The Department of Radiology of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center offers a 1-year and 2-year fellowship in nuclear medicine. The training program includes experience in all aspects of clinical nuclear medicine, including positron emission tomography (PET).
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. The program provides opportunity for both clinical and basic science research, especially for those considering an academic career.
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 at the Medical Center are performed under the direction of nuclear medicine and are utilized for fellow education.
The fellows are provided office space 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.
An average of 2-3 radiologists staff the nuclear medicine service on a rotating basis. One or 2 dedicated nuclear medicine fellows provide supervision for the radiology residents under the ultimate supervision of the nuclear medicine faculty.
James D. Ball, MD
Paige Bennett, MD, Fellowship Director
Anita Thomas, MD, Section Head
Shane Masters, MD, PhD
Robert L. Dixon, PhD (Medical Imaging and Physics)
David Howell (Radiation Safety Officer))
Paul Stroud, PharmD (Radiopharmacy PETNET)
We are currently accepting applications for positions to begin July 1, 2013. Residents who have completed a radiology residency will be eligible for a 1-year fellowship program. Those who will complete or are completing an internship in any clinical specialty will be considered for the 3-year nuclear medicine residency. A personal interview is required for both programs.
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. Paige B. Clark. Requests for application materials and inquiries concerning interview arrangements, the receipt of materials, and administrative details of the application process should be addressed to Ms. Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org .