Neuroradiology Fellowship Training
The Medical University of South Carolina offers a one-year ACGME accredited program in Neuroradiology. The program is currently approved for 3 fellowship positions. The goal of the fellowship is to provide trainees with the highest quality education in the field of neuroradiology, creating the next generation of highly competent professionals that will provide excellent care to patients. The Neuroradiology section consists of six faculty members certified by the American Board of Radiology in Diagnostic Radiology. Neuroradiology fellows assist the faculty in their mission of providing excellent patient care, teaching residents and medical students, and are given graded, supervised responsibilities in these tasks.
During the course of the fellowship, trainees receive comprehensive training in all aspects of neuroradiology, including pediatric neuroradiology, head and neck imaging, and advanced MRI techniques. In addition to imaging training, fellows receive training in imaging guided procedures, including lumbar puncture, myelography, spine pain management procedures, CT-guided biopsy, and neuroangiography. In the neuroradiology reading room, fellows work in an educational environment that promotes learning and experience. In 2013, we performed and interpreted approximately 17,500 CT studies (minimum of 1,500 per fellow are recommended by the ACGME) and 13,000 MRI studies (minimum of 1,500 recommended); 1,314 catheter-based angiographic procedures (minimum of 50 recommended) including diagnostic cerebral and spinal angiogram, endovascular treatment of acute stroke, stenting, angioplasty, embolization of cerebral aneurysms and arteriovenous malformation. In addition, we performed 784 fluoroscopically-guided spine procedures, including lumbar punctures, myelograms, and spine pain management procedures (minimum of 50 recommended), and 243 CT-guided spine procedures.
Fellows are encouraged to teach radiology residents at the workstation and are responsible for presenting monthly lectures and for leading one journal club discussion during the academic year. Our fellows actively participate in seven interdepartmental conferences on a weekly, biweekly or monthly basis. Fellows are involved in scholarly activities throughout the year. Submission of at least one abstract to the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) meeting is expected, followed by presentation of a scientific paper or exhibit at the meeting (if accepted).
Fellows are evaluated by the faculty on a quarterly basis on knowledge base, work effort, clinical performance, procedural skills, professional behavior, interpersonal relationships, teaching effort, and research activity. In addition, fellows are asked to evaluate the training program, as well as the individual faculty.
The Medical University of South Carolina has state-of-the-art equipment including three 3T MR scanners (2 clinical, 1 research, all on campus), four 1.5T MR scanners (3 on campus, 1 in Mount Pleasant), eight CT scanners (7 on campus, 1 in Mount Pleasant) including two dual-source CT scanners. The neuroradiology reading room will be renovated and expanded by July 2015 to accommodate seven PACS workstations.
The neuroradiology program participates in the NRMP match. More information on the match and dates can be found on the NRMP website. In addition to your application, we require that you submit a CV, personal statement, three letters of recommendation, copies of your USMLE transcripts, proof of graduation, and photo ID. If you are a foreign medical graduate, the University will sponsor a J1 visa. You will also need to send a copy of your current ECFMG. All applicants must have passed USMLE Step 3.
Department of Neuroradiology
c/o Judith Yost
96 Jonathan Lucas Street
Suite 210 CSB
Charleston, SC 29425
We are currently accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Neuroradiology Fellowship. Interviews will begin October 1, 2014. The due date for all applications is February 1, 2015.