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, spine intervention, and pediatric neuroradiology. The clinical and research faculty is dedicated to clinical service, education, and research.
Eight fellows are accepted to the program. Both one- and two-year fellowship positions are available. Neuroradiology fellows rotate through one to two-week blocks consisting of acute neuroradiology imaging, advanced MR brain and spine, head and neck, neuroangiography, spine intervention, and pediatric neuroradiology. These rotations occur at the main University hospital, the Huntsman Cancer hospital, the Salt Lake City VA hospital, and Primary Children’s hospital. Second year fellows are compensated with academic time, mentorship, and opportunities to further subspecialize in spine intervention, head and neck, pediatric, and vascular imaging. Graduates from the two-year program are fully prepared to function in either an academic or private practice environment.
Mission & Aims
- To provide participants with state of the art, academic neuroradiology training across all subspecialty areas of neuroradiology.
- To train physicians to be vital members of the health care team and future leaders in medical imaging.
- To provide compassionate care without compromise.
- To promote personal responsibility and well-being
- To advance knowledge through research
Excellence in Education: Our trainees learn radiology and imaging science from world-renowned radiologist educators, both at the point of care and through a well established didactic and case-based education curriculum.
Excellence in Clinical Care: As a specialized referral center that cares for patients and receives imaging from a 5-state geographic area, our trainees work with state-of-the-art technology at our facilities and understand the variability of technology they will encounter in clinical practice. Our trainees learn to be efficient, thorough and accurate in their interpretation of imaging
Excellence in Research and Innovation: Our trainees have access to customized training to create and promote value transformation in healthcare, through research, and leadership. We also provide access to high quality research training and support through collaboration with the Utah Center for Advanced Imaging Research
All required clinical education for entry into ACGME-accredited fellowship programs must be completed in an ACGME-accredited residency program, an AOA-approved residency program, a program with ACGME International (ACGME-I) Advanced Specialty Accreditation, or a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)-accredited or College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)-accredited residency program located in Canada.
Prerequisite clinical education for entry into a diagnostic radiology subspecialty program should include the satisfactory completion of a diagnostic radiology residency accredited by one of the organizations identified in the above paragraph.
Candidates for this program are selected based on their preparedness, ability, academic credentials, communication skills and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity.
All selected candidates will be required to comply with the Health Sciences Center drug testing policy and to pass a security background check.
How to Apply
We currently have eight positions in our Neuroradiology Fellowship program. We strive to compose a diverse class of trainees that have unique talents and perspectives to enrich our program. We encourage qualified applicants with all variety of backgrounds to apply. University of Utah is a wonderful place to train!
For the upcoming 2023-2024 fellowship interview cycle (fellows matriculating July 2023), the Neuroradiology fellowship program will only accept applications and supporting documents via ERAS (Electronic Residency Application System).
To process your application, we require the materials listed below:
- Common ERAS application form
- Curriculum vitae
- Personal statement
- Medical school transcript
- United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1, 2, and 3 scores
- Three letters of recommendation. One muse be from your current program director
- Copy of the Dean’s letter from your medical school or ECFMG certificate
- Evidence of research activity (may be listed on your CV)
- 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)
Interviews are offered based on review of applications by the selection committee. Fellows are selected on the basis of in-depth application review and the results of personal interviews with our selection committee.
If you have been selected to interview with our program, you will receive an email invitation.
- Must be ECFMG certified before training begins on July 1.
- Must have a clinical J-1 visa before training begins on July 1.
- Must have a complete ERAS application.
We encourage outstanding applicants to apply as we value diversity in our program.
Due to the large number of applications, the following traits are essential to be considered for an interview:
- Strong performance in medical school
- Strong scores on Step 1, 2, and 3 of the USMLE
- Outstanding letters of recommendation
- Active involvement in academic research
We require in-person interviews for our program, which are conducted from January to March. If you are selected to interview with our program, you will receive an email invitation through ERAS.
Applicants are invited to a lunch with our fellows the day of your interviews. This is a great opportunity to mingle and learn more about our program.
Sample Regular Interview Day Schedule:
8:00 Meet with Program Director
8:25-12:00 Faculty Interviews
12:00-1:30 Lunch with Fellows
1:30-2:00 Additional Interviews
2:00 Interview Day Conclusion
As established by the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments, there will be a common interview timeline for all Radiology Fellowships. For fellowships participating in the match interview/acceptance timeline will be as follows.
Residents can begin working on their applications in the ERAS system
June 6, 2019
ERAS begins accepting applications
November 21, 2019
Programs can start reviewing applications;
December 1, 2019
Interview End Date
March 31, 2020
Established by the NRMP: June 10, 2020
We participate in the Neuroradiology Fellowship Match sponsored by ASNR and managed by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Our fellowship program is following the guidelines set for the match by ASNR and will not be interviewing candidates until the interview period begins on December 1, 2019. Applications will be accepted beginning November 21 and invitations to interview will be sent out in December and January to allow plenty of time for trip planning.
Date Pattern for the Match:
Interview period opens December 1, 2019
- March 25, 2020: Match opens
- April 22, 2020: Ranking opens
- May 13, 2020: Quota change deadline
- May 27, 2020: Ranking closes
- June 10, 2020: Match Day
- July 1, 2021: Training begins
Policies, Requirements, and Agreements
The Graduate Medical Education (GME) policies apply to all residents and fellows at the University of Utah.
Applicants are specifically encouraged to review the following GME policies:
The Neuroradiology policies are maintained on an internal University server. All current fellows and faculty have access to these policies at all times. The selected policies listed below may be of particular interest to applicants:
Fellows are supervised closely by neuroradiology faculty and their responsibilities include the following:
- Protocols and interpretation for all imaging
- MRI, CT and radiograph training
- Training in all neurointerventional procedures
- Spine Intervention training
- Pediatric neuroradiology training
- Didactic lectures/case conferences for residents
Approximately one day per week, as scheduling allows
Fellows take call with faculty, usually one week of every eight, depending on number of fellows.
- Core curriculum of didactic morning lectures, over 20 lectures per year
- Moran Eye Center orbit conference, monthly
- Neurovascular conference, weekly
- Neuroradiology Journal Club, monthly
- Pediatric neuroradiology conference, monthly
- Neuroradiology case conference, weekly
- Neuro-otology/ENT conference, weekly
- Neurosurgery grand rounds, weekly
- Epilepsy conference, twice a month
- Neuro-oncology tumor board, weekly
- Head and neck tumor board, weekly
- Pediatric neuroscience conference, weekly
- Pediatric ENT conference, monthly
- Pediatric ophthalmology conference, monthly
- QA conference, monthly
- Advanced MR lectures, quarterly
- 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
We use the standardized “Verification of Graduate Medical Education Training” (VGMET) form released in 2018 by the ACGME, AHA, NAMSS, and OPDA. If you have a customized form, require program director signature and/or our institutional seal please select the appropriate option and email us the form.
A charge of $25.00 - $55.00 will be assessed for each comprehensive letter of verification, payable via credit card using our on-line payment portal (or by check, if submitting the request by US mail). This charge is in place to offset the fees we commonly incur while credentialing our own incoming residents and fellows. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Once the request has been submitted via the link below, please e-mail a completed Authorization for Release of Information form to RadiologyResidency@utah.edu.
When we have received the payment and trainee authorization, you will receive the completed verification of training form via e-mail. If you have further questions, please call 801-581-2868.
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