All subspecialty areas of radiology are covered during the clinical training. Residents participate in radiological examinations, interpretations, and interventional procedures while on rotations in every subspecialty.
The call schedule varies for each rotation. Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science follows the recommendations of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
Moonlighting should not interfere with the required learning and must not violate the duty hour rules or visa regulations of the ACGME. Moonlighting should not compromise the resident's education, but rather enhance it.
All of Mayo Clinic's diagnostic radiology residents are required to present a seminar project during the second year of their residency. Two additional options are available if a trainee would like more in-depth research experience:
- A one-year research elective
- The Clinician-Investigator Training Program
Clinical conferences, formal courses, seminars, small discussion groups, journal clubs and one-on-one instruction are all an integral part of the residency.
Residents have the opportunity to teach students from Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and visiting students from other medical schools through daily clinical work and formal didactic lectures.
To confirm that residents acquire adequate knowledge and develop the appropriate technical skills to meet program expectations, performance is monitored carefully throughout the Interventional Radiology Integrated Residency. Trainees are evaluated formally by supervising faculty members on a regular basis and meet with the program director to review these evaluations. In addition, residents evaluate the faculty to ensure that their educational goals are being met.