Curriculum

One-Year Interventional Radiology Fellowship: USF-BCVI

Morning - Morning Rounds

8:00 a.m. - Morning Case Planning

8:45 a.m.- Daily Cases (Biopsies/Drainages, Diagnostic & Interventional Cases, Vascular & Nonvascular), Image Interpretation (CTA & MRA), Noninvasive Vascular Laboratory Interpretation (Carotid, Peripheral Arterial & Venous)

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon - Daily one-hour teaching (one-on-one) - Non-invasive interpretation with PVL Technical Director

Afternoon - Rounds and Patient Workups, Conferences, and Diagnostic and Interventional Cases

5-Fellow Rotation
  • Works in rooms with 1st choice of cases
  • Works up patients and sees consults
  • Biopsies and drainages with image guidance
  • Works up patients and see consults
  • 2nd choice in rooms
  • On call - Call taken from home by pager (no in-house call)
  • Works up cases and see consults
  • On Call
  • On call procedures and add on procedures only
  • Reads all imaging studies and noninvasive studies
  • Sees some consults, especially same day consults
  • Has formed one-on-one noninvasive lectures from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
  • Does office hours at BCVI Clinic with IR physicians
  • Rotates on Friday to surgical office for minimum of half day to:
  • Do venous insufficiency procedures
  • See patients with vascular medicine and vascular surgery physicians
  • During non office time, reads non-invasive specifically related
  • to office patients.Works on scholarly activity projects with research scholar.
Noninvasive Reading Requirements
  • Read all arterial and venous studies every third week
  • Read all consult exams every day
  • Read CT/MRA daily
Teaching File

The vascular and interventional section has the complete set of teaching materials from the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR), including the syllabi and the interactive video and CD learning material. Both video and CD players are available for use by the fellows. In addition to these materials, there are numerous educational videotapes, including case demonstrations and outstanding lecture materials from 10 years' worth of International Symposia at Baptist Cardiac and Vascular Institute (BCVI). In addition to these educational videotapes, there are videotapes from the American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Heart Association (AHA), and Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). A newly purchased cross-sectional anatomy text is accompanied by a programmed learning CD. The fellows also have access to a computer with Internet access for medical literature searches.