HUP Residency - Special Resident Programs

The HTBAR Program ("How to be an Academic Radiologist") is designed to help residents develop research skills, identify mentors and initiate research projects while gaining further insight into the diverse array of possible career paths within the field of academic radiology. Residents participate in small group sessions with guest speakers and attend didactic sessions focused on research methodology and potential applications. Residents are also introduced to an array of leadership, advocacy and educational opportunities. Focused writing workshops address strategies for writing high impact publications while additional small group sessions explore funding sources in radiology and how to navigate the grant application process. Resident research opportunities range from nuclear medicine, neuroradiology, interventional radiology, cardiovascular imaging, MRI high-speed imaging applications, CT radiation dose reduction, quality and safety, health policy and advocacy, informatics, and international outreach, among many others.

The HTBAR program is structured as two one-week blocks during which residents are excused from their regular rotations in order to participate. Throughout HTBAR, residents receive additional academic time to meet with mentors, develop research projects and explore other collaborative educational and leadership opportunities.