The Section of Nuclear Medicine of the Department of Radiology at Wake Forest School of Medicine offers an ACGME accredited one-year fellowship program in nuclear radiology. The training program includes classroom, training and experience in nuclear medicine, nuclear cardiology, positron emission tomography (PET/CT) as well as in Theranostics.
The fellowship is designed to provide the trainees an in-depth experience in all areas of clinical nuclear medicine, both diagnostic and therapeutic. The fellow is taught the basic principles upon which the field of nuclear medicine is founded, including: Radiation physics, Radiobiology, Health physics, Instrumentation, Radiopharmacy. Successful completion of the training program and requirements provides the fellow a certificate in Nuclear Theranostics.
The Wake Forest Nuclear Radiology fellowship program strives to offer the radiology fellow a great learning environment in diagnostic (single photons-regular Nuclear Medicine and positrons-PET studies) and therapeutic Nuclear Medicine (Theranostics) while providing excellence in clinical service to patients and referring clinicians. Additionally, the program facilitates research and publications endeavors in Nuclear Medicine, molecular & hybrid imaging and Theranostics. Nuclear Radiology fellows are intimately part of the success of the Nuclear Medicine section.
The training provides the necessary knowledge in Nuclear Medicine to prepare for certification by the American Board of Nuclear Medicine and Nuclear Cardiology and the full clinical practice of Nuclear Medicine, including eligibility for Authorized User status by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) or Agreement State. A Theranostics certificate is also given to the fellows who successfully complete all necessary requirements.
Ultimately, the twelve months Nuclear Radiology Fellowship Core Curriculum (combined with the Cardiology Nuclear Curriculum and Theranostics certificate) is designed to provide the Nuclear Radiology fellow with the necessary skills to become competent in all aspects of clinical Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology and Theranostics and to become leaders in their field.
MD or MD/PhD degree. Applicants are required to have completed the USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3. Additionally, the applicants must have completed an ACGME accredited radiology residency with 4 months of nuclear medicine rotation in the United States and be eligible to obtain a Medical License in North Carolina.
Interested applicants should submit a Personal Statement, Current CV, Copy of USMLE Scores, ABR Examination Results – if applicable and 3 Letters of Recommendation