Curriculum

Clinical training

The 12 months of training includes these rotations:

Rotation Length
*Time is devoted to a combination of additional clinical rotations and research scholarly activity at the discretion of the fellow in consultation with the fellowship program director.
General nuclear radiology including therapy 4 months
PET and PET/CT 3 months
Nuclear cardiology 3 months
Electives* 2 months

Call frequency

The fellowship call schedule is different for each rotation. Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science follows the recommendations of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). In general, fellows take six weeks of call during the second six months of the fellowship.

Research training

Involvement in a research project is required during the fellowship. You should identify a topic and mentor during the first quarter of the fellowship. Fellows are expected to present the results at a national or international society meeting or publish the project in a peer-reviewed journal, or both. Research presentation to the department at the end of the fellowship also is expected.

Didactic training

Clinical conferences, seminars, small discussion groups, journal clubs and one-on-one instruction are integral parts of this fellowship.

Conferences

As part of this program, you are expected to:

  • Attend departmental meetings and conferences
  • Develop and make presentations at departmental conferences
  • Attend conferences at research facilities
  • Prepare papers for presentation at research conferences

Teaching opportunities

You have the opportunity to teach students from Mayo Clinic School of Medicine and visiting students from other medical schools through daily clinical work and formal didactic lectures.

Career development

Fellows meet periodically with various faculty members, administrators and the program director to discuss their career goals. Mayo Clinic recruits many of its staff physicians from its own training programs. After successfully completing a radiology fellowship program, job opportunities may be available at one of Mayo Clinic's group practices.

Evaluation

To ensure that you acquire adequate knowledge and develop the appropriate technical skills to meet program expectations, performance is monitored carefully throughout the Nuclear Radiology Fellowship. Progress is measured using the core competencies as set forth by the ACGME. You are evaluated formally by supervising faculty members on a quarterly basis. In addition, you evaluate the faculty to confirm that your educational needs are being met.

March 17, 2017