Department of Radiology

2nd Annual Preparing for Call Course- August 16-18, 2019

2nd Annual Preparing for Call Course- August 16-18, 2019

Course Description and Target Audience

This 2.5 day course is to provide a review of essential and pertinent material geared towards junior radiology residents preparing for call. Using a combination of interactive case-based lectures and immersive case-based on-call scenarios in our Simulation Centre, we aim to address the medical expert and non-medical expert CanMeds roles by covering the important don’t-miss diagnoses and useful algorithms in all major systems. The course will also cover important concepts including protocolling, effective consultation and communication, handy tips about maximizing the yield of your studying, improving time management,and dealing with stress. 


  • Interactive case-based lectures highlighting don’t-miss diagnoses and useful algorithms in all major systems
  • Scenario-based immersive on-call simulation experience (open for PGY2 residents only)
  • Useful tips for improving your effectiveness as a consultant on call, managing time and preventing burnout!  

 Target Audience:

Junior Radiology Residents as well as interested senior medical students or any other trainees who may find this practical ( working foreign trained radiologists looking for a basic review) 

Overall Course Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize and assess the significance of key imaging findings encountered in common on-call presentations
  • Make appropriate recommendations to optimize patient care in the setting of acute imaging pathologies. 
  • Explore strategies to avoid burnout and maintain a productive work and personal life throughout your training

Simulation Component (for PGY 2's only)

Simulation rooms at the University of Ottawa, Roger Guindon Hall will be used to provide a series of mock interactive scenarios emphasizing and reinforcing multiple facets of the on call-experience. It will consist of a circuit of  stations, each approximatly10 minutes long, including built- in time for on the spot feedback, with additional rest stations. Each station will have a sheet provided at the end summarizing valuable take-home points. Timings for these sessions will be provided upon arrival at the course

NOTE: Space is limited for the SIM sessions. For  PGY 2s only.