Vijay M. Rao, MD
Professor & Chair,
Department of Radiology
Vascular & Interventional Radiology Fellowship
The clinical service is oriented toward fellow training. The daily schedule includes patient rounds and review of the scheduled procedures for the day. The division plays an active role in admitting its own patients and performing clinical follow-up. On a weekly and monthly basis, there are several multidisciplinary conferences held with oncology, transplant surgery, gastroenterology and nephrology divisions of medicine and a monthly Journal Club for the IR division. In addition, the fellows are given didactic lectures throughout the year and on a weekly basis interesting cases are reviewed. Fellows are required to attend one educational meeting per year, such as the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology and are provided funds for this purpose.
The IR division accepts 2 fellows each year for one-year terms. Fellows must have completed a radiology residency. The one-year fellowship consists of 12 months on the IR clinical service at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, allowing fellows ample time in the year to meet the minimum curriculum requirements for vascular and interventional radiology accreditation, including non-invasive vascular imaging, research and clinic experience. The division is approved to offer one position per year in the DIRECT Pathway, the alternative radiology training that enhances clinical and interventional training during the board-certified residency.
For more information click on Apply Now in the blue box on the right or call the program coordinator, Isabella Corcoran at 215-955-6028.
1087 Main Building
132 S. 10th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107