Neuroradiology Fellowship

Rudy Van Hemert, M.D., Program Director
Lacie Covington, 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).