The fellowship program includes training in general nuclear medicine, pediatric nuclear medicine, nuclear cardiology and positron emission tomography (PET). It also teaches the safe handling and use of unsealed radioactive drugs for medical purposes, which involves quality control and quality assurance training. There are weekly conferences covering all aspects of nuclear medicine as well as weekly journal clubs and seminars. Trainee responsibilities increase progressively throughout the year, from close supervision during the first six months of training to greater independent responsibility later on.
As required by our accrediting body, the ACGME: "Required clinical education for entry into ACGME-accredited fellowship programs", the applicatn must be completed in an ACGME-accredited residency program, an AOA-approved residency program, a program with ACGME International (ACGME-I) Advanced Specialty Accreditation, or a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)-accredited or College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)-accredited residency program located in Canada." Prerequisite education for entry into this fellowship program includes the satisfactory completion of a Diagnostic Radiology Residency or Nuclear Medicine/Radiology Residency Program.
Interested applicants may submit the following materials via email or regular mail with "Attn: Arash Kardan, MD" as detailed below:
Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106