HUP Residency - Special Resident Programs

Informatics is increasingly important within the radiology community. Residents in the Penn Radiology Residency program have the opportunity to participate in a new Informatics Fellowship during their fourth and fifth years in combination with other clinical fellowships within the department. The program consists of didactic lectures and small group discussions designed to provide critical training in the field of informatics. Topics include: database design and management; hardware, software and communications standards in imaging; basic scripting and application design; systems interoperability. In addition, participants critically evaluate and address the current challenges in imaging informatics and explore applications of imaging informatics techniques to issues of quality and safety. Academic time is given for participation in the weekly program and development and completion of informatics projects; support and mentorship are provided for publication and presentation of informatics-related work. In 2013-2014, we have 5 residents and 3 fellows in the program.