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Residency Tracks are optional curricula available to foster specific interests that a resident may have as they plan the next steps in their career. We offer tracks which are focused on education, research, informatics, and healthcare disparities. Each track has 4-6 required meetings throughout the year, where the resident will discuss progress on their projects as well as receive local and guest lectures to help achieve curriculum goals. Academic time is awarded to pursue the requirements of each track. More detailed information about each found below.

Clinician Educator Pathway:

• Designed for residents who are interested in pursuing an academic career with focus on education
• Goal: Resident develops teaching practicum which becomes a capstone project by graduation
• Attends faculty development sessions and occasionally specific guest lectures
• Curriculum material focuses on pursuit of an academic career focused on teaching with lectures on learning theory, coaching, leadership, lecture and teaching tool development, and academic portfolios 
• First consideration for nomination for special programs at national meetings and teaching opportunities

Research Pathway:

• Ideal for residents with strong desire to become clinician-researchers
• Goal: Completion of a well-defined project. A committed mentor, attainable milestones, and funding sources are required prior to acceptance.
• Introduction to academic radiology society course 
• May utilize R4 research electives 

Informatics Track:

• Dedicated curriculum for residents interested in design and application of imaging informatics
• Goal: Completion of Master of Science in Healthcare Informatics, customized to needs/desires of participant, and ability to sit for Certified Imaging Informatics Professional (CIIP) exam
• Can extend into fellowship for significant informatics interest or PhD training
• Participate in departmental informatics events and meetings

Global Radiology Track:

• Provide residents with fundamentals of addressing healthcare challenges in low resource environments, within the US and internationally
• Goal: Develop skills in collaborating with international radiology partners and explore how radiology fits into the broader field of global health. 
• Opportunities: Coordination of the UAB RAD-AID chapter, which has partner programs in Selma, AL and Africa. Hands on dictating studies for hospitals in Cameroon and Ethiopia through our PACS integration.  Participate in an on-site global radiology elective with one of our international radiology partners.  
• Protected time to participate in global health activities (RAD-AID certification, remote interpretations, etc)