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Residency Policies & Procedures
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V. CLINICAL ROTATIONS

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES FOR NEURORADIOLOGY ROTATION


Goal: The goal of the neuroradiology rotation is to provide a one-month supervised experience in reading neuroradiology studies with a neuroradiology fellow and/or faculty member, in order to learn indications and clinical uses of neuroradiology studies in neuropsychiatric patients.

Objectives:
completing the neuroradiology rotation, the resident is expected to be able to:

1. Patient Care

  • Understand the clinical indications for, and advantages and disadvantages of, different types of neuroradiology studies (e.g. CT, MRI) in the diagnostic assessment of patients with psychiatric disorders and symptoms.
  • Order neuroradiology studies appropriately, choosing the optimal study for a given clinical situation and patient, taking into account contraindications and potential adverse effects of different types of studies.

2. Knowledge

  • Display basic knowledge of the basis and mechanism of neuroradiology studies, their temporal and spatial resolution, risks, and clinical uses.
  • Identify major brain structures relevant to neuropsychiatric disease.

3. Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

  • Locate and critically appraise relevant scientific literature.
  • Use conferences, supervision, readings, and reference materials to improve his/her knowledge of neuroradiology.

4. Interpersonal and Communication Skills

  • Work effectively with neuroradiology faculty, fellows, and other trainees.
  • Demonstrate the ability to explain neuroradiology studies, their indications, and risks, in preparation for educating patients and families about these tests as part of clinical care.

5. Professionalism

  • Demonstrate respect for others.
  • Demonstrate integrity, accountability, responsible and ethical behavior.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to excellence.

6. Systems-Based Practice

  • Understand issues of cost-effectiveness in the use of neuroradiology studies in the overall context of patient care.

7. Educational Attitudes

  • Display openness to supervision; accept constructive criticism.
  • Seek direction when appropriate; demonstrate eagerness to learn.

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