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Curriculum

Mayo Clinic's Vascular/Interventional Imaging Fellowship is designed to provide an opportunity for clinical radiology 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.

Clinical Training

Rotation Length
Interventional Procedures 7 Months
  1. Spine Injections
  2. Vertebroplasty Training
  3. CT-Angiography
  4. MR-Angiography
  5. Vascular Ultrasound


10 weeks total

  1. Vascular Medicine
  2. Vascular Surgery
  3. Electives
  1. 1 Week
  2. 2 Weeks
  3. 1 Month

Didactic Training

Clinical conferences, seminars, small discussion groups, journal clubs and one-on-one instruction are all an integral part of the Vascular/Interventional Imaging 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

Your research opportunities at Mayo Clinic are outstanding. You are encouraged 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 adviser from the department, as determined by the fellowship committee. This assignment will be based on your research interest. The adviser 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 adviser). 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 that 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 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 you gain proficiency and develop the corresponding technical skills, your performance is monitored throughout this program. You are formally evaluated by your supervising faculty member following the completion of each clinical rotation; and then meet with the program director to review these evaluations. In addition, you regularly evaluate the faculty to ensure your educational goals 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).

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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