Welcome from our Program Director

Kristina Siddall, MD

Kristina Siddall, MD

Thank you for your interest in the Aventura Hospital and Medical Center (AHMC) Diagnostic Radiology Residency Training Program in Aventura, Florida. We are very excited to announce our initial accreditation by Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education!

AHMC Diagnostic Radiology is a four-year training program culminating in candidates who will be eligible for certification by the American Board of Radiology. Each year, we will accept 5 new residents for a total resident complement of 20. Candidates may choose between advanced (PGY-2) and categorical (PGY-1) positions.

The mission of the program is to provide an exceptional, supportive and collegial environment for the clinical training of our future radiology colleagues, with a focus on compassion and teamwork and the highest-quality service to our referring clinicians and to our patients and their families. Our vision is to create leaders in the field of radiology, be a role model for best practices in diagnostic radiology education, and be recognized as one of country's best community hospital-based residency programs.

We strive for both academic and professional excellence and are committed to a comprehensive education in all aspects of imaging — through rigorous clinical experience, daily didactic and case-based instruction, participation in interdepartmental conferences and the use of innovative teaching methods such as simulation and flipped classrooms. AHMC and our integrated institutions, Kendall Regional Medical Center and Plantation General Hospital, provide an educational environment highlighted by 21 fellowship-trained attendings and a diverse case volume of over 400,000 radiologic exams performed annually.

The program offers exposure to all modalities of medical imaging and all radiology subspecialties including mammography and breast imaging, nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, cardiothoracic imaging, pediatric radiology, and interventional and therapeutic radiology. The program includes in-person instruction in radiation physics, radiation protection, and radiation biology. 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. We also stress understanding the socioeconomic context for the practice of radiology and fostering interdisciplinary relationships and collaboration with healthcare leaders.

We assign rotations at levels of increasing sophistication and experience. Appropriate responsibilities are available for procedures, imaging study interpretations, teaching and consultation as the resident progresses through the training years. 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.

Although our primary goal is to train outstanding clinical radiologists, research and practice quality improvement are fundamental components of our program. All trainees are encouraged and given the opportunity to participate in scholarly activities, both inside the participating radiology departments and at the state, regional, national and/or international levels. Our Graduate Medical Education Research Institute members are available to facilitate resident and faculty research and assist with projects across all disciplines at the institutions.

Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our program. Good luck as you pursue a career in radiology!

With warm regards,
Kristina Siddall, MD
Program Director