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  • 1. Last Revised: August 20, 2010 University of Wisconsin Radiology Residency Training ProgramApplication & Selection a. Resident selection is through the Veterinary Intern/Resident Matching Program sponsored by the AAVC. For forms, contact that office at 614 228 6599; fax 614 228 1216; email gpkinginc@aol.com b. An internship or equivalent clinical experience is prerequisite. Selection is based on grades, professional experience and recommendations. c. Applicants must submit application form, college transcripts (including g.p.a. and class rank) and 3 letters of recommendation. d. Applications should be sent to the Chair, Department of Surgical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, 2015 Linden Dr., Madison, WI 53706. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants must return a completed Applicant Agreement form and a rank order list, along with application fee to VIRMP, 37 W. Broad St., Suite 480, Columbus, OH 43215. e. Application deadline to the matching service is on or about December 6.The University of Wisconsin – Madison is ranked 8th among the nations best public universities,with 41,000 students, 45 libraries containing 5.9 million volumes and set on 933 beautifullakefront acres in the center of the city, adjacent to a 1262 acre arboretum. UW ranks 5th amonguniversities in the amount of money spent on research and development and is 3rd in the numberof doctorates granted. The UW Medical School, a short walk from the veterinary campus, isranked in the top 2 percent of the nation’s major medical centers in 10 medical specialties. Theveterinary school is located within view of the largest of Madison’s lakes and adjacent to one ofthe University’s 2 large recreational facilities..
  • 2. Last Revised: August 20, 2010The CityMadison is also home to the seat of state government, providing an eclectic, energizedatmosphere. Madison offers both small town charm and a range of cultural and recreationalopportunities usually found in much larger cities. And, with four lakes and over 200 parks, it isone of the nations most scenic cities. It has one of the few free zoos in the nation. Madisonconsistently ranks as one of the top places in the country to live, work, go to school and play.Built on an isthmus in the midst of four glacial lakes, Madison offers an abundance of activitiesincluding sailing, fishing, swimming at thirteen area beaches, boating, dozens of public tenniscourts, hiking, biking, (one of the best bike towns in the country), ice skating, jogging andgolfing. Hunting, snowmobiling, skiing, sledding and canoeing are also popular.
  • 3. Last Revised: August 20, 2010ACVR Residency Training Program Application Form completed by the University ofWisconsin, resulting in our current ACVR Accreditation:II. Objectives: University of Wisconsin Radiology Residency Program The objectives of this training program are to prepare the resident for the ACVR board examination and subsequent academic appointment or private specialty practice. Program is also in compliance with requirements for the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging examination. Training is provided in small, large and exotic animal species and in research and publication.III. Training period: What is the total length of the training program in months? 48 If this is a 4 year program, during what year will the resident be eligible to take the ACVR Preliminary Exam? If the resident is not eligible to take the exam during the beginning of the 3rd year (September), please state the reason. September of year 3. What is the total duration of supervised clinical training in the program? 174 weeks What are the responsibilities of the resident in the remaining non-clinical portion of the program? Research, study and vacationIV. Direction and Supervision: Program Director: Who is the Director of Residency training? Chess Adams What percentage of this individual’s time is committed to clinical service and teaching of residents? 65
  • 4. Last Revised: August 20, 2010 Faculty: Please list the faculty diplomate of the program accepting PRIMARY responsibility for training in each of the following core areas: Roentgen diagnosis: Faculty: Adams Percentage clinical service: 65 Diagnostic ultrasound: Faculty: Forrest Percentage clinical service: 65 Computed Tomography Faculty: Drees Percentage clinical service: 70 Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Faculty: Drees Percentage clinical service: 70 Nuclear Medicine: Faculty: Forrest Percentage clinical service: 65 For each of the specialty colleges listed below please list at least two Diplomates of these colleges who can be expected to regularly interact with radiology residents: ACVIM Dr. Rebecca Stepien // ACVIM - Cardiology Dr. David Vail // ACVIM - Oncology ACVS Dr. Michael Livesey // ACVS - LA Dr. Susan Schaefer // ACVS - SA ACVP Dr. Richard R. Dubielzig // ACVP Dr. Howard Steinberg // ACVPV. Affiliation agreement: None required.VI. Facilities: Briefly describe how the program meets the facility requirements. The section of radiology has 3 small animal diagnostic radiology rooms. One of
  • 5. Last Revised: August 20, 2010 these rooms has an 800 mA tube with video fluoroscopy. The second has a 600 mA generator for routine radiography, plus a mobile C-arm for digital fluoroscopy and subtraction; suitable for angiocardiography. Our third small animal room for routine thorax and abdomen studies is equipped with a floating table and 400 mA high frequency generator. Separate rooms are dedicated to large animal diagnostic radiology and diagnostic ultrasonography. The large animal room has an 800 mA high frequency generator with a ceiling mounted motorized tube stand and integrated ceiling mounted cassette stand. A portable x- ray machine is available for in-stall and distal extremity radiography. Both small and large animal rooms are Eklin digital (DR), with Philips PACS and VetStar RIS, integrated with the HIS. Ultrasonography equipment includes real-time B-mode imaging with harmonics, all digital beam formers, multiple transducers and pulsed, power and color Doppler. Helical computed tomography and nuclear imaging suites are located adjacent to the rest of the imaging department. Nuclear imaging equipment consists of a 20” x 4.5” rectangular field of view gamma camera mounted on a specialized stand. The imaging equipment is connected to a computer, allowing dynamic imaging studies and analysis. Our 1.0 tesla MRI unit is in a modular building adjacent to the VMTH. Radiotherapy is provided by a cobalt isocentric teletherapy facility located in our hospital. Radioactive iodine therapy for hyperthyroid cats is also provided. Construction is well under way on our new tomotherapy suite within an addition being constructed at the SVM. Intent for completion is late 2010.VII. Clinical resources: Indicate the approximate number of patients seen annually by the home institution? 21,351 What is the annual imaging caseload? 8695 Indicate the approximate breakdown of the patient population according to species.
  • 6. Last Revised: August 20, 2010 Small animals (canine, feline) 7489 Large animals (equine and food animals) 863 Exotic animals 243 What is the approximate annual imaging caseload of the program in: Small Animal Radiology: 5324 Large Animal Radiology: 806 Abdominal Ultrasound: 1876 Computed Tomography: 494 Nuclear Medicine: 45 Magnetic Resonance Imaging: 218 Other (specify): Radiotherapy: 110VIII. Training content: What percentage of imaging reports are typically available within 48 hours after the examination is conducted in typewritten or electronic form? 95 Of the preliminary reports generated from the imaging caseload what percentage are initially produced by the resident? 80 What percentage of resident reports are reviewed by the imaging faculty prior to finalization of the report? 35 When preliminary resident reports are reviewed and edited by the imaging faculty responsible for training, what percentage of the time are two or more faculty present? 5
  • 7. Last Revised: August 20, 2010Clinical Assignment Estimated number of cases each resident experiences during 40 months of clinical assignmentsSmall Animal Radiology: Annual caseload/12 x mo. assigned = 5990Large Animal Radiology: 269Abdominal Ultrasound: 1876Computed Tomography: 185Nuclear Medicine: 10Magnetic Resonance Imaging: 50Elective (any of above) RO 9Required elective (specify): Echo 30Total 8410 Please indicate the course number and unit assignment residents are required to take to meet the educational objectives for formal instruction as outlined in the Essentials in the following: Topic Course number # of Lectures Radiobiology: 410 27 The Physics of: “Physics for Radiology Residents” (medical school): Diagnostic Radiology: no course # 27 Nuclear Medicine: 7 Ultrasonography: 4 CT: 5 MRI: 9IX. Research Environment: Over the last 5 years, what is the average number of peer reviewed publications, on which the IMAGING faculty listed under Direction and Supervision in IV above, are
  • 8. Last Revised: August 20, 2010 included as authors? 25 / 3 = 8.3 pubs per faculty What is the number of publications/submissions expected of a resident completing the program? 2 If this is an established program, what percentage of residents have made formal research presentations at the annual ACVR or equivalent national meeting? 100 Is an advanced degree a requirement of the training program? noX. Educational Environment: How many lectures or scientific presentations are expected of each resident during the course of their training? 6 to undergrads + 8 resident seminarsXI. Evaluation: During the program how often is resident performance evaluated in writing? 4XII. Teaching File: What is the nature and scope of the teaching file available to residents? Radiology files are maintained for students and residents. Additional radiology teaching sets, and patient file coding systems are in place to assist residents and faculty members for presentations or studying purposes of historical (hard copy) files. The coding system is conventional (by body part and condition). In addition, we keep an expanding file of current good digital image teaching cases, categorized, within the PACS teaching file system. Seminar and lecture presentations are stored electronically. How is it maintained/updated? First year resident assists in maintenance of this file. All residents contribute to the teaching file by recording teaching quality studies daily, which are maintained in an indexed digital file on the PACS. Resident seminars are filed in a share file on computer.XIII. Conferences: On average how many Known Case Conferences are conducted annually? 42XIV. Literature resources: What is the geographic relationship between the nearest medical library and the training program? 4 blocks
  • 9. Last Revised: August 20, 2010XV. Appendix: (a) Provide the pass rate for first time, second time, etc for both the preliminary and certifying exams for your residents for the past 5 years. Year 5 05 Year 4 06 Year 3 07 Year 2 08 Year 1 09 Passed X X X preliminary exam 1st time Passed prelim X X X nd exam 2 time Passed prelim X after 2nd time Passed X X certifying exam 1st time Passed X X certifying exam 2nd time Passed certifying exam after 2nd time Unsuccessful in all attemptsFourteen of 15 residents who have completed our residency are now board certified. Ten formerresidents have gone on to academic careers. In the past 4 years, 3 of our residents havesuccessfully competed for funding through the ACVR. (ACVR funds 1-3 resident projectsnationally, each year.) (b) Provide a clinical schedule for your resident(s). 1- 13- 17- 21- 29- 33- 37- 41- 45- 49- week: 4 5- 8 9-12 16 20 24 25-28 32 36 40 44 48 52 1 st y resident SA- SA- SA/ U- RES- SA- US - RES RESE LA/ CT- CT/S US - CT/ Clinics LA U LA SA EA A SA CT SP SA P SA SP Teaching: SA rad lectures an LA Rad an Radi Radi Radi Radi labs olog olog olog olog Classwork Radi Radi Radi Radi Rad Rad
  • 10. Last Revised: August 20, 2010 olog olog olog olog Phys Phys 2 nd y resident CT/S CT US- P- /S MR/ RESEA CT& ECHO CT/S LA/M MR/N MR/N Clinics P NM RCH RT U-SA /N-U CT&RT U-SA SA P R M M-US Teaching: /NM SA LA rad Rad Radio lectures an An log Radio labs log Nuc R Classwork Med Bio* R Bio R Bio 3 rd y resident SA U- LA/ MR- - Stud US - ELEC SP- Electiv LA/S CT/S Clinics US y SA T US U-SA e P U P-US SA SA SA Teaching: LA Rad Radio lectures SA rad an An log Radio labs log R Classwork Bio* R Bio R Bio Total: *R Bio offered alternate years - take once when yrs 1-3 offered US ELE Resea SA - 50 - Ech CT - SP - CT - rch - wks 34 o-2 12 11 6 10 Study - 4 RT (Va - MR - NM - ca - LA - 12 4 6 5 6) 4 th y resident MR /N LA/ UC SA/ SP- - SP- MR/CT RESE CT/ RES- RES - SA/M RES- LA/M SA - MR/N US- Clinics US US /SP AR MR MRCT US R-U M/CT R US M-US Res Teaching: SA rad lectures an LA Rad an Radio Radio Radio Radio labs log log log log Radio Radio Radio Radio Classwork log log log log Total: 4 t h yr U- SA - 4 14 RESEARCH -12 LA/SpProc/CT/MR/NM -22 (Vaca - 2)