The majority of patients come from Arizona, surrounding states, Texas, and the Midwest. Our patient population is an adult population with diverse pathology including oncology and complex non-malignant conditions (e.g., transplant, cirrhosis, cholangitis, pancreatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, perianal fistula, pelvic floor disorder, endometriosis, urolithiasis, polycystic kidney and liver disease, inflammatory/infectious disease, and vascular conditions). Often, patients are referred to Mayo Clinic for evaluation by renowned experts, bringing complex cases from outside institutions to higher levels of care. Mayo Clinic in Arizona is also one of the largest organ transplant programs (e.g., liver, kidney, pancreas, bone marrow) in the United States. This patient population with diverse pathology makes our fellows proficient at handling complex clinical decisions.
Ethnic diversity and underserved populations are encountered at Mayo Clinic facilities.
The intent of our Abdominal/Body Radiology Fellowship is to produce proficient, competent, and independent radiologists. As a fellow, you are responsible for all aspects of abdominal MRI, abdominal CT, and US exams, including protocols, monitoring of exam, interpretation, dictation, reporting, and consulting as a subspecialist with referring services and recommending additional studies as appropriate. U.S.-guided procedures are supervised by a staff radiologist. The opportunity to learn and perform more advanced US-guided procedures is available.
You will have graduated responsibility and act under the direct supervision of abdominal imaging and ultrasound staff. As you progress to an expected level, increasing clinical responsibility will be assigned. Participation in multidisciplinary conferences is also a graduated responsibility starting with attendance at conferences at the start of the fellowship year and working in a stepwise fashion to present cases towards the latter half of the year. You will be able to attend and participate in a broad array of multidisciplinary conferences, with rotating responsibilities throughout the year to allow ample participation in all the available conferences. Because the fellowship is only one year, we work hard to develop your skills so that you can be confident as an independent abdominal radiologist.
Our fellowship is designed to provide you with a multimodality education in abdominal imaging that prepare you to thrive in both academic and private practice settings. Fortunately, these academic rigors still afford fellows and their families the opportunity to enjoy activities outside of the workplace within the large Phoenix metropolitan area.
Phoenix currently ranks among the nation’s top five most populated cities, with 5.1 million people in the Phoenix metro area in 2023. The city offers numerous entertainment and cultural opportunities, including access to professional sporting events, theater, arts, museums, zoo, botanical garden, aquarium, and various leisure activities such as shopping, golf, trail hiking, and fine dining. On average, we see about 300 sunny days per year in Phoenix.
Many of our fellows have spouses, significant others, or children, and the program provides enough flexibility to allow them to train while still enjoying their families. We are a growing, medium-sized radiology department. Fellows and residents often find themselves more than just colleagues—they are close friends, frequently interacting outside the work environment, and report overall satisfaction with the work-life balance.
The dress and decorum policy at Mayo Clinic provides the standards to maintain and convey Mayo Clinic’s focus on professionalism, quality, excellence, and safety. Professional dress and decorum are among the most visible ways we demonstrate mutual respect and putting the needs of patients first. The policy allows for flexibility. Suits are not required, but “business attire” (i.e., a tie) is recommended. Fellows wear scrubs and a white coat on appropriate hospital inpatient and on-call services.