We are approved for one fellow per year. The general Pediatric Radiology fellows will also rotate through IR (for a total of three months out of the year). Occasionally, rotating radiology residents request one-week electives in IR. The IR fellow is always given first choice in selecting the cases for the day. The pediatric radiology fellows will not rotate in IR until at least their fourth month of fellowship, and by that time the IR fellow will be taking on more advanced procedures, while the general pediatric radiology fellows will be concentrating on more basic procedures.
The majority of teaching occurs during procedures. The fellow is expected to research each patient prior to the start of the procedure, to review all pertinent prior imaging studies, and to understand the goals for the procedure and any alternatives or unique aspects to the procedure. The IR fellow also participates in fellow-level conferences with the general pediatric radiology fellows and in Fellows’ College activities, which are organized and sponsored by the Pediatric Fellowship Program Directors group, which serves all of the pediatric medical subspecialty fellowships by providing lectures and workshops on research, mentoring, job searching and other general topics.
The IR fellow is expected to participate in one research project with a faculty mentor, with the goal of submitting a scientific abstract for oral presentation to either the Society for Pediatric Radiology or Society of Interventional Radiology annual meeting. The fellow is expected to travel to the meeting to present the abstract, with expenses paid by the department. A draft of the manuscript based on the accepted abstract is required prior to the meeting.
Participation in additional research projects must be approved by the fellowship program director.
All rotations are in Interventional Radiology unless the fellow wishes to participate in elective rotations in other sections of our department (such as fetal imaging, nuclear medicine, MSK, etc.). Occasionally electives may be arranged at other Medical Center institutions based on the specific needs or interests of the fellow.