Additional learning opportunities
Students are expected to attend the weekly Radiology Forum lectures. This is a term-time lecture series delivered by internal and external speakers (many with international reputations) and covers all imaging topics. The lectures present an opportunity to hear about the latest research and developments in radiological practice from speakers from around the world. These lectures are attended by the radiology consultants and registrars, researchers and students, and anyone else with an interest in medical imaging.
Students are also likely to attend meetings and conferences outside Cambridge, including overseas, and they may have the opportunity to present a poster. There are radiology events and conferences around the world, including the major RSNA conference in Chicago every December and ISMRM conferences throughout the year in Europe and North America. Students are encouraged to attend at least one major radiology conference during their time in the Department.
Students with sponsorship may spend time away from Cambridge on a placement at a collaborating institution or a sponsoring R&D facility (recently a PhD student spent 3 months in the USA with GE, for example).
Throughout the year there will also be lectures and seminars to attend elsewhere in the Hospital, Clinical School and University and, as part of the Graduate School of Life Sciences, students will have access to several other courses to widen their experience and enable them to acquire additional practical skills.