Nuclear Radiology Fellowship
The Department of Radiology of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center offers a 1-year fellowship in nuclear radiology. The training program includes experience in all aspects of clinical nuclear medicine and PET, as well as a significant research component.
Clinical Training Offered
Diagnostic nuclear medicine including PET, both in vivo and in vitro procedures, and the use of radionuclides in therapy.
Organization of Fellowship
The fellowship is designed to provide in-depth experience in all areas of clinical nuclear medicine, both diagnostic and therapeutic. The fellow is taught the basic principles upon which the field of nuclear medicine is founded, including radiation physics, radiobiology, health physics, instrumentation, radiopharmacy, radioimmunology and computer science.
After the initial orientation, the fellow assumes increasing clinical responsibilities so that by the time of completion of the program, he or she will be able to function effectively as a nuclear medicine physician.
Basic science and clinical research opportunities are a core component of the fellowship, with dedicated blocks of time for research as well as tailoring of duties to allow ongoing progress during the clinical blocks. Call responsibilities are largely taken by the faculty to further aid research endeavors.
To meet these objectives, the program offers excellent equipment, space, and staff; sufficient case material; and most importantly a stimulating educational environment. All the primary teaching personnel are full-time members of the academic faculty of Wake Forest School of Medicine with an active interest in teaching at the fellow level. The patient volume is adequate for exposure to all areas of clinical nuclear medicine, including pediatrics. All nuclear imaging, in vitro studies, and therapeutic administrations of unsealed radionuclides at the Medical Center are performed under the direction of nuclear medicine and are utilized for fellow education.
The research physical plant includes a cyclotron facility, radiochemist support, and small animal imaging core. Dedicated funding is available to support development of exploratory clinical studies, and there are many opportunities to assist in ongoing large-scale clinical trials. The institution also provides extensive research support through the NCATS-funded Wake Forest Clinical & Translational Science Institute.
The fellow is provided an office in the Nuclear Medicine department, and full access to the Department of Radiology's extensive academic support system including computer, secretarial, photographic, statistical, and advanced computer imaging laboratory facilities. A competitive package of benefits includes a book fund and paid attendance at a national meeting.
Four radiologists staff the nuclear medicine service on a rotating basis. The nuclear medicine fellow provides supervision for the radiology residents under the ultimate supervision of the nuclear medicine faculty.
Akiva Mintz, MD, PhD, Section Head
Paige Bennett, MD
Anita Thomas, MD
Shane Masters, MD, PhD
David Howell (Radiation Safety Officer))
Paul Stroud, PharmD (Radiopharmacy PETNET)
We are currently accepting applications for positions to begin July 1, 2016. Residents who have completed a radiology residency will be eligible for a 1-year fellowship program. A personal interview is required.
A completed application consists of the following:
- Completed Fellowship Application
- Curriculum vitae
- Personal statement or letter of interest explaining career choices and goals
- Letter of recommendation from radiology residency program director
- Photograph (optional, for identification)
Completed applications, letters of recommendation, and supporting documents should be addressed to Dr. Shane Masters. Requests for application materials and inquiries concerning interview arrangements, the receipt of materials, and administrative details of he application process should be addressed to Katie Holbrook at firstname.lastname@example.org.