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Curriculum

Mayo Clinic's Nuclear Radiology Fellowship Program is designed to provide an opportunity for radiology clinical and research training at the fellowship level.

Clinical Training

The 12-months of training are organized as follows:

General nuclear radiology including therapy 4 months
PET and PET/CT 3 months
Nuclear cardiology 3 months

Elective time to be 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

2 months

Didactic Training

Clinical conferences, seminars, small discussion groups, journal clubs and one-on-one instruction are all an integral part of the Nuclear Radiology Fellowship Program.

For example, you will:

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

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. You are expected to present the results at a national/international society meeting and/or publish the project in a peer-reviewed journal. Research presentation to the department at the end of the fellowship is also expected.

Career Development

You will meet periodically with various faculty members, administrators and the program director to discuss your career goals. Mayo Clinic recruits many of its staff physicians from its own training programs. Thus, when you successfully complete 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 your technical skills, your performance will be monitored carefully during the course of your fellowship. Progress will be measured using the core competencies as set forth by the ACGME. You will be evaluated formally by your supervising faculty member or program director on a quarterly basis. In addition, you will regularly evaluate the faculty to ensure that your educational needs are being met.

Call Frequency

Your call schedule will vary by individual rotation. Mayo Clinic follows the recommendations of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). In general, you will take six weeks of call during the second six months of your fellowship.

Teaching Opportunities

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

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