Why UT Southwestern
Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), our one-year Neuroradiology Fellowship program provides a broad experience in neuroradiology and prepares graduates for both the independent practice of the specialty of neuroradiology and subspecialty CAQ certification through the American Board of Radiology. While the accredited fellowship is one year in duration, select individual fellows can remain for an additional year of concentrated subspecialty experience.
The mission of the Neuroradiology Fellowship program is to provide educational opportunities to fellows through innovative teaching, clinical training, and exposure to research, quality, and leadership initiatives for the purpose of enabling our trainees to become outstanding providers of clinical radiology in independent practice and academic medicine. Our trainees and graduates serve diverse populations, from small community practices to large metropolitan academic centers. Our mission aligns with UT Southwestern’s goal of improving health care in our community, state, nation and world by providing safe, high-quality, and innovative care, both now and into the future.
- Develop foundational skills for excellence in clinical practice through a comprehensive curriculum led by world-class faculty in all sub-specialties of Neuroradiology
- Provide clinical training experiences in diverse healthcare settings, including general community medicine, underserved and high-complexity tertiary-care populations in nationally recognized institutions
- Educate providers of outstanding care who will enter diverse clinical practice settings, such as academic medicine and private practice
- Build communication skills for the 21st century, enabling graduates to deliver complex medical information to patients and providers with clarity, accuracy, timeliness, and compassion
- Mentor the next generation of Neuroradiology leaders in research, quality and education through faculty-led specialty tracks
- Foster the development of leadership practice skills through progressive autonomy
- Chief Radiology Officer, Parkland Health & Hospital System
- Chief, Neuroradiology
- Assistant Professor
- Associate Professor
- A strong academic component, which includes one afternoon per week free of clinical responsibilities for academic time
- Extensive clinical exposure, with monthly rotations through Parkland Memorial Hospital (870 beds), William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital (460 beds), Zale Lipshy Pavilion (148 beds), Children’s Health℠ (487 beds), Rogers Magnetic Resonance Imaging Center, and Meadows Diagnostic Imaging Center
- Fellows regularly interact with radiologic physicists and neuroendovascular specialists with backgrounds in neurosurgery and neurology
- A breadth of clinical services, including MRI, head and neck imaging, spine imaging/intervention, neuroangiography/intervention, and pediatric neuroradiology
- One month of elective time during which PET experience is incorporated
Beyond the clinical experience
Fellows who choose to do a second year become an Instructor in the Radiology Department, functioning as a junior faculty member under the continued guidance of senior faculty. In this year, a greater degree of autonomy and function is expected and greater supervisory skills are required. In addition, further subspecialization opportunities are available in a variety of areas, including:
- Head and Neck
- Fellows receive four weeks elective time to pursue academic interests in other subspecialty sections of the department
- Pay is commensurate with PGY level
- Fellows have three vacation weeks and one meeting week
Clinical call responsibilities include beeper call from home approximately one week in every six weeks.
Facilities and Equipment
Clinical facilities consist of:
- Four dual-energy CT scanners, including a Philips IQON spectral CT device
- One 320-row CT scanner
- Three 256-row CT scanners
- Twelve 64-row CT scanners
- Seven 3T magnets
- Seven 1.5T magnets
- Fourteen Philips iu22 (including elastography software) ultrasound units
- Nineteen EPIQ7 ultrasound units
Additional research equipment includes:
- One 7T magnet
Radiology resident teaching conferences are held twice daily throughout the year and include both didactic lectures and case-based presentations. Fellows are welcome to attend these conferences, as service duties allow. Fellows are also expected to present conferences in this forum twice during the fellowship year on neuroradiology topics.
Radiology Grand Rounds are held monthly with prestigious visiting and local professors, offering the opportunity to meet and learn from leading national authorities on a wide variety of topics.
Informative multidisciplinary clinical conferences in combination with neurology, neurosurgery, neuropathology, and otorhinolaryngology services are available and routinely attended by neuroradiology faculty and fellows.
Academic productivity is encouraged, and it’s expected that at least one academic or research project will emanate from a fellow's experience suitable for presentation or publication. Multiple opportunities are available for collaboration with faculty in every subspecialty. Research facilities could be made available during the second year of fellowship if the candidate wished and if a suitable project were identified.
Intellectual vibrancy and technological innovation are core values of the Department, which are developed through research and collaborative efforts of the clinical and research faculty.
The program provides up to six one-year fellowship positions annually. Information regarding the application process can be found under How to Apply on the main Fellowships page. Fellows may apply for an additional year of Advanced Neuroradiology Fellowship incorporating Advanced Neuroradiologic clinical and research experiences.
Our Neuroradiology Fellowship Program participates in the ERAS application system and the NRMP-sponsored neuroradiology match. For more information regarding ERAS application process and timeline, click here.
NOTE: All items must be submitted using the ERAS system
- Personal statement
- Three letters of recommendation (one must be from your program director)
- Medical school transcripts
- Dean’s letter and medical school diploma
- Current photo
- USMLE results
- ECFMG certificate
J-1 visa only – Individuals are responsible for any charges associated with securing and maintaining a visa.
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International Medical Graduates
For questions regarding International Medical Graduates, please visit our fellowships page.