During your time as a Resident in the Radiology Residency Program at
Bryn Mawr Hospital, you will gain a broad yet thorough exposure to all
aspects of diagnostic and interventional radiology. This includes
experience in all of the imaging modalities including Body CT/MRI,
Neuroradiology, Plain Films, Nuclear Medicine,
Gastrointestinal/Fluoroscopic Imaging, Mammography, Interventional
Radiology, Cardiac Imaging, Body/Obstetrical Ultrasound, and Pediatric
Imaging. In addition, residents will spend time on a Trauma/ER
Imaging rotation during their second, third, and fourth years.
Dedicated Radiologic Physics instruction is also provided in house
annually by a radiology physicist. During their third year, residents
will also spend four weeks near Washington, DC, attending the
world-renowned lecture series by the American Institute of Radiology and
Pathology (AIRP, formerly AFIP), where they will benefit from lectures
and seminars by the world’s experts in radiology.
The first three years of training will consist of clinical rotations in
all radiology subspecialties, providing a strong background in every
aspect of radiology and ensuring the residents success in the “Core
Exam” at the end of their third year. Rotations during these years
will be in 4 week blocks to optimize deep learning in each subject.
The fourth year will be a focused year or “mini” fellowship experience
with up to 5 months of training in a single subspecialty. Portions of
this year can also be used to perform research and scholarly activity.
The size and flexibility of our program allows each resident to
individually design their fourth year of training with the program
director and chief resident.
At Bryn Mawr, we believe that call is an invaluable and irreplaceable
educational experience within a Radiology Residency training program.
Although call often feels like a “service” duty rather than an
educational benefit, we firmly believe that the forced decision making
and problem solving skills along with the pressures of high volumes and
time constraints pushes residents beyond their comfort zone and produces
graduating residents prepared for the pressures and demands of an
academic or private practice radiology career. Although call
experience is extremely important, we respect residents’ need for rest
and time off. We fully comply with the 80 hour work week and
residents typically average 60-65 hours per week when on call.
First year residents do not take day or night call until October of
their first year and do not take any overnight call until June of their
first year (11 months into training), which is supervised by a senior
resident. Beginning in October, first year residents will take
call from 8AM – 12PM (4hours) on Saturday and Sunday with an attending,
on average every 5th weekend. In May and June, first year residents will
participate in “buddy call” with a senior resident to familiarize them
with call policies, procedures, and volume.
Call for second, third, and fourth year residents will consist of
consecutive 2 week blocks of night float or short call. Each resident
will complete 2 blocks of both short call and night float yearly in
their second, third, and fourth years. They will also cover
approximately 4 additional weekend short call and night float shifts
throughout each year.
Short call (Weekday)
Monday through Friday 12PM (noon) – 8PM
Night Float (Weekday)
Sunday through Thursday 8PM – 8AM
Short call (Weekend)
Saturday and Sunday 8AM – 8PM
Night Float (Weekend)
Friday and Saturday 8PM – 8AM
First year residents must have a minimum of 12 months of training in
diagnostic radiology prior to independent on-call responsibilities as
per ACGME and ABR requirements. All residents have faculty backup at all
times when taking night or weekend call. Teleradiology consultation
services are also available to our on-call residents.
Research is an integral part of the program, and residents complete at
least one research project during their residency. Publication and/or
presentation of the project at a scientific meeting is strongly
encouraged. If a resident presents at a national meeting, expenses are
paid by the program. Guidance is provided by departmental faculty or the
resident may choose to do a project with a radiologist from another
institution. There are also dedicated Phds and statisticians
available to assist with project design, data interpretation and
analysis, and publication editing and submission.
Connect with MLH
Bryn Mawr Hospital Radiology Residency
Bryn Mawr Hospital
130 South Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.