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Curriculum

Trainee looking at imaging screens on the computer

Clinical training

During the Body Imaging Fellowship, you receive advanced training in all aspects of body imaging and interventions in both outpatient and hospital radiology settings. The core curriculum focuses on body magnetic resonance imaging, CT- and ultrasound-guided procedures, diagnostic CT, and ultrasound.

Rotation schedule

Rotation Length
Body MRI 17 weeks
Hospital imaging and procedures 10 weeks
Outpatient CT 6 weeks
Ultrasound 4 weeks
Ultrasound scan 1 week
Elective 10 weeks
Research 4 weeks

The broad range of electives accommodates special interests and talents. Elective choices include but are not limited to:

  • Musculoskeletal MRI
  • Vascular MRI/CT
  • Cardiac MRI/CT
  • PET/CT
  • Breast imaging

Call

Body Imaging fellows take independent call in the same call pool as Body Imaging faculty. Each fellow is assigned six weeks of call for the entire year. At-home PACS workstations are provided.

Didactic training

Clinical conferences, didactic lectures, virtual curriculum, and one-on-one instruction are integral parts of the Body Imaging Fellowship.

  • You participate in weekly fellow conferences that include didactic lectures, journal club, and interesting case conferences.
  • You hone your presentation skills through journal club presentations, lectures to the residents, and case-based conferences.
  • Weekly tumor board meetings also contribute to your training.

Research training

Excellent research opportunities are available at Mayo Clinic. Engagement is highly encouraged and supported by available protected research time. Experiences are tailored to individual goals and areas of interest, with projects ranging from peer-reviewed articles to presentations of education posters or exhibits at regional or national meetings.

Teaching opportunities

Fellows participate actively in resident education through daily clinical work and formal didactic lectures. Fellows prepare and present at least one didactic lecture for residents during the year. Some fellows also provide board review to the residents.

Evaluation

To ensure you acquire adequate knowledge and develop the appropriate technical skills to meet program expectations, your performance is monitored carefully during the Body Imaging Fellowship. You are formally evaluated by supervising faculty members after each clinical rotation and meet with the program director to review these evaluations.

In addition, you regularly evaluate the faculty to confirm that your educational needs are being met.

Trainees in the Simulation Center at Mayo Clinic