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Diagnostic Radiology Residency, Royal Oak


The Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak is directed towards comprehensive training in diagnostic radiology, with resident education as the focus of our program. The Program Evaluation Committee is devoted to establishing and maintaining a program that provides a solid foundation of basic diagnostic radiology, as well as an optimal experience in all sub-specialty areas. In addition to a strong clinical experience, many resources and opportunities are available to our residents.


A significant focus of the Beaumont, Royal Oak Radiology residency program is the importance of frequent lectures. Multiple lectures/conferences are given throughout the workweek with at least two daily lectures provided to the residents, typically conducted at 7:00 am and 12:00 pm. The topics of the given lectures vary from day to day covering the various subsections of the ABR core examination, as well as covering the extensive breadth of knowledge needed to become a competent practicing radiologist.

Daily Conference

  • Conferences are a mixture of case-based and didactic
  • Didactic lectures are led by faculty member who is an expert in that field and cover all the subspecialties of radiology
    • 7 am Conferences are interesting case conferences
    • Noon Conferences are didactic lectures given by faculty

Emergency Radiology Lecture Series

  • Emergency radiology lectures given in the afternoon approximately once a month
  • They are given by ER Radiology staff, and cover the wide variety of pathology which present to our ER

July lecture schedule

  • First-year residents to receive introductory lectures
  • Second and third years attend physics lectures relevant for the Core Exam
  • Fourth year residents attend Business of Radiology lecture series

Board Review

  • Board review lecture series designed for preparing R3 class for the ABR Core Exam


  • Lectures are given early in the residency curriculum with year 1 residents undergoing a number of introductory physics Lectures in the first two months of training
  • Lectures are again given early during year 3 to solidify previously taught topics and to dive deeper into the complexity of radiology physics
  • This structure is designed to give all residents dedicated exposure to physics lectures at least twice before undertaking the ABR Core examination at the conclusion of year 3

Additional Conferences/Lectures/Educational Activities

  • Monthly Journal Clubs
  • Monthly Quality/M&M conference
  • Residents in their R3 year attend the American Institute of Radiologic Pathology (AIRP) course in Silver Spring, MD. Dedicated funds are available for Residents to help pay for the trip
  • Residents have access to a large dedicated radiology library
  • Additional resources include StatDX, UpToDate, and institutional electronic access to many radiology journals (including JACR, Radiology, AJNR, AJR, and Radiographics)
  • For the R3s, the department will provide an exam review subscription of their choice

Visiting Professors

  • Visiting Professor Lecture Series occurs monthly from 12:00 pm-4:00 pm
  • Residents are released from their designated clinical duties during this time in order to attend
  • Speakers of these lectures include world-renowned radiologists from around the country, allowing the Beaumont Radiology residents exposure to the some of the greatest minds in radiology
  • The location of these lectures varies from month to month but stay within several surrounding hospitals within Southeast Michigan
visiting professor

Medical School

Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak is the teaching affiliate for Oakland University- William Beaumont (OUWB) School of Medicine, with all of their students doing their rotations at our institution. The Diagnostic-Radiology Department has had key role in the education of medical students at OUWB School of Medicine since its inception. 

  • All OUWB medical students have a required rotation during their clinical years (Diagnostic Medicine), in which they receive multiple lectures per week from radiology residents and attendings. This provides exposure to radiology for the medical students, as well as a valuable teaching opportunity for our radiology residents
  • All students who rotate through the Radiology Elective, get a lecture series, which is run by the radiology residents
  • Medical students in their pre-clinical years have interactive anatomy labs, which are run in conjunction with the Anatomists, Clinicians and Radiologists
  • Radiology residents and radiology attendings work with these other eductors and run a hands on simulation for the Medical Students at the OUWB anatomy lab
  • Residents also engage our medical students through our diagnostic radiology/radiation oncology interest group, RADSAG


Residents have the opportunity to participate in and obtain leadership positions in various extracurricular activities:
  • Michigan Radiology Society resident/fellows section: active participation by the residents is encouraged and a few residents hold officer positions each year
  • A new informatics interest group was created in 2018

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