I. Objectives and Goals
- To provide fellows with an in-depth understanding of all the general angiography and interventional radiology being performed today.
- To be able to adequately judge the appropriateness of proposed cases as well as having a basic understanding of surgical and medical alternatives available.
- Fellows should gain the skills necessary to adequately perform a pre-procedural work-up as well as administer post-procedural care.
- They should obtain a working knowledge of the various drugs and contrast agents used in the various procedures.
- Fellows should gain familiarity with many of the materials commonly used, i.e., guide wires, catheters, biopsy needles, drains, etc.
- Finally, fellows should be able to perform most general angiographic and interventional procedures:
- peripheral arteriogram
- abdominal and thoracic aortagram
- some selective arteriograms (renal, celiac, superior & inferior mesenteric arteriogram)
- peripheral venography and pulmonary angiography
- inferior venacavagram and filter placement
- percutaneous needle biopsies of abdominal and thoracic lesions
- peripheral angioplasty
- percutaneous biliary drainage with and without stent placement
- percutaneous abscess drainage
- peripheral atherectomy and stent placement
- embolization procedure
- fallopian tube
- percutaneous nephrostomy with stent placement
II. Contact & Info
- Duration: 1.5 yrs
- Total Posistions: 2
- Posistions Filled: 2
- Program Director: Monte Harvill, M.D.
III. Teaching Methods
- Daily reading sessions
- Informal rounds of in-house patients
- Actual “hands-on” performance of the daily cases
- Responsibility for the work-up and follow-up of most cases
- Chairman’s teaching conferences
- Staff Lectures on selected topics
- Provide cases for the teaching file referable to Angiography/Interventional Radiology
- Most important, fellows are expected to read extensively from the bibliography provided
- Attend Vascular Surgery conferences
- Attend scientific meetings
IR Fellowship Duty Hours:
Duty hours are 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Including call covered from home every other weekend, not to exceed 80 hrs per week.
I. Objectives and Goals
Pediatric Radiology Fellowship:
The Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University Pediatric Radiology Fellowship in the Department of Pediatric Imaging at Children’s Hospital of Michigan is a 1-year ACGME accredited program with 1 funded position that is designed to prepare the trainees both for the ABR/AOBR CAQ in Pediatric Radiology and a successful career in pediatric imaging. This education emphasizes all aspects of pediatric radiology as reflected in the six core competencies.
- To demonstrably train the fellows to have a cognitive knowledge base and enhance their interpretative abilities in Pediatric Radiology;
- To demonstrably train the fellows in all of the imaging modalities that are currently used for pediatric patients at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan ;
- To demonstrably train the fellows to write protocols and techniques for all of the pediatric imaging modalities that are currently used for pediatric patients;
- To enhance the fellows’ teaching skills such that they will feel comfortable participating in the education of residents and medical students in the field of Pediatric Radiology;
- To demonstrably teach the fellows how to prepare and present lectures and other didactic presentations in Pediatric Radiology to their peers, residents, and medical students;
- To demonstrably train fellows in clinical research techniques, such that they will be able to critically review the literature, as well as to complete a research project;
- To demonstrably train fellows such that they obtain sub-specialized experience and knowledge in an area of their selected interest in Pediatric Radiology (for those fellows who remain in the department for a second year); and,
- To enhance the fellows’ communication with their fellow clinicians in all areas of medicine, such that they can learn to function in the role of a clinical imaging consultant.
The methods for attaining these Educational Goals include:
- Graded increasing responsibility for patient care in all areas of pediatric imaging under the direct supervision of staff pediatric radiologists.
- Extensive didactic and clinical educational experience based upon the subspecialty curriculum as endorsed by the Society for Pediatric Radiology (Pediatric Radiology; 25: 403)
- Access to extensive library and resource materials in pediatric radiology as well as extensive clinical interactive conferences with several pediatric subspecialty disciplines.
- Involvement in clinical or basic research.
- Involvement in the education and mentoring of general radiology residents.
- Instruction in issues related to quality assurance and continuing professional development.
- Mentoring in child health advocacy.
II. Contact & Info
- Duration: 1 year
- Total Positions: 1
- Positions Filled: 1
- Program Director: J. Michael Zerin, M.D.