An important goal of this residency training program is the fostering of skilled physician educators. An effective radiologist is one who can communicate clearly to clinicians and who can impart knowledge succinctly to other physicians.
Accordingly, all residents act as mentors for the medical students helping them select cases for their assigned case presentations and many residents also provide medical students with monthly lectures.
Residents also participate in interdisciplinary conferences with the pathology and medicine departments, explaining the radiology behind autopsy cases or for many ICU or floor patients.
There are several opportunities for residents to teach, starting during the first year. These include teaching and mentoring Harvard Medical students during their one-month required radiology clerkship as well as in the Foundations and Transitions anatomy courses. Resident-as-teacher sessions are included in the daily conference schedule throughout the year.
A “Clinician Educator track” is available to those seeking additional training in education during the 4th year (see Senior Electives for more information).
Finally, we honor our superb and dedicated resident, fellow and faculty educators annually with teaching awards, given out at the end-of-the-year graduation celebration (see past Award winners).