Beginning to Advanced Radiology (BAR) Lab
The state-of-the-art Beginning to Advanced Radiology (BAR) Lab was completed in August 2015 and partially funded through a grant received from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. The BAR Lab design facilitates blended learning including flipped classroom and team based learning methodologies. The physical space is equipped with a Philips virtual simulation teaching PACS identical to the clinical application currently used throughout the University of Colorado Health System and utilizes iPads to deliver curriculum materials. Medical students and residents undergo small group learning in this innovative space.
With the department’s support, our residents have increasing opportunities to be excused from clinical service to lead interactive sessions in the BAR Lab, both to medical students and undergraduates. These sessions have become an integrated piece of the medical student curriculum, and are now a part of clinical rotations combining clinical practice with imaging correlation. BAR Lab sessions have been very popular with both residents and medical students, and allow our residents to gain experience teaching. Additionally, they have increased our department’s visibility to the medical students.
Assistant Professor of Radiology
BAR Lab Director