Training Program Director: Maria Rosana Ponisio, MD
The Division of Nuclear Medicine has an active nuclear medicine training program approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Three to five trainees per year are accepted for a one-, two-, or three-year program depending on prior experience of the trainee. The training is aimed to prepare the residents for certification in Nuclear Medicine by the American Board of Nuclear Medicine (ABNM). A diagnostic radiologist (who is American Board of Radiology certified or board eligible) will be able to sit for the ABNM examination after completion of one year of nuclear medicine training. Individuals who have completed training in another specialty or who have completed radiology or nuclear medicine training in another country typically will be eligible for ABNM examination after two years of nuclear medicine training. Those without prior radiology experience will spend three years following a clinical internship completed before beginning nuclear medicine training.
The Division has a large, well-staffed clinical service, and the trainees have extensive clinical and didactic training, as well as opportunities for study and research. The primary research activities of the Division of Nuclear Medicine center around PET, particularly cardiac, oncologic and neurological applications. PET/MR has been in use since 2013. This research is funded by several grants and, in addition, there is active collaboration with scientists in other Divisions of the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology and from many of the other departments in the Medical Center.
Trainee competence is evaluated employing a number of tools including a comprehensive ABNM In-Training Examination, evaluations completed by faculty and staff, procedure logs, and other methods. The goal of these evaluations is to document trainee progress and assess educational outcomes in the following Core Competencies, as prescribed by the ACGME:
- Patient Care
- Medical Knowledge
- Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
- Interpersonal and Communication Skills
- Systems-Based Practice
Our program is filled through June 2020.
Most successful applicants for this nuclear medicine residency have completed training in radiology or another clinical specialty. Applicants without training in another specialty should have considerable research experience.
If you are interested in applying for July 2020, please send a CV and (if not trained in the US) your ECFMG scores. A full application package will be send to individuals who have the potential to be successful applicants.
We interview most candidates for residency positions approximately 12-18 months before the start of residency training. Visit our Education page to learn more about benefits.
Persons interested in applying for this program should contact Barb Knipshild at (314) 362-2809 or by email to obtain an application.