Schedules and Sites of Work

General Schedule Overview

Our academic year consists of two week blocks, with the exception of Fluoroscopy, Body US and Chest/Cardiac MR (each 1 week). These correspond with goals and objectives, quizzes and staff attending assignments.

  1. General (week 1 introduction)
  2. Neuro US/CT/MR (8 weeks)
  3. MSK US/CT/MR+ Nuc Med (8 weeks) includes PET/CT
  4. Body CT/MR (5 weeks)
  5. Body Ultrasound (4 weeks):
    1. Hands-on scanning
    2. Complete Log by December of your fellowship
  6. Body/Cardiac (6 weeks) *
  7. Body/Fetal (6 weeks)
  8. Fluoro/Rad (4 weeks): first 6 months
  9. Fluoro/IR (4 weeks): second 6 months**
  10. Elective (4 weeks): second 6 months***

*Chest/Cardiac rotation: spend time at workstation with Dr. Lorna Browne or Dr. LaDonna Malone. Cardiac MRIs preferentially performed on Tues, Wed and Fri at main CHCO campus. Supplement with other Body CT and MR when no Chest CTs or Cardiac MRIs scheduled.

**Decide after first quarter:  for second half of the year (Jan to June) choose 1: dedicated two weeks of Interventional Radiology alone, optional combined 2 weeks of IR/Fluoroscopy or no IR and only 2nd 4 weeks of fluoroscopy

***Holiday week- discuss which week you would like off, we try to balance the number of faculty and fellows with time off.

****Elective (4 weeks total, which may be separated into two 2-week blocks) flexible time.  Wide open opportunities from self-study to away rotation or combined.  If local at CHCO, still expected to read out cases in am (7:30-8:30) and participate in multidisciplinary conferences.

Training Sites

Children's Hospital Colorado

The Radiology Department at Children's Hospital Colorado (CHCO) is recognized for their expertise in evaluating and imaging the broad spectrum of childhood diseases and conditions using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment with special pediatric features. Our fellows and residents receive exceptional training from over 20 board-certified, fellowship-trained pediatric radiologists. Subspecialty expertise is provided by staff with dual fellowship training in pediatric radiology as well as interventional, cardiothoracic,  musculoskeletal and neuroradiology. CHCO is the only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center in Colorado. Approximately 200,000 imaging studies are performed at CHCO each year. 

Participation in daily rounds with the neonatal intensive care unit service and multidisciplinary conferences in all specialties offer opportunity for interaction with clinicians and insight into the complexity and challenges of caring for our youngest patients. There is a strong emphasis on education with a didactic pediatric radiology lecture series (two per week) dedicated to the radiology residents, which are given by both faculty and fellows. Fellows are given a weekly lecture by our amazing faculty on a variety of topics.

Children's Hospital Colorado is consistently ranked one of the nation's top pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report & Parents Magazine and is currently ranked #5 in the Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll by U.S. News & World Report in 2016. CHCO ranked in nine of the ten specialties surveyed and six of the hospital’s specialties ranked among the top 10, including Diabetes & Endocrinology, Neonatology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Pulmonology, Orthopedics, and Oncology.

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At CU, our fellows and residents learn from nationally and internationally recognized subspecialty-trained faculty and have the opportunity to perform cutting-edge research. Residents spend approximately 24 months of their training at the AMC. Our residents are involved in the performance, supervision and interpretation of a large volume of studies totaling over 440,000 examinations per year. These include approximately 82,000 CT studies, 60,000 ultrasounds, 38,000 MRI studies, 33,000 mammograms, 15,000 fluoroscopic procedures, 11,000 radionuclide examinations, and 10,000 interventional procedures. A computerized voice-recognition system is used throughout the department and we have web-based viewing capabilities.  CU is one of the fastest growing, most comprehensive medical centers in the country.

The University of Colorado Hospital opened its new $644 million, 820,000-square-foot facility on the Anschutz Medical Campus in 2007. CU Anschutz integrates world-class education and cutting-edge facilities in research and patient care on one of the nation’s newest medical campuses in the country.  

The University of Colorado ranked as the #6 highest-performing academic hospital in the US in 2015 by the University HealthSystem Consortium. CU was ranked as the nation's #1 academic hospital in both 2011 and 2012, and a top-10 hospital in 2013. In addition to being named among the top 10 academic hospitals in the United States, U.S. News & World Report ranks University of Colorado Hospital as the best in the state. For the first time, U.S. News and World Report has named University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll, recognizing it as one of the nation’s top 20 hospitals out of almost 5,000 evaluated. U.S. News has also named UCH as the number one hospital in Colorado, with 10 individual specialties ranked among the best in the United States.

Call and Moonlighting

Moonlighting

The Department of Radiology allows internal and external moonlighting opportunities for the fellows. We emphasize the need for our fellows to have ample time for reading, other Radiology activities, and work-life balance. Fellows are allowed to moonlight at UCH for the evening 5:00pm to 10:00pm shifts for additional pay. 

Call Duties

Our fellows will cover one weekend shift of call per month, and receive the following Friday off. The weekends which are not covered by fellows will be used as moonlighting shifts for our Radiology Residents.

Elective Rotations

Fellows are typically granted at least one month of elective time during their fellowship training. Electives may be used in two week blocks, and may be used to pursue additional clinical training in an area of interest or to pursue a research or quality project.

In addition to the elective rotation, other elective opportunities include a Clinician-Educator month where the fellow teaches medical students in the BAR Lab and creates modules/presentations and a Quality month where the residents spends time working with the institutional and departmental quality teams and focuses on a quality project.