breakdown of time spent on each rotation:

Rotation Name Number of Rotations = 52
Angio/Interventional 2
Musculoskeletal 2
Chest 2.5
CT 3
GI/GU fluoroscopy 3
Breast 3
Cardiac 1
MRI 2
Neuroradiology 1.5
Nuclear Medicine 4
Pediatric 4
Harborview Emergency/Trauma 2.5
General Ultrasound 2.5
Obstetrical Ultrasound 1
AIRP (Rad-Path Correlation) 1
Satellite General Radiology 1
Night Float 4
Center for Health Service Research 1
Scholarly Activity (Research) 1
Tumor Board 1
Electives 9 rotations devoted to 3 electives

Radiology SAMPLE Rotation Schedule

Date PGY-2 PGY-3 PGY-4 PGY-5
7/1-30 MSK NIGHT FLOAT BREAST NUCLEAR MED
7/31-8/27 US CARDIAC AIRP BREAST
8/28-9/24 CT GI/GU FLUORO PEDIATRIC ELECTIVE 1
9/25-10/22 CHEST RESEARCH ER/TRAUMA ELECTIVE 1
10/23-11-19 IR NUCLEAR MED NEURO+ER/TRAUMA ELECTIVE 1
11/20-12/17 MSK US + CHSR* ER/TRAUMA NIGHT FLOAT
12/18-1/14 GI/GU FLUORO IR NUCLEAR MED ELECTIVE 2
1/15-2/11 CT NIGHT FLOAT OB US ELECTIVE 2
2/12-3/10 CHEST + CHSR* BREAST NIGHT FLOAT ELECTIVE 2
3/11-4/7 US PEDIATRIC GI/GU FLUORO SATELLITE
GENERAL
4/8-5/5 MR PEDIATRIC PEDIATRIC ELECTIVE 3
5/6-6/2 NUCLEAR MED MR CHEST ELECTIVE 3
6/3-30 NEURO CT TUMOR BOARD ELECTIVE 3

                           * Center for Health Services Research 

Training at Regional Institutions

  • Seattle Children's Hospital Each resident devotes four rotations to training in Pediatric Radiology at this academic hospital that is one of the teaching hospitals of the University of Washington.
     
  • University of Washington Medical Center Residents attend didactic conferences on Thursday afternoons at the University of Washington. The Radiologic Physics course is also taken at the University of Washington.
     
  • Harborview Medical Center Each resident devotes two-and-a-half rotations to training in Emergency and Trauma Radiology at this regional Level I trauma center, which includes one night float rotation. Harborview is a major teaching hospital of the University of Washington.
     
  • Group Health Cooperative — Each resident attends one rotation at Group Health Cooperative, a major nonprofit health care system in the Seattle area.