Neuroradiology

The Neuroradiology Fellowship Program at the University of Utah is designed to provide participants with state of the art, academic neuroradiology training across all subspecialty areas of neuroradiology. Focused areas of excellence include head and neck imaging, high resolution MRI, MR and CT angiography, interventional neuroradiology, MR spectroscopy and pediatric neuroradiology. The clinical and research faculty is dedicated to clinical service and teaching.

Seven fellows are accepted to the program. Both one- and two-year fellowship positions are available. Neuroradiology fellows rotate through two-week blocks consisting of MRI, angiography, a VA Hospital rotation, pediatrics and research (three days pediatrics, two days research) and through the Imaging & Neurosciences Center (INC). The two-year graduate from this program is fully prepared to function in an academic or private practice environment. Didactics include the following:

Conferences

  • Core curriculum of didactic morning lectures, over 35 lectures per year
  • Moran Eye Center orbit conference, monthly
  • Neurovascular conference, monthly
  • Neuroradiology Journal Club, monthly
  • Pediatric neuroradiology conference, monthly
  • Neuroradiology case conference
  • Neuro-otology/ENT conference
  • Neurosurgery grand rounds
  • Epilepsy conference, twice a month
  • Neuro-oncology tumor board
  • Head and neck tumor board
  • Pediatric neuroscience conference
  • Pediatric ENT conference, monthly
  • Pediatric ophthalmology conference, monthly
  • QA conference, monthly
  • Advanced MR lectures, quarterly
  • Neuroradiology Grand Rounds, monthly

Caseload

MRI: 14,119 per year

CT: 16,613

Interventional Procedures: 830 per year

Plain Radiographs: 20-30/day

Hospitals Covered

  • University of Utah Medical Center; tertiary referral center for three states; Level 1 Trauma Center
  • Huntsman Cancer Hospital
  • Clinical Neurosciences Center
  • Primary Children's Hospital
  • Salt Lake City Veteran's Affairs Medical Center

Eligibility

Candidates for this program are selected based on their preparedness, ability, academic credentials, communication skills and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity.

To be eligible for appointment to the Housestaff at the University of Utah School of Medicine, an applicant must:

  • Be a graduate of a US or Canadian medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
    -OR-
  • Be a graduate of a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
    -OR-
  • Be a graduate of a medical school outside of the United States who meets one or more of the following qualifications:
    • Has a currently valid ECFMG certificate,
      OR
    • Has a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a US licensing jurisdiction.

In addition, applicants must have passed parts 1, 2 and 3 of USMLE as well as the Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) prior to the time they will begin training.

All selected candidates will be required to comply with the Health Sciences Center drug testing policy and to pass a security background check.

Application

Our program participates in the NRMP Sub-specialty Fellowship Match program.

Application Dates

The 2018-2019 Neuroradiology Fellowship application deadline is November 1, 2016. Applicants must submit the following:

  • Completed University of Utah Neuroradiology Fellowship Program application
  • Updated and current curriculum vitae
  • One page personal statement
  • USMLE Scores, steps 1, 2 and 3 (photocopies are acceptable)
  • Dean's letter (an official original if mailed or a scanned copy of a notarized original if emailed)
  • Medical school transcript (an official original if mailed, or a scanned copy of a notarized if emailed)
  • Three letters of recommendation (one must be from current program director)
  • Evidence of research activity (may be listed on your CV)
  • Please include a photo of yourself

International medical graduates must include the following in addition to the above:

  • Copy of green card, J-1 clinical visa, or documentation of US citizenship
  • Valid ECFMG certificate with Clinical Skills Assessment certification
  • Evidence of previous training in the United States (if applicable)

The University of Utah School of Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability or veteran's status.

Responsibilities

Fellows are supervised closely by neuroradiology faculty and their responsibilities include the following:

  • Protocols and interpretation for all imaging
  • MRI, CT and plain radiograph training
  • Training in all neurointerventional procedures
  • Pediatric neuroradiology training
  • Didactic lectures to residents

Academic time:

Approximately one day per week, as scheduling allows

Call responsibilities:

Fellows take call with faculty, usually one week of every seven, depending on number of fellows.

Contact Us

Amy H. Langston

Program Coordinator
University of Utah School of Medicine
Department of Radiology
30 North 1900 East RM 1A71
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Phone: (801) 581-4624
Email: amy.langston@hsc.utah.edu

Program Director

Karen Salzman, MD