Neuroradiology Fellowship Program



Overview

The ACGME-accredited Neuroradiology Fellowship is a one-year training program for individuals who have successfully completed a diagnostic radiology residency and are certified by or eligible for certification by the American Board of Radiology or hold an equivalent certificate.

The training program is based at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, which also provides services to the Kentucky Children's Hospital.

One fellow is accepted each year.


Scope of Training

The principal goal of the training program is to provide an organized, comprehensive, and supervised educational experience in all aspects of neuroradiology, including:

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Interventional procedures, including angiography and myelography
  • Head and neck radiology, spine, and brain imaging
  • Advanced central nervous system imaging, including MR spectroscopy, perfusion MRI, diffusion tensor Imaging, MR  and CT perfusion, and angiography

Training and supervision is provided by American Board of Radiology certified faculty neuroradiologists with subspecialty certificates of added qualification in Neuroradiology.

Fellows participate in all aspects of the Department’s academic and research activities, including dedicated didactic conferences, Thursday morning conferences for interesting neuroradiology cases, advanced imaging, journal club and the completion of a mentored research and/or quality assurance project.  Some of our neuroradiology faculty perform funded research enabling the fellow to become involved in ongoing research projects.  In support of these pursuits, fellows are provided with instruction in research design/analytic methods and one-half day of dedicated non-clinical time per week, on average.

The Neuroradiology Service is actively involved in clinical and academic collaborative activities with the Departments of Neurology, Pediatrics, Head and Neck Surgery (Otolaryngology), Neurosurgery, and Neuropathology. In that vein, fellows also participate in a variety of multidisciplinary care conferences, including ENT-Oncology, Neuro-Oncology, Skull Base Pathology and Pediatric Tumor Board conferences.  

Imaging technology available to the Neuroradiology Division at the University of Kentucky Medical Center include:

  • Two state-of-the-art 3Tesla and five 1.5Tesla MR scanners
  • One 64-detector CT scanner
  • Two dual-source energy, 192-detector CT scanners  
  • Three 128-detector CT scanners
  • One 40-detector CT scanner for interventional procedures
  • One portable CT scanner
  • Two biplane angiography suites, dedicated for diagnostic and interventional neuroangiography and spinal procedures

We have made a department-wide upgrade to the latest McKesson PACS and Powerscribe 360 Voice Recognition Dictation Software. Software, Aquarius 3D and Syngo Via is available on each PACS workstation.

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Salary Benefits

  • Competitive salary & insurance benefits 
  • 15 vacation days
  • 8 official holidays & 4 holiday bonus days
  • Cost of required Kentucky medical license
  • Paid parking
  • $500 education fund
  • Personalized lab coats (up to three)
  • Custom fit, personalized lead apron & lead glasses
  • ½ day academic/research time per week (on average) to participate in scholarly activities
  • Full funding and leave time (up to 5 days) to attend a national meeting

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Lexington, Kentucky

Lexington is a vibrant and thriving college town situated in the heart of the Bluegrass state. Surrounded by beautiful horse farms, bourbon distilleries, and wineries, Lexington consistently ranks high in education, housing options and affordability, its stable economy, and low crime rates.  It offers a charming and walkable downtown district, upscale shopping, and a vibrant cultural and culinary scene. 

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How to Apply

We are currently accepting applications outside of the Match for one fellowship position, beginning July 1, 2019. 

Applications for the 2020-2021 appointment year will be accepted beginning September 1, 2018 and will be filled through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).  Applications received by November 30, 2018 will receive first consideration for interviews.  Interviews will be held between December 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019.

Application Materials:

  1. Completed Universal Application for Fellowship.pdf
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. Medical school transcript (copy acceptable)
  4. Medical school dean’s letter (MSPE) – (copy acceptable)
  5. A letter of recommendation from the Program Director of your Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program.
  6. Two additional letters of recommendation from physicians of your choice.
  7. Personal statement.
  8. USMLE Transcripts: Step 1, 2, 3 (copies acceptable)
  9. ECFMG Certificate, if applicable

 Submit to:

Kwaku Obeng, MD, Neuroradiology Fellowship Program Director
ATTN: Sally Jones, Medical Education Specialist
University of Kentucky Medical Center, Department of Radiology
800 Rose Street, Pavilion H, Room HX-315
Lexington, KY 40536-0293 

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Via e-mail at: sallyajones@uky.edu

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Contact Us

For additional questions, please feel free to contact our Medical Education Specialist, Sally Jones, at sallyajones@uky.edu or 859-797-0512.

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