Research is an important component of our residency program, with residents having the opportunity to take dedicated research time during their four years of training. These opportunities are facilitated by extensive guidance and mentoring by the faculty.
Given the vast collection of both rare and interesting cases here at John H. Stroger Jr., Hospital of Cook County, one of the strengths of our program is strong clinical and case based research. We are lucky to have access to pathology which other institutions may never see and are privileged to share this information with the radiology community. As a department we have published in journals both locally and nationally. Residents have successfully presented at regional and national conferences such as those held by RSNA, ARRS, ASER, SIR, ASNR, and CRS to name a few. These invaluable experiences continue to make our residents competitive applicants when applying for fellowship. Our faculty is dedicated to mentoring resident research initiatives working closely with each person throughout the research process.
As we change towards a value based health system, the radiology department continues to foster an environment of quality improvement. Every resident in our program contributes to the department’s quality initiative using QI projects. Residents and faculty work together on projects to reduce patient radiation, update imaging protocols, and develop departmental policies to name a few.