The Department of Medical Imaging is a specialty of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University. Medical Imaging training is shared across the three campuses of the London Health Sciences Centre – University Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre – Victoria Hospital, and St. Joseph’s Health Care (London). These three teaching hospitals have joined in partnership with Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry - with access to Lawson Health Research Institute, Lawson Imaging, and Robarts Research Institute - to provide hands-on, one: one guidance of our Residents, Fellows, Visiting Elective Students, Observers, and other Trainees.
With the expertise of 57 full time equivalent clinical academics in Radiology, 6 in Nuclear Medicine, and 1.4 full time equivalent (FTE) combined Radiology/Nuclear Medicine, learners enjoy high quality, broad-based training opportunities. An additional twenty-four faculty is adjunct, providing undergraduate medical school teaching at the Windsor campus. We have 9 primary appointments within Basic Sciences and 15 cross appointments from the Department of Medical Biophysics. The department employs five dedicated administrative staff. As one of our past Residents recently stated, “...without question the foundation and strength of our program lies with the exceptional dedication of our faculty... (who) demonstrate a strong desire to teach and are committed to doing so, no matter if it entails spending extra time to deal with the remaining clinical workload...”
Opportunities abound. From our engaging and enlightening Visiting Professor lectures, an annual Resident retreat, enriching Journal Club social evenings, weekly specialty rounds, individualized review sessions, conference attendance invitations, course lectures, abundant research opportunities, interdepartmental linkages and encouragement, our commitment to utilization of new and improved technologies, and even our annual “Staff versus Residents softball game”, our learners have little choice than to make the most of the postgraduate experience.
At our 2011 departmental retreat we formed our ongoing mission: “To provide and lead excellence in Medical Imaging for our Patients with an academic and clinical focus of an academic Health Sciences Center and network”. Quality education leads to quality in patient health care: our mandate says it all.