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Conferences and Scholarly Activity


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All residents are expected to attend daily noon and Wednesday morning lectures. Attendings provide noon coverage to allow resident participation. Conferences are presented by the radiology staff, residents, and various guest speakers, and cover all areas of diagnostic radiology. Lectures incorporate a mixture of didactics, traditional "hot seats," and clickers. Lunch is provided at all conferences.

The resident on the pediatric rotation will attend the monthly NICU Morbidity and Mortality conference and provide input regarding cases for the Department of Pediatrics. Participation in other Morbidity and Mortality conferences and local specialty conferences will also take place throughout the residency on a rotation-by-rotation basis.

Visiting professor lectures include a dinner conference, noon lecture, and separate resident conference during their stay.

The resident on the mammography rotation will attend the monthly city-wide breast conference which takes place on the last Monday of each month.

Scholarly Activity

Residents are required to complete at least one scholarly activity during residency. This can be in the form of a publication or presentation at a local, regional, or national meeting. Expenses and leave for meetings in which the resident is presenting are covered separately from the amounts listed under "Leave Benefits." Interesting case studies, ACR Case-In-Point submissions, and original research can be used to fill this requirement. Traditionally, residents have participated in several of these types of scholarly work.

Residents are also required to present at a Grand Rounds once during residency. Typically these Grand Rounds address new modalities or techniques in radiology with evidence-based analysis.

Quality Improvement

Residents are required to participate in a quality improvement project at least once during residency. Attendance at quarterly hospital-wide quality meetings is also required.

Last modified: Sep 28, 2018
Diagnostic Radiology

Program Director
Kamran Ali, M.D.

Program Coordinator
Heather Contreras
316-962-2211 (phone)
316-962-7231 (fax)

Wesley Medical Center
550 N. Hillside
Wichita, KS 67214