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Howard University Radiology Residency Personal Statement

Fellowships

UT Health's Department of Radiology offers a varity of one year post residency fellowships. The following fellowships accept application for commencement on July 1 of each year. To view current Fellowship openings, click here.

 

 


 

Body Imaging and Intervention Fellowship

Program Director: Vijayanadh Ojili, M.D.

Program Coordinator: Edie Kenney-Perez PerezEK@uthscsa.edu

The Body Imaging and Intervention fellowship program is designed to develop subspecialty expertise in all imaging methods applied to the abdomen including Ultrasound, CT and MRI. In addition, fellows are exposed to and participate in image-guided non-vascular interventions of neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis. UT Health and UHS have a nationally recognized transplant program and level 1 trauma center and fellows will be exposed to a wide range of clinical conditions. Fellows are also trained in CT virtual colonoscopy, CT angiography and newer MR techniques such as MR fusion for prostate biopsies. Fellows are encouraged to participate in educational and scientific research projects that are presented in national radiology meetings; as well as participation in multidisciplinary GI, GU and pancreas tumor board conferences and are actively involved in resident teaching. This position also provides an additional opportunity for appointment as clinical instructor which requires participation in after-hour ER faculty coverage if the candidate is able to acquire Texas medical license.

To be considered for this position, please submit following:

  1. http://uthscsa.edu/hr/employment.asp
  2. CV and personal statement
  3. Three letters of recommendation
  4. Copies of medical school diploma and transcript
  5. Copies of internship, residency and board certification if applicable
  6. Copies of USMLE scores
  7. Copy of ECFMG if applicable
  8. Recent photo

 


 

Body MR Imaging Fellowship

Program Director: Abhijit Sunnapwar, M.D.

Program Coordinator:  Edie Kenney-Perez PerezEK@uthscsa.edu

Overview
We offer a one-year clinical fellowship designed to provide training in the techniques and interpretation of abdominal imaging examinations, with advanced training in body magnetic resonance imaging. Clinical responsibilities are shared between one body MRI fellow and two Body Imaging & Intervention fellows.
Curriculum
The Body MRI fellowship program is an intensive one year program designed to enhance and strengthen skills in abdominal imaging and intervention, with a special emphasis on MRI. Our institution encompasses multiple outpatient facilities as well as a busy tertiary hospital which includes level 1 trauma and transplantation. Fellows are responsible for clinical Body MRI services to three inpatient and three outpatient MRI scanners with a volume of approximately 60 to 80 MRIs per week. We are anticipating an additional top of the line 3T MRI scanner in the coming months. Latest body imaging techniques are routinely utilized, to include parallel imaging, diffusion weighted imaging, non-gadolinium MR angiography, dynamic floor imaging, MR enterography, and multiparametric prostate imaging. The Body MRI fellow also has a strong academic presence in the Abdominal Imaging section, with responsibility for organizing MR conference for the Radiology Residents and presenting at interdisciplinary tumor boards. There is ample scope to do research, which is encouraged and supported, although it is optional. In addition to advancing skills in MRI, the fellowship also includes components of Abdominal/Pelvic CT Imaging and US/CT Guided Interventions. This position includes a junior-faculty appointment which requires participation in after-hour ER faculty coverage pool if the candidate is able to acquire a Texas Medical License.
To be considered for this position, please submit following:

  1. http://uthscsa.edu/hr/employment.asp
  2. CV and personal statement
  3. Three letters of recommendation
  4. Copies of medical school diploma and transcript
  5. Copies of internship, residency and board certification if applicable
  6. Copies of USMLE scores
  7. Copy of ECFMG if applicable
  8. Recent photo

 


 

Cardiothoracic Fellowship

Program Director: Carlos S. Restrepo, M.D.

The cardiothoracic fellowship will include experience in chest and cardiac radiology with exposure to thoracic nonvascular interventional procedures. Fellows will undergo a clinical fellowship in all aspects of cardiothoracic imaging and will be encouraged to participate in scientific research projects that may be presented at radiology society meetings. The Thoracic Imaging section has four board-certified faculty attendings who are responsible for chest radiography, thoracic ultrasonography, thoracic CT/MR imaging, CT angiography (including coronary CTA), and cardiac CT/MR imaging. The cardiothoracic fellow will also participate in nonvascular thoracic interventional procedures with the faculty of the Abdominal Imaging section. The Thoracic Interventional service is active in all aspects of diagnosis and treatment including radiofrequency ablation. The cardiothoracic fellow will be exposed to PET/CT and other pertinent cardiothoracic nuclear medicine exams with the Nuclear Medicine section. The department has state-of-the-art equipment including MDCT scanners and 1.5 T and 3.0 T MR scanners. UT Health and University Hospital (UH) have a nationally recognized lung transplant program and a level 1 trauma center. Fellows will also interpret examinations from Audie L Murphy Memorial VA Hospital. Fellows participate in multidisciplinary pulmonary, surgical thoracic oncology, radiology-pathology, and cardiology conferences.

 

 


 

Breast Imaging and Intervention Clinical Fellowship

Program Director: Pamela Otto, M.D.

The Breast Imaging and Intervention Clinical Fellowship offers training in all aspects of Breast Imaging. Fellows will be exposed to breast ultrasound and interventional procedures (including lesion localizations, guided core biopsies and fine needle and cyst aspirations).

 

This section performs more than just mammograms annually. This includes a well-established screening program.

 

 


 

Musculoskeletal Clinical Fellowship

Program Director: Gregg Bean, M.D.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship
Goals of the MSK Radiology Fellowship:

  • Train Fellows in the advanced image interpretation of the musculoskeletal system
  • Educate our Fellows in a wide variety of musculoskeletal disorders
  • Teach proficiency in image-guided musculoskeletal procedures

Clinical training is offered in all modalities, including:

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Arthrography
  • Image-Guided Pain Injections
  • Radiography
  • Bone Mineral Densitometry (DXA)

Our practice consists of a variety of musculoskeletal disorders including trauma, internal derangement, tumors, infection, and arthritis. Through one-on-one teaching at the workstation, case conferences, lectures, and interdepartmental conferences with our Orthopedic and Rheumatology colleagues, the fellow will learn from a wide spectrum of musculoskeletal disorders and feel comfortable interpreting those cases.  As a tertiary care center, we care for patients throughout south and central Texas spanning a wide distribution of socioeconomic classes and health. We are fortunate to have 3 Orthopedic Oncologists who refer bone and soft tissue tumor cases which are discussed in our weekly Orthopedic Oncology and Sarcoma conferences.  As part of our practice, the fellow will perform image-guided procedures at University Hospital. In addition to the training in musculoskeletal radiology, the fellow receives an appointment as Clinical Instructor in the Department of Radiology.  As a Clinical Instructor, the fellow provides faculty-level on call coverage at our Level I Trauma Center.  Therefore, board certification/eligibility as well as Texas licensure are prerequisites for the fellowship.


Faculty interests include Body Composition Analysis (BCA), Cadaveric-Imaging correlation, Pediatric Musculoskeletal radiology, just to name a few.

 

Email: Beang@uthscsa.edu

http://www.utmedicine.org/imaging/documents/UTHSCSAReferringPhysiciansToolkit.pdf


 

Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship

Program Director:Ghazwan Kroma, M.D.

Program Coordinator: Edie Kenney-Perez PerezEK@uthscsa.edu

 

This program is designed to allow the fellow to receive exposure to all aspects of interventional radiology in both vascular and non-vascular procedures. The majority of the training comes from active clinical practice. The remainder is provided by didactic lectures and conferences.

VI Radiology Fellowship Goals and Objectives.
Fellows are encouraged to participate in research in a clinical or basic science level. Fellows are encouraged to publish a scientific paper or present a paper at a national meeting during the one-year fellowship.
If you are interested in applying for Vascular and Interventional Fellowship, please submit the following through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS):

  1. Completed Fellowship application form
  2. Most recent CV
  3. Personal statement stating your goals and objectives and interest in IR
  4. Three letters of recommendation
  5. Copies of your USMLE scores
  6. Photo

The deadline to submit an application will be listed soon.
For questions:  Jessica Esquivel at (210) 567-5564


 

Neuroradiology Fellowship

Program Director:Bundhit Tantiwongkosi, MD

The neuroradiology fellowship at the University Of Texas Health Science Center provides a well-rounded neuroradiology education with exposure to a wide variety of clinical pathology.  Our section provides neuroimaging coverage for the University Hospital System, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, and UT Health's Imaging Centers. 

Six board certified neuroradiologists provide extensive training in basic neuroradiology (including brain, spine, and head & neck imaging).  In addition, the fellow will be trained in the following advanced neuroimaging techniques:

  • Functional MRI
  • Diffusion Tensor Imaging
  • Tractography
  • MR Perfusion Imaging
  • CT Perfusion Imaging
  • Phase-Contrast MRI evaluation of CSF flow
  • MR Spectroscopy

The neuroradiology fellow will received dedicated instruction in the following invasive procedures:

  • Digital Subtraction Cerebral Angiography
  • CT Myelography
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Disk Aspirations
  • CT Guided Biopsies

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact the neuroradiology as below.
Bundhit Tantiwongkosi, M.D. (Associate Professor , Program Director): tantiwongkos@uthscsa.edu
Cheryl Portenier Howard (Neuroradiology Administrator): portenier@uthscsa.edu

AmeriClerkships Postgraduate Subinternships With Residency Programs

Length of Program

Minimum 4 weeks; maximum 48 weeks. Start in as little as 2 weeks.

Preceptors

Program Directors (PDs), Associate PDs, Residency Program Faculty, Teaching Attending Physicians and Residents

Program Overview

AmeriClerkships Medical Society (AMS), in partnerships with Graduate Medical Education (GME) departments offers a rare opportunity for medical graduate members of AMS to enroll in Postgraduate Subinternships (PGSIs) in over 30 specialties.

PGSIs are designated as AMS-PGY1CONNECT sites, meaning that AMS members have secured residency interviews and even “matched” into such hospital(s).

A typical “matched” AMS member who has matched into a PGSI residency program has: 

  • Completed 12-28 weeks of PGSI
  • Secured 2-4 letters of reference directly from PGSI supervising attendings
  • Is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Passed USMLE Step 3

By enrolling as an AMS PGSI, medical graduates may expect to gain first-hand exposure to the inner workings of U.S. GME and medical residencies (even in 100% inpatient settings), and develop into an effective PGY1 by learning how to: 

  • Become an integral member of U.S. medical residency teams who manage acute and chronic medical problems
  • Rotate and collaborate with top residency program faculties, teaching attending physicians, chief residents and even program directors
  • Participate in teaching rounds, and possibly present in journal clubs and residency conferences
  • Refine history taking and physical examination skills
  • Formulate problem lists, prioritize medical problems, select laboratory and ancillary tests, as well as institute drug and supportive therapies
  • Utilize subspecialty consultative services
  • Develop definitive plans for ongoing care and follow-up of dismissed patients

Upon satisfactory completion of each PGSI clinical block, AMS PGSI will be evaluated based on the 6 ACGME Core Competencies, and may request a performance-based letter of recommendation on official GME/teaching hospital letterhead.

For questions and enrollment, please contact AmeriClerkships Medical Society directly at +1 (949) 417-8980, or visit the website.