Body MRI Fellowship

Tarun Pandey, M.D., FRCR, Program Director
Lacie Covington, Program Coordinator

We are currently taking applications for a 2018-19 Body MRI Fellowship position. If you are interested in applying for our fellowship program, please visit Fellowship Application Process.

Prerequisites: ABR-certified or eligible or 3 years ACGME-training and prior experience deemed suitable by the program director; USMLE Steps1-3

This one-year fellowship provides comprehensive training in musculoskeletal (MSK), body MRI, and cardiac imaging. The fellow participates daily in review of body and MSK MRI studies, active supervision of clinical services, protocols and monitoring of studies, consultations with referring physicians, teaching residents, MSK CT, MRI arthrography and cardiac and coronary CTA. Training is entirely at the UAMS Medical Center using state-of-the-art high field strength MRI scanners. Teleradiology readings are done for multiple open magnets, giving the fellow exposure to private practice imaging.

Conferences include daily case review, MRI case conference and MRI Journal Club (alternating weekly), and several interdisciplinary case conferences throughout the week. Participation in interdisciplinary conferences is expected, and there is ample opportunity for participation in active on-going MRI research.

The fellow will be required to have an Arkansas state medical license and must be granted hospital privileges prior to beginning the fellowship. The fellow will take body imaging call [and will share the body call pool].

 

 

Neuroradiology Fellowship

Rudy Van Hemert, 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.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Department of Radiology offers a one-year ACGME-accredited neuroradiology fellowship. We participate in the neuroradiology fellowship match administered by the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) and will have one position in the 2018 match (starting July 2019).  We will accept applications in advance of the Match open date.

In additional to general neuroradiology, fellows will rotate through pediatric neuroradiology at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and Interventional Neuroradiology at UAMS. Interventional experience includes participation in acute stroke intervention, neurovascular interventions, and image-guided spine procedures. Training will include the opportunity to participate in a variety of multi-disciplinary conferences and thus interact with our clinical colleagues from neurology, neurosurgery, ENT, etc. Fellows are expected to participate in divisional and multi-disciplinary journal clubs.

Our neuroradiology division consists of 5 full-time neuroradiologists and 2 additional faculty members that share time between our division and Arkansas Children’s Hospital/VA. The neurointerventional division includes 3 full-time, radiology-trained faculty members. All faculty within the diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology divisions are fellowship trained. Our division provides service for affiliated hospitals with a combined 1,200 beds and the state’s only Level 1 Trauma Center. UAMS is the state’s hub of stroke care and intervention and also boasts world-renowned programs in myeloma and neurosurgery.

Scholarly activity, including involvement in research, is strongly encouraged. Fellows are provided with academic time intended to facilitate preparation of abstracts for national neuroradiology meetings. Presentation at the ASNR is encouraged and subsidized by the department.

Given the broad scope of neuroradiology, additional training beyond this year may be desired. Trainees electing and chosen for and successfully completing a second year of fellowship training are eligible for senior membership in the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR). Our program participates in the specialty matching services (SMS) and requires applicants to participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

 

 

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.

 

Vascular & Interventional Radiology Fellowship Application Process

More information is available on the Fellowship Training page.

 

Pediatric Radiology Fellowship

Raghu Ramakrishnaiah, MBBS, 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.

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

One-year ACGME accredited fellowship at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH), a 316-bed tertiary care regional referral center and teaching hospital with an emphasis on research. ACH is the state’s only Pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center and one of the finest and largest children’s hospitals in the nation. Flexibility in rotations is tailored to the fellow’s interests, and training in all aspects of pediatric imaging is provided, including computed radiography, digital fluoroscopy, neonatal and fetal imaging, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, interventional radiology, angiography, cardiac imaging, ultrasound, CT, MRI (including MR angiography and spectroscopy) and bone densitometry.

Teaching faculty includes 14 board certified fellowship trained radiologists representing all subspecialties, all having obtained or eligible for Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ). Ample research opportunities are available, with the expectation of one academic project during the course of the fellowship. A new learning center provides office space, computer access, and PACS for study, lecture preparation, and imaging consultation. The fellow participates in numerous intra- and interdepartmental conferences. We accept one fellow per year.

 

Breast Imaging Radiology Fellowship

Gwendolyn Bryant-Smith, 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.

One-year fellowship with single clinical rotation in the UAMS Breast Center, encompassing the complete spectrum of breast imaging: digital diagnostic and screening mammography with computer aided detection (CAD), breast ultrasound, needle localization, cyst aspiration, core biopsy (stereotactic, MRI and ultrasound guided), and breast MRI. The fellow is part of a multidisciplinary team of breast surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists and plastic surgeons. All surgical and complicated cases are reviewed with this group at a weekly multi-disciplinary breast conference.