Vascular & Interventional Radiology Fellowship

Mollie Atherton Meek, M.D., Program Director
Lacie Covington, Program Coordinator

Prerequisite: ABR-certified or eligible or ≥1 year ACGME-training and prior experience deemed suitable by the program director; USMLE Steps 1-3.

We offer clinical and didactic teaching of all IR procedures and interpretation, including consultation and patient management in a world class facility with the state’s only adult Level 1 Trauma Center, HHT Center of Excellence, and significant interventional oncology exposure. An elective rotation at Arkansas Children’s Hospital may be arranged, depending upon career interest of the fellow. As a teaching hospital, UAMS offers the latest IR procedures with state-of-the-art equipment and sophisticated imaging technology including:

  • Uterine fibroid embolization
  • Interventional oncology
  • Varicose vein treatment
  • Pain management
  • Blood clots, including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolisms
  • Infertility – male and female
  • Pelvic congestion syndrome
  • Portal hypertension, bleeding and ascites
  • Central venous access and port placement
  • Gastrostomy tube placement

Our one-year fellowship is fully accredited by the ACGME, participates in the NRMP Fellowship Match.

More information is available on the Fellowship Training page.

 

Fellowship Application Process

Vascular & Interventional Radiology Fellowship

Candidates for the 1-year Vascular & Interventional Radiology fellowship must meet all program-specific eligibility criteria. Qualified candidates should contact the National Resident Match Program (NRMP) to register for the match. General match information and the annual schedule are posted on the NRMP website. In addition to applying to the match, please follow the application process below.

Applications and supporting documents must be completed electronically through ERAS starting in December. The program director will consider all ERAS applications that include:

1. Completed application form
2. Personal statement
3. USMLE Transcript
4. Letters of recommendation from three clinical faculty, one must be from the residency program director.

If you are an international graduate, we request that you enter the country at least two weeks prior to the start of the fellowship in order to adequately process your appointment and complete all documentation required for you to begin the fellowship program on the approved start date.

 

The UAMS Department of Radiology welcomes applications from all qualified applicants

Candidates for ACGME-accredited programs must meet all program-specific eligibility criteria. You will not need a medical license while in the program, but the College of Medicine will not admit a resident/fellow that the Arkansas State Medical Board (ASMB) will not consider for an Arkansas license. (See Arkansas Medical Practices Act 17-95-401 through 17-95-407 on Licensing and Regulation 14 of the Regulations of the Arkansas State Medical Board.).

Before you interview with us, we ask you to become familiar with the terms, conditions and benefits of appointment and employment.

Notes to International Medical Graduates

We seek the most qualified residents and fellows, regardless of country of education. Some of our most outstanding residents and faculty are international medical graduates (IMGs). Because of the large number of applications and the difficulty of evaluating the records of IMGs, we can offer interviews only to those graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada who have a currently valid ECFMG certificate prior to appointment or a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in Arkansas and meet the eligibility requirements for the program.

If you are an international graduate, we request that you enter the country at least two weeks prior to the start of a residency or fellowship in order to adequately process your appointment and complete all documentation required for you to begin the program on the approved start date.

 

 

more information (From Fellowship Training-formerly under the IR tab)

Vascular/Interventional Radiology Fellowship Program

The Interventional Radiology Service offers a one-year fellowship that provides clinical experience in all areas of Vascular & Interventional Radiology, as well as didactic teaching and direct supervision of clinical patient management and the procedural, interpretive, and consultative aspects of the subspecialty. All vascular, digestive, and interventional procedures are performed in sufficient volume for the fellow to gain competence. Vascular and non-vascular interventional procedures are taught, including arteriography, venography, angioplasty and related percutaneous revascularization procedures, including stent placements, embolotherapy, transcatheter infusion therapy, intravascular foreign body removal, percutaneous inferior vena cava filter placement, percutaneous and transvascular imaging-guided biopsy, percutaneous gastrostomy, percutaneous nephrostomy, urethral stenting, other transcatheter genitourinary procedures for treatment of lithiasis, obstruction or fistula, percutaneous transhepatic and transcholecystic biliary procedures, percutaneous drainage for diagnosis and treatment of infections and other fluid collections, and imaging-guided ablation of neoplasms.

The program utilizes three major hospitals, the UAMS Medical Center, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. State-of-the-art equipment is available in all hospitals, and there are five procedures rooms with the most modern imaging technologies.

The teaching faculty includes full-time vascular and interventional radiologists, pediatric interventional radiologists, interventional neuroradiologists, a vascular surgeon with specialized training in endovascular techniques. The section is supported by advanced degree nurses and radiology physician’s assistants.

The faculty support scholarship on the part of the fellow, including teaching, research, writing, and participation in national meetings. Although primarily clinical, the fellowship provides ample time for clinical and/or basic investigation.

The fellowship is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and is approved for 2 fellows per program year. The program participates in the specialty matching services (SMS) and requires applicants other than internal candidates to participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Further information about the SMS can be accessed on the NRMP website.