Every July, the Radiology Residency Program puts on a BBQ for all residents, faculty and staff. It is a way for our newest residents to get to know everyone, and for all of us spread throughout the city to reconnect. The Program Director graciously hosts this event at his or her home, and we have the event catered and bartended by local businesses. You can see the photos posted on our Facebook page by clicking here.
2014 saw the playing of the second annual Resident vs. Staff Softball Game, also known as The Achilles Cup. The staff won the inagural game, but the residents bounced back in 2014, winning a decisive victory over the staff by a score of 17-11.
On November 21st the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University Radiology Program held their 2nd annual resident retreat at the Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre. This resident-run initiative has an underlying philosophy of mentorship and a focus on multifaceted resident development. This year we decided to look to the future and hear about new or upcoming developments in radiology. This gave the staff and residents an opportunity to share in the exciting advances to the field with our theme being: The Frontiers of Radiology.
Royal College-style sessions were organized for the morning, with a special thank you to Drs. Alison Spouge, Anat Kornecki and Donald Lee for their shared time, experience and mentorship! Our PGY 3-5 residents each got to spend some time in the proverbial Hot Seat while the more junior residents got an idea of what to expect.
In the afternoon we heard from Dr. Ian Ross about the Program’s direction, vision and curriculum design including some potential new learning, assessment and logging software. Our Chair & Chief Dr. Andrea Lum spoke about Competency Based Medical Education (CBME) and province-wide peer review. Drs. Donald Lee, Zahra Kassam and Amol Mujoomdar shared some of the exciting developments in their fields of neuroradiology, body radiology and interventional radiology, respectively.
The evening closed off with an entertaining and competitive two rounds of non-radiology trivia hosted by Dr. Jonathan Chung. On behalf of the organizing committee, we would like to thank all the volunteers who made this day possible and look forward to next year!
On October 17 and 18, the Western University Radiology Program held their first resident retreat at the Oakwood Resort in Grand Bend. This was a resident run and funded initiative designed to explore some of the non-traditional areas of radiology education. This year, we focused on the professional side of radiology. We were fortunate to have fellows, staff, and other professionals from London and beyond take time out of their busy schedules to hold various seminars which covered a wide range of topics that included career guidance, financial planning, teleradiology, academic and community radiology, administration, exam preparation, and even philosophy. Several resident run sessions covered general residency advice as well as the consensus on resident duty hours. Our retreat culminated with a visit from OAR president Dr.Mark Prieditis as well as CEO Ray Foley who gave an all-encompassing view of the challenges facing radiology in Ontario.
It wasn’t all work and no play by any means. We had a raucous turnout for our trivia night followed by early morning (a little too early for most) yoga.
The reception for the retreat was extremely positive with many strong post-retreat evaluations submitted by the residents. On behalf of the organizing committee, we would like to again thank all of the volunteers who made this event possible.