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About the Diagnostic Radiology Program

Program Description

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The Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at the University of Toronto is fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  Our mandate is to prepare our Residents to become highly competent radiologists who are valued members of the larger health care delivery team.  Our goal is to promote the next generation of clinical radiologists, educators, researchers, innovators, leaders and patient advocates in medical imaging.

As the largest Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program in Canada, we have the resources to provide the most dynamic and comprehensive educational, clinical and research programs possible.  Our Program operates amongst eight core hospitals and multiple affiliated hospitals within the Greater Toronto Area.  All of our training sites operate with state of the art imaging equipment, PACS and communication systems.

We have the capacity to train up to 65 residents over the 5-year program.  The first post-graduate year of training (PGY1) is predominately clinical and focuses upon the transition to residency and the transition into radiology.  The remaining four postgraduate years (PGY2-5) focus on gaining the core competencies in radiology, with the final year (PGY5) focusing on the transition into practice.

The clinical exposure within our program provides an amazingly wide variety of medical pathologies that are unique to our large and diverse program.  We have over 53 dedicated rotations across our Core Sites and several more dedicated rotations within our Community Sites.  All of our clinical faculty are fellowship-trained sub-specialists who are dedicated to providing the highest level of service to our patients and our clinical colleagues.  As radiologists, we are well integrated into the functioning of our health care delivery teams.

On the educational front, our Residents benefit from a comprehensive and adaptable core curriculum that includes a combination of didactic lectures, interactive demonstration sessions, on-line modules, and RadPrimer/STATdx access.  Additionally, our Residents participate in our two-year longitudinal Medical Imaging Applied Physics Curriculum that is conducted as a flipped-classroom and includes dedicated Medical Imaging Physics Laboratory experiences.  All of our Residents have a unique exposure to anatomic pathology through their rotations in the Gross Anatomy Laboratory at the University of Toronto, the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology (AIRP) in the United States, and through their senior-level rotation in Forensic Radiology at the Forensic Services and Coroner’s Complex.

All of our Residents participate in Medical Imaging research, with an introduction through a dedicated research course and workshop.  Our University Research Program is organized via 6 unique groups, including: 1) Heart Lung Vessel, 2) Brain Spine Nerve, 3) Injury Repair Inflammation 4) Growth Development Neoplasia, 5) Innovation Translation Attrition, and 6) Radiomics/Quantitative Imaging.  As our residents learn to become Medical Imaging investigators, each resident will have the opportunity to work with our world-class researchers and become a member of one of our unique research groups. At the end of each academic year, these unique research groups present their latest works at the Medical Imaging Research Day (part of the Resident Achievements Day program) and participate in a lively competition conducted as a TED-talk and Dragon’s Den mash-up.

At the University of Toronto, our Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program unifies the best clinical, educational and research opportunities possible.  The strongest characteristic of our Residency Program, however, is its culture of resident empowerment, resident responsibility and resident accountability.  As a resident-led program, our resident community values professionalism and mutual respect, and is based upon team work, a dedication to service and a dedication to one another. As a graduate of the Diagnostic Radiology Program at the University of Toronto, you will become leaders in our profession and proud alumni of your Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program!

Obtaining Program Information

For more information about the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program, please contact:

Lyn Michisor
Residency Program Assistant
Department of Medical Imaging
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
263 McCaul Street - 4th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1W7 
Phone: 416-978-8797
Fax: 416-978-6915
E-mail: ludmyla.michisor@utoronto.ca

Dr. Eric Bartlett
Residency Program Director
Department of Medical Imaging
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
263 McCaul Street - 4th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1W7 
Phone: 416-978-8797
Fax: 416-978-6915