Program Features

Salary & Benefits

Salary and Educational Stipend

Our salaries have historically increased on a yearly basis and are competitive with other programs in the Midwest, especially with the low to moderate cost of living in the Flint area. Additionally, the program pays the full course tuition for AIRP (AFIP) as well as a $2000 housing stipend for the rotation.

Program Year           Annual Salary           Educational Stipend

R-1/PGY-2                    $47,021                           $900

R-2/PGY-3                    $48,688                           $1,200

R-3/PGY-4                    $51,172                           $1,200

R-4/PGY-5                    $53,197                           $1,400

Insurance Benefits

Our program offers complete coverage for the residents and their families for health, dental, and optical insurance. Additionally, our residents are also covered by malpractice, disability, and life insurance.

Meal Allowance

Our program provides a meal allowance that is added to the resident salary.

Monogrammed Lab Coats

The program provides each resident with two monogrammed lab coats at the beginning of their residency.

Vacation Days

All residents are allowed up to 20 working days of vacation per academic year. Our residents find that flexibility of the program allows for optimal utilization of vacation days.

Conferences

Junior residents (R-1/PGY-2 and R-2/PGY-3) are allowed an additional 5 conference days annually and senior residents (R-3/PGY-4 and R-4/PGY-5) are allowed an additional 10 conference days annually to attend conferences of their choice and can be funded through the allocated Educational Stipends.

Holidays

The recognized holidays of the program which residents are excused include Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Memorial Day.

Personal Days

Residents are allowed up to 5 personal days per year. Any days beyond this will come from the resident’s bank of vacation days.

Parking

Parking for residents is free at all three institutions, including in the parking garages at Hurley Medical Center and McLaren Regional Medical Center, as well as at Michigan State University and Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

BLS/ACLS

Residents are required to maintain Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification. Training courses are available at the three institutions and the program pays the fee in order to maintain your certification.

Curriculum

The curriculum of our program aims to give each resident the maximum exposure to diagnostic radiology as well as all sub-specialties. Our program’s flexibility has allowed for modification of our curriculum due to changes in the American Board of Radiology (ABR) examination process for diagnostic radiology residents to serve residents joining in 2010 and beyond. All rotations occur in one month blocks with exception of Vascular & Interventional Radiology (at Hurley Medical Center) and Pediatric Radiology (at Children’s Hospital of Michigan) which occur in three-month blocks.

Curriculum

R-1 (PGY-2) R-2 (PGY-3) R-3 (PGY-4) R-4 (PGY-5)
General (4 months) General (2 months including one month at MSU) General (1 months) Required rotations as determined by faculty and PD (6 months)
Nuclear Radiology (1 month) MRI (4 months including 1 month at MSU) AIRP (1 month) Subspecialty rotations in area of interest (6 months)
CT (3 months) Vascular & Interventional Radiology (3 months) Pediatric Radiology (1 month at Hurley Medical Center)
Ultrasound (2 months) Nuclear Radiology (1 month) Pediatric Radiology (3 months at Children’s Hospital of Michigan)
MRI (2 months) CT (1 month) MRI (1 month)
Mammography (1 month) Nuclear Radiology (1 month)
Ultrasound (1 month)
Mammography (2 months)
Cardiac (1 month)
Didactics and Conferences

Our program is proud to boast a high number of teaching conferences for our residents with an average of nearly 13 hours per week of regularly scheduled lectures and conferences.

Our residents attend conferences at 4pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays that are a mix of didactic and case conferences and these conferences rotate weekly between the three institutions.

Additionally, nine months of the year (except July, December and January) on Tuesdays, our residents go to East Lansing to the Department of Radiology at MSU to attend a full day of conferences given by MSU and visiting faculty. First year residents have an additional curriculum in the afternoons with dedicated Brant & Helms lectures and physics lectures.

On Monday mornings, we have our weekly MRI conference at Hurley Medical Center that is also a mix of didactic and case conferences including a monthly Musculoskeletal Conference held jointly with the Orthopedic Surgery residency.

When rotating at Hurley Medical Center, residents attend and participate in the departmental noon conference on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

In addition to the above teaching conferences, our residents participate in other interdepartmental conferences at the individual institutions such as Tumor Board, Radiology-Pathology Conference, and Thoracic Conference.

Teaching

Our residents are active and participate in teaching and working with medical students from Michigan State University (both the College of Human Medicine and the College of Osteopathic Medicine) and A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine as well as visiting medical students from many other schools. Additionally, residents from Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, and other specialties routinely rotate through our departments allowing for more teaching interactions.