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Curriculum

Mayo Clinic's Radiology Informatics Fellowship is designed to provide an opportunity for radiology clinical and research training at the fellowship level. You will progress from participation in existing research programs within the department to formulation of an original program of investigation. The specific timetable for this progression depends on your prior experience.

During this fellowship you will receive advanced training in all aspects of radiology technology in both outpatient and hospital radiology settings. This can occasionally be combined with traditional imaging-focused fellowships, if both fellowship programs are amenable.

Clinical Training
Image Processing, 3D, and CAD 2 months

PACS/RIS Systems

  • RIS basics
  • PACS basics
  • Archiving
  • IHE
  • Image Compression
4 months

Teleradiology

1 months
Electives & Projects 5 months

Off-site Rotations

During the Teleradiology rotation, you may spend time at Mayo Clinic Florida, Mayo Clinic Arizona, or a Mayo Health System site.

Didactic Training

Clinical conferences, seminars, small discussion groups, journal clubs and one-on-one instruction are all an integral part of the Radiology Informatics Fellowship Program. For example, you will:

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

Research Training

Research opportunities at Mayo Clinic are outstanding. You are required to participate in research projects with the consulting staff. This includes opportunities for clinical studies and laboratory-based projects.

Extensive research opportunities and facilities are available through Mayo Clinic's Department of Radiology. You will be assigned an advisor from the department, as determined by the fellowship committee. This assignment will be based on your research interest. The advisor may be changed during the fellowship, at the option of the committee.

Individual research projects will require advocacy and supervision by a staff member of the Department of Radiology (usually, but not always the advisor). In general, written plans for individual projects will be submitted to the department research committee for assistance.

A program objective is that most research projects will yield results, which are suitable for presentation at scientific meetings and for publication in peer-reviewed literature.

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. Your supervising faculty member will evaluate you formally after each clinical rotation. In addition, you will regularly evaluate the faculty to ensure that your educational needs are being met.

Call Frequency
Call may occur as part of the teleradiology rotation, or in conjunction with other clinical fellowships Mayo Clinic follows the recommendations of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

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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