The position of Abdominal Imaging Fellow involves a combination of supervised, progressively more complex and independent patient evaluation and management and formal educational activities. The fellowship position entails provision of care commensurate with the housestaff physician’s level of advancement and competence, under the general supervision of appropriately privileged attending teaching staff.
•participation in patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, safe and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health
•developing an understanding of established and evolving biomedical, clinical, and cognate (e.g. epidemiological and social-behavior) sciences and the application of this knowledge to patient care
•developing an understanding of the ethical, socioeconomic and medical/legal issues that affect graduate medical education and of how to apply cost containment measures in the provision of patient care
•participation in the investigation and evaluation of their patient care practices, appraisal and assimilation of scientific evidence, toward the goal of improvement of their patient care practices
•demonstration of interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective information exchange with patients, patient’s families, and all levels of professional associates
•demonstration of a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles, and sensitivity to a diverse patient population as well as an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care and the ability to effectively call on system resources to provide care that is of optimal value
•participation in the educational activities of the training program and, as appropriate, assumption of responsibility for teaching and supervising other residents and students, and participation in institutional orientation and educational programs and other activities involving clinical staff
•participation in institutional committees and councils to which the housestaff physician is appointed or invited; and
•performance of the duties in accordance with the established practices, procedures and policies of the institution, and those of its programs, clinical departments and other institutions to which the housestaff physician is assigned; including, among others, state licensure requirements for physicians in training where these exist.
As part of their daily performance Abdominal Imaging Fellows are responsible for:
1) Interpretation of CT, MRI, ultrasound, fluoroscopic and plain film examinations of the abdomen and pelvis. This includes all varieties of scans and indications, including but not limited to:
A. General exams for acute and chronic pain, tumor evaluation, chronic disease.
B. Subspecialty urologic exams for hematuria, stone disease, renal, ureteral, bladder and urethral neoplasms
C. Subspecialty gastrointestinal exams for bowel inflammation, neoplasm, perforation and ischemia
D. Subspecialty exams of the liver, pancreas, adrenals, spleen, biliary tree, gallbladder, lymph nodes, peritoneal and retroperitoneal spaces, musculoskeletal structures, and diaphragm.
2) Performance of interventional abdominal (and some extra-abdominal) procedures, including but not limited to:
A. Abscess drainage, tumor biopsy, cholecystostomy tube placement, paracentesis, thoracentesis
B. Thyroid biopsy
C. Bone marrow biopsy
D. Lung biopsy
E. Chest tube placement
3) Preparation and participation in multidisciplinary tumor boards, including
B. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
E. General Oncology
4) “On Call” is shared evenly among the fellows. This includes nightly ‘beeper’ call from home, and weekend call. Weekend call includes in hospital (8 am - 5 pm) interpretation of overnight cases for Grady Health interpreted with preliminary readings by the overnight residents, abdominal cases performed during the day, and all abdominal covered procedures at Grady, EUH, and Emory Midtown. Beeper coverage from home is covered from 5 pm - 8 am the next morning.
Coverage responsibilities and hours of duty may vary slight when assigned to various facilities, which include:
Emory University Hospital (EUH)
Emory University Hospital Midtown (EUHM)
Emory St Joseph’s Hospital (ESJH)
Grady Memorial Hospital (GMH)
All interpreted cases are reviewed with an attending radiologist prior to finalization. All interventional procedures done during the day are supervised by either an attending radiologist or an advanced practice provider (APP) with attending oversight. All procedures done on call are supervised by an attending radiologist.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be ABR Board-certified or eligible, complete a US or Canadian residency program and be eligible to obtain an unrestricted Georgia medical license.