We were approved in 2018 by ACGME for a new neuroradiology fellowship consisting of 1 fellow per year, and welcomed our first fellow in 2021. As a thriving section servicing a level 1 trauma center, comprehensive stroke center, and cancer hospital, we are able to provide an excellent and comprehensive fellowship experience that prioritizes fellow education and quality of life.
Eligibility & Application
We encourage you to consider our fellowship program. To be eligible, you must have successfully completed or be in good standing at an ACGME-accredited radiology residency. To apply, fill out this application and send the following information via e-mail or mail to Tina Hunter (addresses listed to the right):
- Personal Statement
- Copies of USMLE results
- 3 letters of recommendation (at least one from program director or chairman)
- Passport-sized photo of yourself
- Copy of ECMFG certificate if FMG
At this time we are accepting applications for fellows to begin July 2023 with the following timeline:
- Application Deadline: 10/31/2021
- Interviews: December 2021 - February 2022
- Match Deadlines: Per NRMP, with rank list typically due late May / early June and match day mid-June
Fellows spend the majority of their time reading from UNMC, a nearly 700 bed academic hospital. UNMC is also a level 1 Trauma Center and JCAHO Comprehensive Stroke Center. We perform approximately 45,000 advanced neuroimaging studies per year. At UNMC, we also cover imaging studies performed at Bellevue Medical Center and 3 outpatient imaging centers. Finally, we read for the Buffett Cancer Hospital. Completed in 2017, this facility has attracted dynamic research and clinical faculty across all oncology disciplines, to include neurosurgery and head and neck oncology.
Fellows also rotate through the Omaha Children's Hospital, interventional radiology service for head and neck biopsies and spine procedures, and neurosurgery service for neuroangiography. There is flexibility in the schedule to accommodate for individual interests.
We have 7 diagnostic neuroradiologists on staff coming from a wide variety of training backgrounds. As described above, fellows will be exposed to a wide range of pathologies in the brain, spine, and head and neck in the ER, inpatient, and outpatient setting. Moreover, we perform numerous advanced imaging procedures including functional MRI, CT and MRI perfusion, MR vessel wall imaging, and spectroscopy.
Clinical responsibilities are straightforward, with assignments to the UNMC reading room, Children's hospital, IR service, or neuroangiography service. The majority of time will be spent at UNMC, interpreting studies with graduated responsibility. Hands-on resident teaching is also expected.
Fellows will assist with Head and Neck and Brain tumor boards routinely. They will also provide at least 1 case conference and 1 didactic lecture per year to residents.
Fellows are encouraged to submit at least 1 research or educational abstract to a national meeting and will be supported to attend. They will have the opportunity to participate in additional research projects if desired, and will receive academic time to allow for this activity.