We are approved for one fellow per year. The general Pediatric Radiology fellows will also rotate through IR (for a total of three months out of the year). Occasionally, rotating radiology residents request one-week electives in IR. The IR fellow is always given first choice in selecting the cases for the day. The pediatric radiology fellows will not rotate in IR until at least their fourth month of fellowship, and by that time the IR fellow will be taking on more advanced procedures, while the general pediatric radiology fellows will be concentrating on more basic procedures.
The majority of teaching occurs during procedures. The fellow is expected to research each patient prior to the start of the procedure, to review all pertinent prior imaging studies, and to understand the goals for the procedure and any alternatives or unique aspects to the procedure. The IR fellow also participates in fellow-level conferences with the general pediatric radiology fellows and in Fellows’ College activities, which are organized and sponsored by the Pediatric Fellowship Program Directors group, which serves all of the pediatric medical subspecialty fellowships by providing lectures and workshops on research, mentoring, job searching and other general topics.