Department of Radiology
Residency Program Information
Zvi Lefkovitz, M.D.
Director and Chairman
Susan Rachlin, M.D.
The Residency Training Program in Diagnostic Radiology of New York Medical College is a four-year program fully accredited for 20 residents with all rotations at Westchester Medical Center (WMC), a tertiary care teaching hospital, including the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital and Trauma Center, and Advanced Imaging, the outpatient imaging center.
Our program is designed to provide an organized educational experience with exposure to all current imaging modalities.
The structure of the first year is designed to provide introductory training in the basic core sections of Radiology. The second, third and fourth years of training focus on in-depth training in the subspecialty areas. All residents attend the four-week Radiologic Pathology Course offered by the AFIP. By the end of the residency program, the residents meet all ACGME requirements for training.
We have a fully staffed Academic Radiology Department, composed of fellowship trained specialists in all areas, including Neuroradiology, Neuro-Interventional Radiology, Vascular Interventional Radiology, Musculoskeletal Radiology, Body Imaging, Pediatric Radiology, Thoracic Radiology, Mammography, and Nuclear Radiology. The staff is highly committed to the ongoing education of the residents, and they take great pride in their congenial working relationships with the residents. On each rotation, residents are assigned one-on-one with their attendings, to maximize their educational opportunities. Numerous faculty members are heavily involved in ongoing research projects which are always available to the residents for participation. Our faculty members also serve as mentors to the residents as they progress through their residency and seek advanced fellowship training.
Each day there are two conferences which all residents attend; the Midday Conference and the Afternoon Conference. Clinical cases are presented by staff members to the residents at the Midday Conference and the Afternoon Conference includes didactic lectures in all of the subspecialties of Radiology, as well as Journal Club, Grand Rounds, Physics Lectures and visiting Professor lectures. In addition, each resident is responsible for approximately four didactic conferences per year.
All residents are expected to attend the monthly meetings of the New York Roentgen Society.
During the third and fourth years, residents are expected to attend one major meeting or course.
Textbooks, journals and ACR teaching files are available for use in the departmental library. Residents also use the College library. Residents have access to computers within the department and through the College Learning Center. In addition, residents are provided with laptop computers.
Residents are encouraged to become involved in research at some point during their four years. There are tremendous opportunities here at WMC. In addition, if a residentís paper is accepted for presentation at a national meeting, the resident is sent to that meeting on behalf of the Department.
WMC is a 635-bed facility where approximately 206,000 radiologic diagnostic examinations are performed each year within the main hospital, the Outpatient Imaging Center and the State of the Art, Maria Fareri Childrenís Hospital and Trauma Center.