Neuroradiology Fellowship

Manoj Kumar, M.D., Program Director
Tasha Smith, Program Coordinator

Prerequisite: ABR-certified or eligible or ≥1 year ACGME-training and prior experience deemed suitable by the program director; USMLE Steps 1-3.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Department of Radiology offers a one-year ACGME-accredited neuroradiology fellowship. We participate in the neuroradiology fellowship match administered by the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) and will have one position in the 2018 match (starting July 2019).  We will accept applications in advance of the Match open date.

In additional to general neuroradiology, fellows will rotate through pediatric neuroradiology at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and Interventional Neuroradiology at UAMS. Interventional experience includes participation in acute stroke intervention, neurovascular interventions, and image-guided spine procedures. Training will include the opportunity to participate in a variety of multi-disciplinary conferences and thus interact with our clinical colleagues from neurology, neurosurgery, ENT, etc. Fellows are expected to participate in divisional and multi-disciplinary journal clubs.

Our neuroradiology division consists of 5 full-time neuroradiologists and 2 additional faculty members that share time between our division and Arkansas Children’s Hospital/VA. The neurointerventional division includes 3 full-time, radiology-trained faculty members. All faculty within the diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology divisions are fellowship trained. Our division provides service for affiliated hospitals with a combined 1,200 beds and the state’s only Level 1 Trauma Center. UAMS is the state’s hub of stroke care and intervention and also boasts world-renowned programs in myeloma and neurosurgery.

Scholarly activity, including involvement in research, is strongly encouraged. Fellows are provided with academic time intended to facilitate preparation of abstracts for national neuroradiology meetings. Presentation at the ASNR is encouraged and subsidized by the department.

Given the broad scope of neuroradiology, additional training beyond this year may be desired. Trainees electing and chosen for and successfully completing a second year of fellowship training are eligible for senior membership in the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR). Our program participates in the specialty matching services (SMS) and requires applicants to participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP)

Candidates for the 1-year Neuroradiology fellowship must meet all program-specific eligibility criteria. Qualified candidates should contact the National Resident Match Program (NRMP) to register for the match. General match information and the annual schedule are posted on the NRMP website. In addition to applying to the match, please follow the Fellowship application process below.

Neuroradiology will accept applications September through February. Applications can be submitted up to 2 years prior to the beginning of each fellowship year., (e.g., you can submit your application Sept. 2016-Feb. 2017 when applying for our 2018-19 fellowship position(s)). Interviews will be offered from October through February.



Fellowship Application Process for Neuroradiology:

Qualified candidates for programs that do not participate in the Residency Match should submit a completed Universal application form with a current CV, a personal statement of career goals and professional plans, and a USMLE transcript (all scores).

We require 3 letters of recommendation from current and former clinical faculty. One letter must be from your program director and all should be recently dated and on institutional letterhead. If you have been in private practice for 5 or more years, however, non-partner physician letters are acceptable.

We recommend you submit your application materials as soon as they are available. Complete applications are reviewed in an ongoing fashion and it is our policy to make interview decisions as quickly as possible. Candidates who are selected for an interview will notified by e-mail and scheduled for an on-campus visit.

Applications may be sent by mail, fax, or e-mail. Letters of recommendation must be on institutional letterhead and mailed to the department. Letters sent by fax or email will not be considered.

If you are an international graduate, we request that you enter the country at least two weeks prior to the start of the fellowship in order to adequately process your appointment and complete all documentation required for you to begin the fellowship program on the approved start date.

If you have questions about any of the residency options, please contact the Program Coordinator.

Neuroradiology Fellowship
send application to:

Ms. Tasha Smith
4301 W. Markham, #556
Little Rock, AR 72205
Fax: 501-526-6436
Phone: 501-686–8608


The UAMS Department of Radiology welcomes applications from all qualified applicants

Candidates for ACGME-accredited programs must meet all program-specific eligibility criteria. You will not need a medical license while in the program, but the College of Medicine will not admit a resident/fellow that the Arkansas State Medical Board (ASMB) will not consider for an Arkansas license. (See Arkansas Medical Practices Act 17-95-401 through 17-95-407 on Licensing and Regulation 14 of the Regulations of the Arkansas State Medical Board.).

Before you interview with us, we ask you to become familiar with the terms, conditions and benefits of appointment and employment.

Note to International Medical Graduates

We seek the most qualified residents and fellows, regardless of country of education. Some of our most outstanding residents and faculty are international medical graduates (IMGs). Because of the large number of applications and the difficulty of evaluating the records of IMGs, we can offer interviews only to those graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada who have a currently valid ECFMG certificate prior to appointment or a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in Arkansas and meet the eligibility requirements for the program.