The UCLA Neuroradiology Fellowship offers a rigorous ACGME-accredited training program designed to produce expert neuroradiologists who will serve as leaders in the field.
The program takes advantage of the exceptional clinical Neurology, Neurosurgery, Head and Neck Surgery and Ophthalmology departments at UCLA, which are consistent ranked among the top departments in their fields. Fellows are exposed to a constant and varied array of pathological conditions.
The fellow's clinical experience is supplemented by a comprehensive set of didactic lectures geared to reinforce and deepen existing knowledge as well as to guide further independent study. There are numerous joint conferences with other departments that contribute to the fellows’ education and understanding of clinical management.
We accept five fellows, a number considerably lower than justified by the size of the section and quantity of available imaging. We keep the fellowship small to allow every fellow to benefit from a full and comprehensive neuroradiologic experience.
The standard one-year program offers concentrated and rigorous training that ensures full competence in clinical diagnostic neuroradiology. For those fellows desiring additional focused experience in a subspecialty of neuroradiology or for those pursuing additional research interests, we offer a second year of fellowship. Unlike other programs, the second year is by no means mandatory and need not be elected until several months into the first year. The second year is typically highly individualized and self-directed. We do not require a second-year fellow to act as a “junior attending” in the section, thus freeing up all available time to pursue specific interests.
Our staff consists of highly-regarded radiology researchers, clinical educators, and expert clinicians. There are six full-time daytime diagnostic neuroradiologists, four overnight diagnostic neuroradiologists, and five dedicated neurointerventionalists.
The primary training site is the UCLA Medical Center, the flagship hospital of the UCLA health system and consistently ranked as one of the top hospitals in the US. Case volume is provided by over 15 MRI scanners located both on the UCLA campus and at clinics scattered throughout the LA area as well as multiple CT scanners. The department offers the entire array of advanced neuroimaging, including MR/CT perfusion, fMRI, DTI, MR spectroscopy, and noninvasive vascular imaging.
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is one of the top-ranked pediatric hospitals in the country, treating children with rare genetic and congenital diseases, neurologic disorders, and pediatric tumors.
The fellowship is organized as a series of weekly rotations:
Numerous lectures and conferences are provided, including but not limited to:
Extensive imaging resources are available for fellows to pursue their chosen projects, and an experienced group of physicists and statisticians is available to aid with the quantitative aspects of research.
Fellows are required to participate in new or ongoing scholarly activity during their fellowship. They are encouraged to submit original research and/or educational exhibits to a scientific meeting, and are supported by faculty through the process of abstract submission, preparation for the meeting, and the subsequent drafting of a manuscript.
We accept applications through the UCLA e-recruit system. Please upload the requested documents and request three letters of reference (to be uploaded by your letter-writers). We typically accept applications through the e-recruit website from September through January.
Once all materials have been submitted, we will review your application and contact you to arrange an interview. We encourage early submission of applications, as our interview dates are limited. Interviews are typically scheduled in February and March and include multiple opportunities to talk to current fellows and staff as well as a department tour.
Successful applicants must:
Assistant to Fellowship Program Director
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(310) 267-3635 fax