Frequently Asked Questions

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When did the Neuroradiology Fellowship Program open?

The program received initial ACGME accreditation in July 2000.

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What does ACGME accreditation mean?

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) assesses the educational quality of graduate medical education programs in each medical specialty. This assessment provides licensing, credentialing and funding agencies, as well as the public, with a level of assurance that physicians have undergone training in graduate medical education programs that meet or exceed established standards. Completion of radiology residency training from an ACGME-accredited program is required for a California medical license.

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What is the length of the program?

One year.

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Does the program participate in the National Residency Matching Program?

Yes. Candidates apply directly to the fellowship program and are selected through the Match.

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Are there dedicated fellow-level conferences?

Yes.

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Are there outside rotations?

There is a one-month rotation at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. All other training occurs within the hospital.

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Do fellows receive medical and dental coverage?

Fellows receive medical, dental and insurance benefits, effective from the beginning of the program.

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Does the program allow paid time away to attend a conference?

Yes. The department will pay for one conference or national meeting, including registration, airfare, food and hotel. Fellows may attend other unpaid neuroradiology-related conferences with approval of the program director.

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How many neuroradiologic examinations are performed annually in imaging?

More than 50,000 neuroradiologic computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging procedures are performed annually, providing a unique training experience compared to other programs. More than 1,400 neuroradiologic invasive procedures are performed annually.

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Are there opportunities for research?

Yes. Fellows may participate in research with an assigned mentor. This research includes designing a project, participating in statistical designs and understanding Institutional Review Board requirements, as well as preparing abstracts, papers and presentations for publication.

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How many hours do fellows work per week?

About 45 hours.

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Who is eligible to apply?

Candidates must be currently enrolled in or have completed a diagnostic radiology residency from a program accredited by the ACGME. There are no exceptions.

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Are moonlighting opportunities available?

Yes.