While at Michigan, residents have the luxury of being at a world class university and its associated graduate programs. This gives our trainees unique opportunities to pursue and develop additional areas of interest, particularly in research, business, innovation, and education.
A Community of Medical Educators in Training. This trainee-designed, trainee-led, GME-sponsored initiative will launch in July with its inaugural fellowship cohort. Twice monthly 90-minute sessions will focus on both the development of practical teaching skills with structured opportunities for practice and feedback (CoMET Incubator) as well as the opportunity to design and implement a medical education-focused scholarly project (CoMET Think Tank). Sessions will be facilitated by some of the health system’s most gifted educators.
U-M Radiology Resident Program Director Janet Bailey and former Chief Residents Mike Ryan and Brett Mollard visited St. Paul Millennium Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in January, 2015 as part of a new University of Michigan - Ethiopia educational program. The U-M radiology residency program has become one of a few radiology residency programs in the country to develop a global health partnership with a foreign radiology program. While in Addis Ababa, Mike and Brett gave didactic and case-based lectures, reviewed interesting Addis Ababa cases at the workstation (ranging from invasive gallbladder carcinoma to TB enteritis), and visited with the Addis Ababa residents. Janet, on the other hand, was working with St. Paul Millennium Hospital Radiology Chair, Dr. Alex, to continue to help develop their new radiology residency program, seven months into its creation.
Andrew Trout, MD, former chief resident, traveled twice to Guatemala as a Michigan Radiology resident. Using a portable ultrasound unit, Andrew served as the ultrasonagrapher for his team of medical doctors. Thanks to his work, a host of medical conditions were diagnosed, such as choleycystitis and appendicitis, and sent for appropriate surgical treatment. We love to support residents who have a passion for global radiology!
Healthcare Administration Scholars Program
The Healthcare Administration Scholars Program is a voluntary education program designed for residents interested in pursuing healthcare administration as part of their medical career. The goal of the program is to prepare residents for leadership opportunities in healthcare administration. The 20 month program involves selected readings, didactic small group seminars, panel discussions, and an individual project related to an issue within healthcare administration. Explore the curriculum for more details.
- Zeeshaan Bhatti, MD
- Tania Rahman, MD
- Isaac Wang, MD
- Sarah Allgeier, MD, PhD
- Lin Hsu, MD
- Kushal Parikh, MD
- Nishant Patel, MD, MBA
- Timothy Alves, MD
- Elliot Dickerson, MD
- Kelsey Flynt, MD
- Mansoor Khan, MD
- Ben Mervak, MD
- Andreea Moore, MD
Michigan Radiology Quality Collaborative
This program seeks to develop future leaders capable of designing, implementing, analyzing, presenting, and publishing successful quality improvement ventures. Residents can apply for a specialized track where learn the basic principles of lean management and continuous quality improvement. During this track, they attend a Lean Healthcare course at the University of Michigan and complete the RSNA Advanced Level Quality Certificate. Following this fundamental knowledge, they identify a faculty mentor who supports the resident led projects. This work leads to local and national practice changes, meeting presentations and publications.
Radiology Innovation Program
The department of radiology encourages innovation and has a formal program to facilitate resident training and projects. The Biomedical Innovator’s Series is a four-day course that consists of interactive workshops led by biomedical commercialization experts to help student-led teams develop, prototype, test, and validate their innovation. The curriculum is listed below.
In addition, the department sponsors an “Innovation Challenge” that offers trainees and faculty the opportunity to compete to have their projects internally funded by a seed grant. The commitment to innovation is not only limited to the course and innovation challenge. Our Radiology Innovation Collaborative Committee and our entire faculty are committed to fostering an environment that thrives on innovation!
Part 1: Design Thinking & Identifying Unmet Needs
- Outline the design thinking approach to innovation
- Define an unmet medical need
- Ideate and prioritize potential solutions
- Test and validate the solution
Part 2: Value Proposition & Customer Discovery
- Learn the process of creating a value proposition & tips to be successful
- Identify critical stakeholders
- Develop compelling value propositions
- Test the value proposition through customer discovery
Part 3: Communicating Innovation & Practicing the Pitch
- Identify common tools for communicating innovation
- Develop a validated business case for the innovation
- Demonstrate presentation skills
Part 4: Commercialization Timelines & Milestones
- Understand high-level milestones for biomedical commercialization
- Review timelines by vertical: Health IT, Therapeutics, Device/Diagnostics
- Learn U-M and state/federal resources to move ideas forward
Residents are required to participate in at least one research project and encouraged to publish at least one paper during residency. As one of the top funded research campuses in the country, the University of Michigan offers abundant research opportunities.
Our faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized for their research in radiology. Through one-on-one training and formal teaching conferences, they guide residents through the process of project design, data collection, manuscript preparation, oral presentation, and publication. Radiology residents often win recognition for their presentations at national meetings.
In addition to expert faculty mentorship, residents in radiology research also enjoy:
- Access to professional statisticians, medical illustrators, and media staff to help prepare posters and electronic presentations
- Two weeks of dedicated clinical research time in both the second and third years of residency for all residents (a total of four weeks). Fourth year residents may opt for additional research time.
- Funding support, including travel reimbursement for presentations at conferences and national meetings ($1,500 per meeting)
- Plentiful basic and clinical research options, with elective time that can be dedicated to research.
- State-of-the art technology, including information and imaging retrieval support
- Support by the Program Director and Associate Program Director to help facilitate connections with faculty mentors as needed