Interventional Radiology Fellowship

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Overview

Vascular and Interventional Radiology, because of its invasive nature and especially because of the direct contact with patients and their management, requires specific radiological and interventional training as well as the development of certain skills to diagnose and treat different illnesses and pathologies. The purpose of the Vascular and Interventional Program, which is sponsored by Jackson Health System/ Jackson Memorial Hospital, is that trainees become proficient at the indications and contraindications of interventional procedures, the risks and benefits of the procedures, as well as other options available to treat the particular diseases.

The objective is to provide the Vascular and Interventional fellow with a full comprehensive supervised educational experience which will include the performance of the procedures, patient pre-procedure workup, and post-procedure management. It is the responsibility of the Program Director, the faculty of the Vascular Interventional Radiology Section, as well as the Department of Radiology as a whole, to meet these educational goals with close supervision of the trainee.

ACGME Accredited: Yes
Residents or Fellows per year: 8
Duration: 1 year
Postgraduate Training Required: Yes
U.S. Citizenship Required: No, as long the applicant is eligible for J1 visa.

Teaching Hospitals

  • Jackson Memorial Hospital

Requirements

  • JMH Graduate Medical Education Application completed and notarized
  • Two recent passport size photographs
  • Curriculum Vitae and Personal Statement
  • ECFMG Certificate (foreign graduates only)
  • USMLE, National Board Exams, or FLEX (attach copy of results)
  • School of Medicine Graduation Certificate/Diploma & translation if applicable
  • Dean’s Letter (foreign graduates please attach transcript of grades if no Dean letter available)
  • Medical Licenses – copies of all below:
     State of Florida
     Out of State Licenses and Licensure Verification
     Training Licenses
  • Immigration Status – foreign applicants please send copy of visa
  • Current/valid CPR card (copy)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation – letters of recommendation should be on institutional letterhead, addressed to the Program Director and sent directly to the Program Director or the Fellowship Coordinator

Application Deadline
The date we start accepting applications is the second week of January (TBD) which extends through the second week of February. Interviews begin the last week of February until May 7.

The program allows the fellow to be exposed to a wide variety of pathology and complex vascular, vascular interventional, and non-vascular interventional cases at Jackson Memorial Hospital (JMH), the only tertiary care hospital in Miami-Dade County and a Level I trauma center. The fellow also participates in an extensive array of oncology cases performed at the University of Miami Hospitals and Clinics/Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMHC/SCCC). The program is unique in that it offers the trainee has the opportunity of performing a variety of procedures at both a level one trauma center and a dedicated cancer hospital. Interventional oncology is becoming a very relevant component of interventional radiology today.

Board Exam Requirements
At a minimum, documented successful completion of the first two parts of USMLE Step 1, Step II CK and Step 2CS must be submitted for initial appointment as a Resident or Clinical Fellow (or for reappointment, if not previously provided).

At a minimum, documented successful completion of USMLE Step III (Part 1 and Part 2) is required for appointment (or reappointment) at the PGY 3 level or higher.

Documented successful completion of USMLE Step III is required for graduation from all JHS residency and fellowship programs.

Educational & Other Experience
Program Directors/Chiefs, in consultation with the DIO of JHS, may grant individual exceptions to the above provisions for one year at a time.

Canadian physicians and Doctors of Osteopathy who are eligible for licensure may substitute documentation of successful completion of LMCC/MCCQE and COMLEX examinations, respectively, in lieu of USMLE examinations.

Research
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. Research endeavors are supported by a dedicated research team included a statistician.

Call
On-Call pagers JMH/UMHC (305)750-0609 & UMH (305)277-1334.

Terry Hudson
Program Coordinator
Fax: 305-243-8581

Govindarajan Narayanan, MD
Program Director

Prospective Residents

Physicians Services / Housestaff Office
Jackson Memorial Hospital
East Tower Room 1004
1611 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33136
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123

Graduate Medical Education Office
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Institute 118B
1611 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33136
Phone: 305-585-4310
Fax: 305-585-4309

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