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St. John's

Diagnostic Radiology

Memorial University of Newfoundland – Diagnostic Radiology – St. John’s
Program Director

Dr. Lisa Smyth

Program Administrator

Jennifer Collins

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Memorial University of Newfoundland – Diagnostic Radiology – St. John’s

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Resident Experience

Melissa Walsh
PGY-4
Collegiality between residents and staff, ability to get to know staff (and vice versa) due to our small program size, the ability to do as many procedures as you want due to the absence of fellows, and the friendliness of allied health staff (nurses, technologists, etc.) as well as the patient population (Newfoundlanders and Labradorians)
How personally invested staff are in the success of their residents, the collegiality of the current resident group, and the general support and understanding of staff and fellow co-residents when it comes to “bigger” life issues such as maternity/paternity leaves.
We are a small program with a high staff to resident ratio which fosters a particular kind of closeness between staff, residents, administrative staff, and allied health professionals that may not be found in larger programs. All of the staff are extremely approachable and genuinely interested to see you succeed. The culture amongst residents is similar: residents are generally supportive and interested in the success of each other and we have many resident-led initiatives in place to promote this (e.g., a resident-led weekly summer ER bootcamp in the summer to help prepare juniors for independent call. The online resident ER course offered by MUN was also created by one of our residents).
During the summer, I hike often (in St. John’s, the East Coast trail is in my backyard), rock climb at our local climbing gym as well as several fantastic outdoor locations that are within a half an hour of the city, and swim. I also spend a lot of time on the many decks at our downtown pedestrian mall and like visiting the new microbreweries that have been popping up in various rural communities across the province in recent years. In the winter, I cross country ski, snowshoe, and look forward to many of the winter festivals such as Merry and Bright at the Botanical Gardens.
We have two elected wellness representatives at the junior and senior levels that host a myriad of wellness activities throughout the year sponsored through a dedicated Wellness fund. Examples of these activities include group dinners and cross country skiing. We also hold a resident retreat each fall.
Our first radiology resident retreat at “The Doctor’s House” in Green Harbour, NL!
Collegiality between residents and staff, ability to get to know staff (and vice versa) due to our small program size, the ability to do as many procedures as you want due to the absence of fellows, and the friendliness of allied health staff (nurses, technologists, etc.) as well as the patient population (Newfoundlanders and Labradorians)

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