The ACGME-accredited one-year neuroradiology fellowship at UMMC is designed to increase knowledge and abilities in all aspects of diagnosis and treatment in neuroradiology.
Fellows rotate on 12 one-month blocks through clinical services at UMMC, home to Mississippi's only children's hospital and level-1 trauma center. There is dedicated exposure to all aspects of diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology, including: brain imaging, pediatric neuroimaging, head and neck imaging, spine imaging, and interventional procedures.
Weekly neuroradiology didactic and/or digital conferences are provided. There also are weekly interdisciplinary conferences with the Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Head and Neck Surgery to augment teaching in the reading room. Neuroradiology fellows receive dedicated instruction in the following invasive procedures:
- Cerebral angiography
- Lumbar puncture and myelograms
- Disc aspirations
- CT-guided biopsies
- Image-guided tumor ablation
Fellows receive competitive salary and benefits. Work life balance is encouraged with around 18 days of personal leave, 12 days medical leave and five days of CME training annually.
Applications are accepted October 1 thru December 15. The position is filled through the National Residents Matching Program (NRMP).
An applicant without United States citizenship must have a J-1 visa or a permanent resident card in order to be employed as a resident/fellow at UMMC. Graduates of foreign medical schools must have an ECFMG certificate. All parts must be current when the applicant begins the program.
For more information
Todd Nichols, MD, is chief of the Division of Neuroradiology and the program director for this fellowship. For more information, email program administrator Dejunia Giles.