Diagnostic Radiology

The McGill University Department of Diagnostic Radiology offers a fully integrated clinical training program involving the departments of radiology at the Montreal Children's, Montreal General, Montreal Neurological, Royal Victoria and the Sir M. B. Davis/Jewish General Hospitals. The program is designed to prepare trainees for specialty examinations of the Collège des médecins, the Royal College and the American Board of Radiology.

The Collège des médecins and the Royal College require five years of specialty training, including one year of combined internal medicine and general surgery rotations during the first year of training.  After the first 11 blocks of this year, the resident takes the mandatory epidemiology courses offered in May (+606C - Clinical Epidemiology), simultaneously with an introduction to radiology elective in block 12 & 13.

Core training in diagnostic radiology begins at one of the three general hospitals (Sir M. B. Davis - Jewish General, Montreal General and Royal Victoria Hospitals). Training will include CT scanning, ultrasound, respiratory, musculoskeletal, mammography, gastrointestinal and biliary, genito-urinary, cardiovascular and interventional radiology, neuroradiology, magnetic resonance and pediatric radiology.

Nine (9) months will be spent doing rotations at each of the adult hospitals, as well as 4 months at the Montreal Children's Hospital. This not only provides an opportunity to view a wider variety of techniques and procedures but leads to a more integrated McGill program.

The dictum "learning while doing" has a particular application to diagnostic radiology. It is anticipated that a significant percentage of the resident's time will involve performance of radiological procedures, interpretation and reporting of roentgenograms and consultation with colleagues in other specialties. Clinical or basic research activity is required and the resident must prepare one research paper for publication during the five years of training.

Daily and weekly lectures, conferences and seminars by members of the department and visiting professors from other universities form an integral part of the teaching and training program.

All teaching sites are fully digital, with modern PACS systems.

Applications are encouraged from fourth-year Canadian medical students through the CaRMS Match.

Requests for further information or application forms should be directed to:

Dr Jana Taylor, Program Director
c/o Administrative Coordinator
Diagnostic Radiology Training Program
Montreal General Hospital
1650 Cedar Avenue, Room C5 118
Montreal, QC H3G 1A4
T: 514.934.8084
F: 514.934.8263

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This page was last edited on 22 April, 2015