Neuroradiology Fellowship

The neuroradiology fellowship at the University of New Mexico is patient-centered and trainee-focused. While image interpretation is highlighted, our faculty understand that additional skills are required to become a well-rounded neuroradiologist. The neuroradiology fellowship trainee will gain confidence in interpretive and procedural skills, while building a repertoire of patient-centered care, including radiologist-clinician interactions, protocol selection and modification, patient safety and quality improvement, and continuing medical education.

Neuroradiology

During the daily work on the neuroradiology service, fellows, residents and faculty work together as a team. Ample clinical material for both fellows and residents is always available. 

  • Fellows participate in the daily interpretation of CT and MR neuroradiologic examinations.
  • In addition, fellows spend time on our vascular neuroradiology/neurointerventional service on a rotating basis, working with our neurosurgical and neuroradiology/neurointerventional facultyAdvanced MR imaging at 1.5 and 3T.
  • In excess of 5,000 Musculoskeletal MRIs are performed by our department annually

The Neuroradiology Fellowship didactic curriculum includes formal didactics during the neuroradiology block, as well as a number of multidisciplinary conferences, including

  • A weekly neurology/neurosurgery/neuroradiology case conference. 
  • The neuroradiology didactic block, a combined neuroradiology fellowship and resident teaching program, includes four weeks of lectures encompassing all aspects of neuroradiology.
  • The department often invites a neuroradiologist of national prominence to give lectures to the residents and fellows during this block

Fellowship training includes:

  • A weekly multidisciplinary sports medicine conference with sports medicine faculty and fellows who are the team physicians for the UNM Lobos Athletic Department.
  • In addition, we work closely with the orthopedic oncology service and participate in a weekly multidisciplinary sarcoma tumor board.
  • MSK Faculty and Fellows participate in a monthly conference with Rheumatology Fellows
  • Fellows are active participants in all conferences.

Neuroradiology fellows take neuroradiology weekend day call shifts along with a faculty member as part of their training program:

  • One weekend (Saturday/Sunday) of daytime shifts every 4 weeks. 
  • All rotations and weekend shifts are supervised by neuroradiology or neurointerventional faculty per ACGME requirements.
  • Optional paid call may be available, taken on a weekly basis, for the general Interventional Radiology service, with direct supervision by Interventional Radiology faculty.
  • University of New Mexico, Department of Radiology