Our curriculum includes a variety of multidisciplinary conferences, led by faculty, fellows and residents in order to allow our trainees the best possible educational experiences. Fellows prepare images for multidisciplinary conferences with the assistance of faculty and present at these conferences. These conferences include: Urology, Pediatric Surgery, Pulmonary, MSK Tumor Board, ENT, Recurrent CNS Tumor, Fetal, Neuro Rounds, Ortho Sports Medicine, Endocrine, Seizure, Ophthalmology and more.
The goal of this lecture series is to show fellow unknown cases daily, with a following discussion. We strive to meet after lunch/noon conference around 1-1:30. After completion of a topic we make these lectures available on department shared drive for self-study/CAQ preparation. Topics include CHEST, GI, GU, NEURO I and II, MSK I and II.
Each week interesting cases or formal lectures are presented by faculty pediatric radiologist to the fellows, with rotating radiology residents, located in the Reading Room or on Zoom.
Faculty members within our department are regularly called upon to testify in child abuse cases. We encourage fellows to accompany testifying faculty to a trial during the year.
On the third Wednesday of each month at the staff meeting, the fellows listen and participate in our Journal Club. The fellows are expected to present at two journal club meetings per year.
Our Fellows rate this as one of the strengths of our program. This time is 100% protected and can be used for research, manuscript writing, and other professional activities.
Fellows are allotted one Professional Half Day every week.
Pediatric Radiology Fellows are also required to complete one Quality Improvement (QI)/Patient Safety project during residency. Fellows at our institution may participate in the GME Quality and Safety Bonus Program, which provides fellows the opportunity to earn up to $1000 lump sum for their efforts to improve quality and safety of patient care. This program encourages fellows to submit an adverse event or unsafe condition into the hospital’s reporting system. The University of Colorado Hospital’s Clinical Effectiveness and Patient Safety Small Grants Program awards grants to resident and fellow-led quality improvement projects.
Fellows are typically granted at least one month of elective time during their fellowship training. Electives may be used in two week blocks, and may be used to pursue additional clinical training in an area of interest or to pursue a research or quality project.
In addition to the elective rotation, other elective opportunities include a Clinician-Educator month where the fellow teaches medical students in the BAR Lab and creates modules/presentations and a Quality month where the residents spends time working with the institutional and departmental quality teams and focuses on a quality project.