It is my pleasure as Chair to welcome you to the website of the Department of Diagnostic Imaging at Memorial University. The faculty at Memorial are engaged with a wide range of subspecialty interests. All have done advanced training at other national and international sites, bringing expertise back to the department. Because of the smaller size of our program, there is close interaction between the faculty and residents. We currently do not have an active Fellowship program, which, in fact, is beneficial to the residents who are exposed to a wider number of procedures and more advanced teaching.
The main portion of the residency program takes place in St. John’s between the General Hospital/St. Clare’s Hospital and Janeway Hospital sites. We also have an excellent rural rotation in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, and there are further elective opportunities that can be availed of by our residents.
In the past number of years equipment acquisition has been active and is currently up to date. Construction is well underway for the new Molecular Imaging Facility which will house a local cyclotron and state of the art PET/CT scanner. We anticipate it will be in operation in the Spring of 2016.
Residents that have trained at Memorial are working throughout North America predominantly, and report that their training and grounding has prepared them well for the future.
Please peruse the website and I hope it provides you with adequate information on our department, discipline, residency program and St. John’s. We welcome any suggestions.
The Diagnostic Radiology program is split mainly between three teaching hospitals: The General Hospital, St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital, and the Janeway Child Health Centre.
The Residency Training Program consists of five years, and residents rotate through all three teaching hospitals during their training. All of the Royal College requirements are met. The program enrolment is between 14 and 17 residents with 3-4 in each year at any one time. There are 35 teaching faculty located throughout our three teaching hospitals and other faculty in centres throughout Newfoundland. The resident/faculty ratio is 14:35. Rotations include GI radiology, GU radiology, chest radiology, skeletal radiology, neuroradiology, interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, body imaging - includes CT and MR imaging, ultrasound, pediatric radiology, mammography, emergency and four months elective time in their fourth and fifth years. All residents have equal rotation schedules spread throughout their training.