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Continuing Medical Education - Learn More
The Department of Radiology is committed to providing high-quality education to our faculty and health care professionals. In addition, the Department also provides opportunities for residents, fellows and graduate students within the training programs to participate in educational activities.
Some current CME accredited events include the Visiting Professor Program, City Wide Rounds program, annual Resident Research Day, annual MIIT (Medical Imaging Informatics and Teleradiology) Conference and annual Oncology course. More events are currently being planned, which will help create a strong CME program within the Department.
In order to organize and administer the Department’s CME program, we have implemented the CME Committee. More information can be found within the CMEC Terms of Reference
For more information on Continuing Health Sciences Education, please visit https://chse.mcmaster.ca/.
Resident Rounds - Learn More
There are a number of different rounds organized for residents at each hospital site. These include both multidisciplinary rounds as well as traditional “hot seat” type rounds format.
This table outlines a typical monthly master schedule/rounds calendar for activities across the city:2022 Radiology Rounds Calendar
The following list is a narrative description of multidisciplinary rounds across the city, which our residents attend:
Juravinski Hospital (Formerly the Henderson Hospital)
Resident Rounds: These are scheduled daily from Monday to Thursday, and consist of a traditional “hot seat” type format. Residents on rotation at the Henderson site attend these rounds, along with any elective residents or medical students. Each radiology resident is given an “unknown” case to formally present and work their way through.
Radiology/Pathology Breast Rounds: These occur weekly, and are led by one of the breast imaging radiologists. The resident on rotation for breast imaging at the Henderson also takes an active role. At this round, all breast biopsies performed over the previous week are reviewed, with radiology/pathology correlation.
MSK Rounds: MSK rounds are scheduled on Tuesday mornings each week. The rounds are a clinical working round for review of active soft tissue, bone tumour and tumour-like conditions referred to the Henderson Hospital and JCC. These rounds are attended by an Orthopedic Surgical Oncologist, orthopedic residents and fellows, Musculoskeletal radiologists, a fellow and a Musculoskeletal Pathologist. All residents on rotation at the Henderson site attend these rounds.
Body Imaging Rounds: Organized by the body or cross-sectional Clinical Fellow, these weekly rounds include discussion and education around interesting cases, with a focus on body imaging. The rounds are attended by staff Body Imagers, fellows and residents and offer an additional opportunity for resident education related to interesting gastrointestinal and genitourinary subspecialties cases. Pizza and refreshments are provided by the radiologists!
Hamilton General Hospital
Resident Rounds: These traditional “hot seat” type rounds are scheduled at noon on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, for residents on rotation at the General. Any elective residents or medical students also attend. Each radiology resident is given an “unknown” case to formally present and work their way through. Cases are selected and show by the specific staff radiologist assigned to the rounds.
Neurosciences Rounds: These occur weekly and discuss advanced topics in neurosciences. They are attended by Radiology, Neurosurgery, and Neurology. The radiology residents who are on their neuroradiology rotation attend, along with any other interested residents. Each radiology resident is expected to present once at these rounds during their PGY3 year.
Multidisciplinary and clinical rounds: Additional rounds of interest to residents include cardiology, cardiac surgery, spine, vascular and trauma rounds. Residents can attend and contribute to these rounds, along with fellow residents and faculty from different specialties.
McMaster University Medical Centre
Resident Rounds: Traditional “hot seat” type rounds are scheduled daily at 8:00 am and consist of a traditional “hot seat” type format. These are attended by all residents scheduled at the MUMC site, along with elective residents or medical students. These are assigned on a rotating basis, including radiology and obstetrical faculty and clinical radiology fellows.
Other Rounds: Other rounds involving radiology are scheduled at McMaster. Residents with an interest in pediatric and in particular neuroimaging are welcome to attend tumour rounds, pediatric neurology and neuro-oncology rounds. Residents on ultrasound can attend the neonatal rounds, as these include ultrasound cases.
Body Imaging Rounds: Organized by the body or cross-sectional Clinical Fellow, these weekly rounds include discussion and education around interesting cases, with a focus on body imaging. The rounds are attended by staff Body Imagers, fellows and residents and offer an additional opportunity for resident education related to interesting gastrointestinal and genitourinary subspecialties cases.
St. Joseph’s Healthcare
General Radiology Rounds: These are scheduled Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for radiology residents, residents on elective and medical students in the department at St. Joseph’s. These are traditional “hot-seat” type formats, with residents challenge to formally present and work their way through cases.
Multidisciplinary and Radiology/Pathology Rounds: There are a lot of other rounds that happen at the St. Joe’s site, of which residents are able and encouraged to attend. These include hepatobiliary rounds, rheumatology, multi-disciplinary chest rounds and radiology/urology/pathology rounds. These are often working rounds, including review of active cases, imaging findings and clinical decision-making and treatment options. Residents can gain from attending these, in order to learn the issues from their clinical colleague’s perspective, along with important information for medical and surgical treatment decision-making.
Ultrasound Rounds: These are organized by one of the body imaging faculty with a keen interest in ultrasound. The resident on their ultrasound rotation at the St. Joe’s site presents once at these rounds, as part of their rotation requirement.