In one fell swoop, a medical school in upstate New York has beefed up its radiology faculty by 35 radiologists. In the process, it’s done nothing less than relaunch a long-dormant residency program.
The move comes 10 years after the school—SUNY’s University at Buffalo—withdrew its residency program from the national accreditation process after several faculty members departed, according to an article published Sept. 12 by the school’s news office.
Now the university is bringing aboard the rad crew from a private practice, Great Lakes Medical Imaging (GLMI).
Kenneth D. Pearsen, MD, co-founder and former president of GLMI, has been named the new chair of the radiology department.
“Residency education is the primary pathway to securing the future of our specialty,” Pearsen says in the article, which states the school begins the residency application process this year with an eye on enrolling its first class of radiology residents in 2018.
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