Vascular Neurology Fellowship

Neuroradiology

Faculty contact:

Tabassum Kennedy

Neuroradiology Schedule:

  • Interpretation of studies with the neuroradiology faculty and fellows
  • Noon conference
  • Clinic in the afternoon or participation in the technical and professional aspects of cerebrovascular ultrasound and/or other imaging modalities per the interests of the fellow

Supervision:

The assigned neuroradiology faculty member for that day.

Didactics:

  • Radiology Grand Rounds – Thursdays at 12:00 in F2/401 (optional but encouraged)
  • Combined Clinical Neurosciences Conference – second Wednesday at 07:30 in F2/401 (required)
  • Neurovascular Conference – second and fourth Mondays at 16:00 in F2/401 (required)
  • Neuroradiology Fellows’ Conference – Mondays at 07:30 in F2/401 (required)
  • Brain Cutting Pathology Conference – Mondays and Thursdays at 13:15 in VAH morgue (optional but encouraged)

Recommended reading:

Chapters 3-5 of Anne Osborn’s “Diagnostic Imaging – Brain” text is perfect. (Ch.3: SAH & Aneurysms; Ch.4: Stroke; Ch.5: Vascular Malformations).

Goal and Objectives:

Patient Care

  • Goal: Fellow development of patient care skills sufficient for the safe and effective independent practice of vascular neurology
    • Objective: Exposure to the spectrum of neuroradiological studies available for the diagnosis of vascular neurological patients
      • Evaluation: Faculty evaluation of direct supervision of interpretation of neuroradiological studies

Medical Knowledge

  • Goal: Fellow development of medical knowledge sufficient for the safe and effective independent practice of vascular neurology
    • Objective: Understanding of the science of neuroradiology sufficient for clinical care, including relative strengths and weaknesses of alternative modalities of neurovascular imaging
      • Evaluation: Faculty evaluation of medical knowledge based on discussions during study interpretation

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

  • Goal: Fellow development of practice-based learning and improvement sufficient for the safe and effective independent practice of vascular neurology
    • Objective: Effective evidence identification and appraisal for neuroradiological questions
      • Evaluation: Faculty evaluation of this ability as questions arise during study interpretation where the fellow is asked to find evidence

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

  • Goal: Fellow development of interpersonal and communication skills sufficient for the safe and effective independent practice of vascular neurology
    • Objective: Effective discussion of study options
      • Evaluation: Faculty evaluation of direct supervision of these discussions

Professionalism

  • Goal: Fellow development of professionalism sufficient for the safe and effective independent practice of vascular neurology
    • Objective: The fellow will learn ethical, regulatory, and legal aspects of neuroradiology, including the difference between standard and investigational tests
      • Evaluation: Faculty evaluation of direct supervision of these issues

Systems-Based Practice

  • Goal: Fellow development of systems-based practice sufficient for the safe and effective independent practice of vascular neurology
    • Objective: The fellow will demonstrate the ability to work in a multidisciplinary fashion with physicians and technicians involved in neuroradiology
      • Evaluation: Faculty evaluation of direct supervision of interactions with these groups
    • Objective: The fellow will learn how to triage patients and allocate resources such as neuroradiological studies to provide high quality, cost-effective care
      • Evaluation: Faculty evaluation of direct supervision of these issues

Evaluation Matrix:

Neuroradiology
Latest revision: 07/22/2019

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