Neuroradiology Fellowship Training
The division of diagnostic neuroradiology offers three fellowships per year. The small size of the program allows for flexibility in meeting the educational needs of our trainees.
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. These trainees will assist the faculty in their mission of enhancing patient care, research and teaching and will be given graded, supervised responsibilities in these tasks.
During the one year fellowship, rotations will include:
- Equivalent of 6 months Neuro-Cross-sectional imaging (CT and MR, including CT and MR perfusion, CTA, MRA, MR spectroscopy, functional MRI and diffusion tensor imaging)
- 4 months procedures (myelography, angiography, CT-guided biopsies and therapeutic endovascular and spinal interventions)
- 1 month miscellaneous neuro-imaging (predominantly PET/CT and other nuclear medicine imaging)
- 1 month research
Fellows are evaluated on a quarterly basis from the faculty on knowledge base, work effort, clinical performance, procedural skills, professional behavior, interpersonal relationships, teaching effort, and research activity. In addition, fellows will be asked to evaluate the training program as well as the individual faculty.
Over the past year we performed and interpreted 15,535 CT studies (minimum of 1,500 per fellow are recommended by ACGME) and 9,514 MRI studies (minimum of 1,500 recommended); 911 catheter-based angiographic procedures (minimum of 50 recommended) and 170 microcatheter procedures for embolisation/stenting/angioplasty, including endovascular treatment of acute stroke and cerebral aneurysms. There were 275 myelograms (minimum of 50 recommended), hundreds of PET-CT studies and multiple CT-guided biopsies.
Additional MRI and CT scanners have been installed in the new hospital; there are two new state-of-the art 3T MR scanners (1 clinical, 1 research) and dual source and 128-slice CT scanners; a second biplane digital substraction angiography room is planned for the next year. The number of studies performed has been continuously increasing (by over 13% during the past year) and the neuroradiology reading room has been recently renovated and expanded to accommodate 5 PACS workstations.
Our fellow actively participates in 7 interdepartmental conferences on a weekly, biweekly or monthly basis and is involved in research projects. Submission of at least one abstract for the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) meeting is expected, followed by presentation at the meeting (if accepted). We closely collaborate with our CT and MR physicist as well with our colleagues in other specialities. The faculty are academically very active, during the last academic year there were 9 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 9 presentations at national and international meetings, 3 review articles, 4 book chapters, and 4 invited talks at national and international meetings. Our research fellow has won the Outstanding Presentation Award for Spine at the last ASNR annual meeting.
The neuroradiology program will be participating 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 personal statement, 3 letters of recommendation, copies of you USMLE transcripts and American Board of Radiology exam information/documentation. 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.
Our next Neuroradiology fellowship opening is for July 2014. Please submit applications by March 2, 2014
If you have questions about the fellowship or to submit an application, contact Tina Rapstine at 843-792-7179 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
MUSC Radiology Fellowship Application *(Microsoft Word Format) Application DUE DATE IS March 29, 2013.