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Goals and Objectives

The goal of the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Training Program at Mt. Sinai St. Luke's-Roovesvelt is to train, in the spirit of collegiality, well-rounded, highly-competent diagnostic radiologists. Training focuses on excellence in clinical care, patient safety, interpersonal skills, shared learning, research, and teaching - while fostering individual interests and talents. The 48-month program leads to eligibility for examination and certification by the American Board of Radiology.

In the language of the ACGME here are our program "Competency Based Goals and Objectives":

Patient Care

  • To produce radiologists that provide patient care through safe, efficient, appropriately utilized, quality-controlled diagnostic and/or interventional radiology techniques and effectively communicate results to the referring physician and/or other appropriate individuals in a timely manner. Our residents learn how to provide a meaningful contribution to patient care. 

Medical Knowledge

  • To acquire and synthesize medical knowledge in all Radiology subspecialties, using an organized approach.
  • To engage in continuous learning and apply appropriate state of the art diagnostic and/or interventional radiology techniques to meet the imaging needs of patients, referring physicians, and the health care system.


  • To commit to high standards of professional conduct, demonstrating altruism, compassion, honesty and integrity. 
  • To follow principles of ethics and confidentiality and consider religious, ethnic, gender, educational and other differences in interacting with patients and members of the health care team.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

  • To communicate effectively with patients, colleagues, referring physicians and members of the health care team concerning imaging appropriateness, informed consent, safety issues, and results of imaging tests or procedures. 
Practice Based Learning and Improvement
  • To develop the habits of life long learning and improvement through an understanding of the performance improvement process, journal reading and analysis, and research methods and performance.
  • Systems Based Practice

    • To understand how the components of the local and national healthcare system function interdependently and how changes to improve the system involve group and individual efforts.
    • To optimize coordination of patient care both within one’s own practice and within the healthcare system.
    • To consult with other healthcare professionals, and educate healthcare consumers, regarding the most appropriate utilization of imaging resources.
    As required by the ACGME these are our Goals and Objectives by year in the program: