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Welcome from our Program Director
Welcome to Aventura Hospital and Medical Center's Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program!
The Aventura Hospital and Medica Center's Diagnostic Radiology Residency program’s mission is to develop the next generation of physicians and physician leaders. As a part of HCA Healthcare, we are driven by a single mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.
This program is designed to offer residents a rewarding, educational environment where residents are provided individualized learning opportunities by faculty and staff who support and sustain one another throughout quality care delivery. Our faculty are committed to ensuring the residents' clinical experience and educational needs are fulfilled while expanding residents’ perspectives to be inclusive of cultures, values, and ideals.
Aventura Hospital and Medical Center's Diagnostic Radiology Residency is a four-year training program culminating in candidates who will be eligible for certification by the American Board of Radiology.
Each year, we accept five new residents for a total complement of 20. Candidates may choose between advanced (PGY-2) and categorical (PGY-1) positions.
Aventura Hospital and Medical Center and our integrated institutions, Kendall Regional Medical Center and Plantation General Hospital, provide an educational environment highlighted by 26 fellowship-trained attendings.
The program offers exposure to all medical imaging modalities and all radiology subspecialties, stemming from a diverse case volume of over 500,000 radiologic exams and 7,000 annual interventional procedures.
We assign rotations at levels of increasing sophistication and experience. Successful completion of our program will enable the trainee to independently perform and interpret diagnostic imaging studies to the highest standards of safety, quality and accuracy.
The resident will also gain real-world experience in a private practice setting.
Educational facilities include newly-designed reading rooms at each of the participating sites equipped with individual PACS workstations and ergonomic sit-stand desks.
Residents attend daily conferences in-person or via state-of-the-art videoconferencing systems at each hospital.
The annual didactic lecture curriculum is designed to prepare residents for clinical practice and passing the American Board of Radiology's Core exam.
The program offers in-person biweekly instruction in radiation physics, radiation protection, and radiation biology starting in the R1 year.
During their PGY-4/R-3 year, all residents attend the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology course, which complements the radiologic pathology education in our program.
Although our main objective is to train exceptional clinical radiologists, we consider research, teaching, and practice quality improvement to be fundamental components of our training program.
All trainees are required to participate in research activities, and dedicated time and funding are given to facilitate participation. Residents and faculty have presented their work at state, regional, national and international levels.
Because one of the goals of the program is to improve patient outcomes, each resident is also required to complete a practice quality improvement project. Several opportunities for teaching and consultation are also available.
We also stress understanding the socioeconomic context for the practice of radiology and fostering interdisciplinary relationships and collaboration with healthcare leaders.
Get to Know the Team
Brett McKeon, MD, Program Director