How to Apply: Fellowships in Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging

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How to Apply: Fellowships in Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging

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Please Note: We are not accepting applications. If you are a cardiologist or cardiology fellow interested in a fellowship program, please contact Dr. Christopher Kramer at 434-243-0736 or cmk2n@virginia.edu. For further information, visit their website.

How to Apply

The timeline for the Fellowship Year beginning July 1, 2014:
  • Applications are currently not being accepted

 

Completion of an accredited four-year radiology residency program is a prerequisite for acceptance.

International medical graduates are welcome to apply to our fellowships. Fellows are selected on the basis of their medical training, general and academic achievements, and personal qualities. No preference is given to any particular medical school or geographic area, nor is race, sex, or national origin a consideration. International medical graduates need to have a permanently validated ECFMG certificate and have passed USMLE Step 3. They will be offered a visa for the duration of their fellowship.

If you are interested in applying, please send the following to our Fellowship Coordinator, Sylvia Coffey, at the address below:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Personal statement or letter of interest summarizing your training background, areas of particular strength and interest, and describing how you would hope to utilize and apply your medical training
  • Three current letters of recommendation, including one from your radiology residency program director; letters should come from those persons who are familiar with your recent training and current professional activities. Please instruct reference individuals to mail their letters of recommendation directly to Sylvia Coffey (contact information below)
  • Dean's letter from medical school (optional)
  • 2 X 2 photograph for identification (recommended)
  • USMLE and/or LMCC scores (photocopies will suffice)
  • ECFMG certification (if applicable)

 

[For US Postal service delivery]

Sylvia Coffey
Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging
sab6ce@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu
P 434-924-9484
Fx 434-924-8698

[For US Postal service delivery]

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging
Box 800170
Charlottesville, VA  22908


[Physical address (for all other forms of delivery)]

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging
1215 Lee Street
Charlottesville, VA  22908

Table of Contents

Fellowship Organization
Call
Evaluation

Salary, Benefits, and Academic Stipend
Vacation and Leave Policy
Office Space
Contacts

Address

Fellowship Organization

The Division of Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging performs comprehensive imaging of the heart and blood vessels with state of the art Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance scanners.  The goal of the division is to provide safe and accurate diagnosis of diseases affecting the cardiovascular system without the need for invasive procedures. Our experienced multi-departmental team utilizes the most advanced equipment currently available in the State of Virginia.

A dedicated cardiovascular curriculum consisting of didactic lectures, journal club, case conferences, and self-directed learning is in place.  The Division participates in multidisciplinary conferences and lectures with the Divisions of Adult and Pediatric Cardiology and Vascular Surgery. We utilize state of the art equipment from multiple vendors including two 3T MR scanners, several high-end 1.5T MR scanners, one dual-source multidetector CT, as well as multiple 64 channel CT scanners.  There are also two 1.5T and one 3T MR scanners entirely dedicated to research and the Division members together with other researchers from Radiology, Cardiology, and Biomedical Engineering are actively pursuing a number of research projects.

An Advanced Visualization Laboratory is also part of the Division and is staffed by a full time 3D technologist.  All major post processing workstations are available.

Fellows/instructors will perform and actively supervise complex cardiac MRI and coronary CT examinations, become proficient in post-processing of imaging data, and become proficient in interpretation as well as technical troubleshooting of all cardiovascular examinations. Participation in research projects is expected.

At completion of the program, fellows/instructors will obtain AHA/ACC Level 3 certification for both cardiac CT and cardiac MR as well as meet recommendations for training outlined by the ACR. They will also be ABR certified or eligible or have equivalent qualification.

Call

During the second half of the fellowship, the successful applicant is expected to participate in the Divisions call responsibility.

Evaluation

Fellows/instructors are provided with written evaluation of their performance four times during the program. The faculty performs evaluations of the fellows' performance at 3, 6, 9 and 12 months.

Anonymous evaluations by the fellows/instructors of the program and are received twice per year and faculty evaluations are completed quarterly. Faculty are evaluated using a numerical scoring system on a wide variety of clinical, teaching and research skills through New Innovations.

Salary, Benefits and Academic Stipend

Our fellows/instructors receive an annual salary that is competitive with compensation offered by other institutions. They receive medical and dental care benefits for themselves and their immediate family. Additionally, malpractice insurance is provided at no charge.

Fellows/instructors receive an annual stipend. This stipend is to cover expenses related to attending meetings or buying books. Each fellow is encouraged to attend one educational meeting of his/her choice.

Vacation and Leave Policy

Our fellows/instructors have 22 days of vacation time (plus additional time off during Christmas or New Year’s), and 5 days of meeting time to be spent at national Radiology meetings.

Office Space

Fellows/instructors have combined office space with access to computers, telephones, and PACS.

Contacts

Sylvia Coffey
Fellowship Coordinator
sab6ce@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu
P 434-924-9484
Fx 434-924-8698

Klaus Hagspiel, M.D.
Fellowship Program Director, Professor
kdh2n@virginia.edu
434-924-9401

Address

[For US Postal service delivery]

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging
Box 800170
Charlottesville, VA  22908


[Physical address (for all other forms of delivery)]

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging
1215 Lee Street
Charlottesville, VA  22908

 

The University of Virginia School of Medicine is accredited by The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer; women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.