I would like to thank you for your interest in the 2015-2016 Fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the Augusta University Medical Center of Medical College of Georgia.
The primary mission of our program in Vascular and Interventional Radiology is to provide our fellows with a high quality education and training in all aspects of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, including Interventional Oncology and Endovascular Surgery procedures. We offer clinical rotations, with very active outpatient clinic service included in this training.
The fellowship goals are the development of proficient skills in Vascular and Non-vascular imaging and Vascular and non-vascular procedures in a supervised academic environment, including research opportunity and teaching experience.
About Our Program
The Vascular and Interventional Radiology Section of the Department of Radiology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, offers a one-year ACGME-accredited Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship. Applicants for this position should be graduates from an ACGME-accredited Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program and should be board eligible or already certified by the American Board of Radiology.
The type and complexity of Vascular and Interventional Radiology problems at the Augusta University Medical Center provide excellent training for our fellows. The superbly equipped and well-staffed department delivers quality patient care, provides opportunity for education and research, and functions as a problem-solving resource for Georgia's physicians. The fellowship caseload is provided by the care rendered on patients at the Augusta University Medical Center and the Children's Hospital of Georgia.
Fellows gain experience using state-of-the-art equipment including dedicated procedure spiral CT, biplane digital angiography, digital radiology and fluoroscopy, and image manipulation on computer workstations.
Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship Educational Program
The one year ACGME-accredited Vascular and Interventional Radiology fellowship program is designed for radiologists interested in acquiring expertise in all aspects of Vascular and Interventional Radiology practice. This program fulfils the criteria for Membership in the Society of Interventional Radiology, and prepares the ABR-certified trainee to take the oral examination for the Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Vascular and Interventional Radiology given by the American Board of Radiology.
The Vascular and Interventional Radiology fellow will undergo an intense Vascular and Interventional Radiology training under strict faculty supervision, focused to develop proper procedure skills and problem solving.
The Vascular and Interventional Radiology fellow is required to attend weekly GI tumor board and monthly vascular conferences. He/She also has active participation and preparing the monthly morbidity and mortality sectional meeting and attends other inter-departmental conferences, as well as the department's Journal Club.
During the training year, the Vascular and Interventional Radiology fellow is given increasing responsibility in the performance, supervision and interpretation of Vascular and Interventional Radiology procedures. In addition, progressive teaching responsibilities and resident supervision duties are also given beginning with the second quarter of training.
We encourage research efforts and responsibilities during and after the second quarter of training, with a required development of a research project suitable for presentation at the Society of Interventional Radiology meeting or suitable for submission to the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology or other peer-reviewed radiology journals. An abstract on this research project is expected by the third week of December. The training program will cover travel and lodging expenses for presentations at national meetings. The fellow will also be involved in the development and presentation of several conferences for the Vascular and Interventional Radiology Categorical Course given to our Diagnostic Radiology residents.
Call Schedule and Benefits
Vascular and Interventional Radiology call is by beeper, tied to the Vascular and Interventional Radiology faculty call schedule. The fellow will have fifteen (15) days of vacation, which are scheduled on an individual basis as well as 14 days of sick leave. Salary and benefits are at a PGY-6 level.
Contact Fran Wolff for additional information about our Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship.