For most rotations, the residents' workday begins at 8 a.m. and ends around 5 p.m. Our residents enjoy a collegial work environment with fellow residents and faculty. We have a culture of teamwork and are supportive of each other whether through sharing study materials, assisting with the daily workload, or making call switches if the need ever arises.
Many residents form study groups to prepare for overnight call or for board examinations. For example, a tradition during the R1 year is the "Brant and Helms Club," in which residents encourage each other to read and review introductory radiology materials.
Emory has a long tradition of camaraderie among resident classes, both at and outside of work. Social activities include resident-run happy hours in fun Atlanta locations such as Virginia Highlands, Little Five Points or Midtown, poker nights, trivia nights, and playing in a local softball league. Residents also have an annual weekend retreat (typically in September) at nearby Lake Lanier, where opportunities for hiking and water sports abound.
Departmental Social Activities
Aside from these resident bonding activities, the Emory Radiology Department sponsors several annual events, which bring trainees, faculty and staff together. Every year the Radiology Department sponsors a barbeque in July to welcome new fellows and residents, a holiday party in December, and a graduation celebration at the end of the academic year. Additionally, the Department sponsors an annual reception for Emory residents, faculty and alumni at RSNA in Chicago. Another recent event was our Radiology Golf Tournament and Fall Picnic at nearby Stone Mountain Park.