WEEKLY TEACHING SESSIONS
Each week, there are consultant led teaching sessions delivered by Dr David Salvage (Head and Neck radiologist, FRCR 2B Chief Examiner), Dr Emma Helbren (Gastrointestinal radiologist) and Dr Chris Rowland-Hill (Neuroradiologist) respectively. These are ''hot-seat'' type format, using interesting cases of different imaging modalities for registrars to present formally and work their way through.
The monthly journal club allows trainees to present their audits or research projects, as well as to critically appraise and discuss current published articles. This meeting is facilitated by a consultant to ensure the content delivered is relevant and up-to-date with current clinical practise. The journal club also serves as a platform for trainees to discuss about potential research topics and how to refine their projects.
EDUCATIONAL HALF DAYS
The Educational Half Days are scheduled on a 3-monthly basis (March, June, September, and December each year). Each meeting comprises of a specific theme, such as interventional radiology, breast imaging, gastrointestinal imaging, trauma, and so on. Topics include how to interpret a radiological examination and its common pitfalls, departmental audit or research projects, interesting cases, local and national guidelines, errors and medicolegal aspects. Additionally, this allows trainees to gain a further understanding into various subspecialties/ special interests in radiology, and helps them to decide on a specialty training to pursue.
The Hull-York Medical School (HYMS) had its first intake of students in September 2003. A considerable expansion in the number of academic staff has since taken place. The central role of imaging in medicine means that the undergraduate teaching increasingly takes place in the radiology departments.
The Radiology department in Hull has a close working relationship with HYMS and there is a regular teaching programme currently organised by Dr N Kennan.