Candidates for the Neuroradiology fellowship program must be board-qualified and board-certified Radiologists, accredited by ACGME.
Neuroradiology Program Description
Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's in Phoenix, Arizona encompasses six divisions: Neurological Surgery, Neurology, Neuroanesthesiology, Neurobiology, Neuropathology and Neuroradiology. The objective of Barrow is to foster excellence in patient care, education and research.
The Neuroradiology Fellowship Program is a 1 or 2 year post-residency education program offered to board certified Radiologists, which is accredited by the ACGME. The fellows rotate on a weekly basis through a wide variety of clinical experiences in the hospital and outpatient settings. Dedicated rotations include Vascular, Spine, CT (including CT angiography) and MRI (including MRI angiography, functional imaging, diffusion). St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center is a level 1 trauma Center and home to the only Gamma Knife in the region. In 2008, the Neuroradiology Department completed more than 1,000 diagnostic angiograms, 43,300 CT scans and 25,000 MRI scans.
Ten Neuroradiologist and two MR Physicists actively participate in the Neuroradiology Teaching Program, with weekly conferences covering MR Physics and various topics in Neuroradiology.
A multitude of research opportunities exist for interested Neuroradiology Fellows and each Fellow has one academic day per week to work on research projects or to prepare lecture material for various BNI clinical conferences.
All staff Neuroradiologists and Fellows maintain an extensive teaching file. This is facilitated by a state-of-the-art PACS system, which allows the department (and teaching files) to be essentially filmless. Moreover, a computerized neurosciences database is available containing over 8 years of clinical data. Fellows can search this database for research purposes as well as interesting cases. The database permits cross-referencing of neuroradiology with neurosurgeons as well as neuropathology cases.
The program alternates between four and five incoming Neuroradiology Fellows per year. The ten Neuroradiology Fellows share call responsibilities equally, with a frequency of approximately one weeknight in ten and every tenth weekend. As St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center is home to a Radiology Resident Program, a Radiology Resident is always “in-house” to review most after-hours imaging studies. The Fellows’ on-call responsibilities primarily involve performing emergent diagnostic angiographic procedures, as well as occasionally provide assistance to the on-call residents in the interpretation of emergent CT and MR studies.
Applications to the Neuroradiology Fellowship Program must participate through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Applicants must have an NRMP number. For more information on the NRMP, you can contact them at 2450 N Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20037-1121, visit their website at www.nrmp.org or call 202-828-0676.
To apply to the Neuroradiology Fellowship Program you must fill out and submit the following documents:
- Universal Application Form,
- curriculum vitae and personal statement,
- medical school transcripts,
- Dean’s letter,
- copy of your medical school diploma and
- three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from your program director.
Foreign applicants must have ECFMG certificate and a current J1 Visa (we do not sponsor).
Program Coordinator, Neuroradiology Fellowship Program
St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Radiology Department
350 West Thomas Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85013
To learn more about the Neuroradiology Fellowship Program, visit www.neuroradiologyfellowship.com. To learn more about the current fellows, click here.