The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Department of Radiology and the Abdominal Imaging and Intervention Section support a core curriculum for medical students, residents, and fellows.
The medical student program is a required 2-week core class for 3rd and 4th year medical students that involves didactic lectures and daily teaching at the “light-box.” Our section provides a large part of the medical student experience, and is actively involved with all aspects of medical student education. Fred T Lee Jr, MD is the faculty sponsor for the medical student Radiology Interest Group (RIG), comprised of medical students from all classes who have an interest in medical imaging.
Resident education is a core mission of the section, and includes a biennial lecture series that covers all aspects of abdominal radiology, an abdominal imaging “boot camp” designed to prepare residents for call duties, daily teaching on the clinical services, case conferences, a weekly section teaching conference, and an extensive boards review conference series. Radiology residents are an important part of our clinical service, and participate in all aspects of patient care in abdominal radiology. In addition, the residency program director (David Kim, MD), two of the associate program directors (Drs. Timothy J Ziemlewicz, MD and Jessica Robbins, MD), and the chair of the residency selection committee (Jessica Robbins, MD) are abdominal radiology faculty.
The abdominal imaging and intervention fellowship program is designed to produce the next generation of leaders in abdominal radiology. Graduates of our program populate leadership positions in both academic and private departments nationwide. The fellowship not only provides a broad experience in all of the typical aspects of abdominal and body imaging, but also provides experiences not generally available in most other abdominal imaging fellowships. These include an extensive exposure to advanced interventional procedures (US and CT-guided abdominal and lung biopsies, image-guided tumor ablation, intraoperative ultrasound, fluid drainages and others) and the opportunity to be a part of the largest single-center screening virtual colonoscopy program in the world.