Education : Neuroradiology Fellowship

Program Structure

Fellows participate in daily interpretation of Diagnostic MRI studies at Jackson Memorial Hospital and the University of Miami MRI Center. Cases are also read from Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and Deerfield Beach Imaging Center via an integrated PACS system. The fellows read CT scans and plain radiographs as it pertains to neuroradiology as well. Neuroangiography, spinal intervention, and head and neck biopsies are done under graduated supervision at JMH and UMHC/SCCC.

The fellows are paired up with faculty mentors at the beginning of the year to get them involved in research projects. Each fellow must complete a research project during the 12 month fellowship. Lecture is held every Tuesday and Wednesday, and fellows participate in numerous other multidisciplinary and tumor board conferences each week. The fellows must also participate in 50 angio and 50 spine procedures before graduating.

The fellows rotate on a weekly basis among five rotations. Fellows are on call on an average of every 5th week. Rotations are split as follows:

  • Reading General Adult Neuroradiology, including 4 weeks of Pediatric Neuroradiology (JMH): 12 weeks
  • Head and Neck Radiology (UMMR): 10 weeks
  • Spine Radiology (UMMR): 10 weeks
  • Neuro Angio Intervention & Spine Intervention (JMH & UMHC): 5 weeks
  • Pediatric Neuroradiology Elective (Miami Children’s): 1 week
  • Call: 10 weeks; 10 post call days for academic/research time

Evaluation Process

Fellows are evaluated by the Program Director, faculty, triage staff, nurses, and technical staff throughout the year. The Program Director and faculty formally rate the fellows quarterly and give a final summative evaluation at the end of the fellowship. After each procedural rotation, fellows are evaluated by the attendings they rotated with. Other ancillary staff evaluate the fellows semi-annually on their performance and interpersonal skills. The Program Director sits with each fellow, at least quarterly, to give an assessment of their progress in the program.