Dr. Jana Taylor
The Department of Diagnostic Radiology at McGill University is one of the oldest departments in North America. Our residency training program has a longstanding commitment to excellence in patient care, educational activities, and resident research.
Residents benefit from a comprehensive and flexible curriculum that includes weekly core teachings, Resident-led lecture series, special-topic Grand Rounds, as well as opportunities to travel for training via programs such as the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology (AIRP) in the U.S. Our teaching program is robust; our staff consider resident teaching to be of utmost importance with the goal of preparing our trainees for either academic or community practice.
All residents are required to participate in at least one research project during their residency. The aim of implementation of research as an integral part of residency is the development of objectivity and critical appraisal in reviewing the literature. The experience achieved through writing protocols, collection of data, and the final writing of the manuscript will give the resident better insight about the new information in the radiology literature.
Our residents will demonstrate exceptional clinical and interpersonal skills. This is achieved through both on and off site initiatives. The Department regroups in 3 institutions, the McGill University Health Centers, the Jewish General Hospital, and St. Mary’s hospital with 60 faculty members and 25 fellows. This allows a wide breath of hands-on learning experiences for each resident in varying environments with different staff members. We encourage a healthy work-life balance and support resident participation in non-medical pursuits. This includes faculty-wide luncheons, summer BBQs, WELL office initiatives, and Resident-led extra-curricular activities.