In addition to research, the John S. Dunn Center for Radiological Sciences is active in the teaching of professional personnel. The three primary programs include the Clinical Fellowship Training Program, the "hands-on" Practical Training in Image-Guided Intervention and the Postgraduate Research Program.
Clinical Fellowship Training Program
The Clinical Fellowship Training Program is a preceptorship designed to provide research (experimental design/conduct) and technical training for radiology fellows. For one year, interested fellows spend one day a week in the laboratory participating in a basic science research projects. These studies are selected and designed by the trainee under the guidance of radiology research and clinical faculty.
Practical Training in Image-Guided Intervention
Practical Training in Image-Guided Intervention is a program designed to teach technical skills to physicians performing minimally invasive procedures and acquaint them with state of the art products currently available for the performance of the procedures. Five-day courses are offered twice a year with nine trainees being accepted for each course. Educational goals are achieved primarily through hands-on training. Other instructional aids include demonstrations, informal discussions, in vitro models and instructional videotapes. Each course is approved for 40 hours of AMA/PRA Category 1 credit. To date, 20 courses have been held in which a total of 153 physicians from 20 countries have been trained.
Postdoctoral Research Program
The Postdoctoral Research Program is a preceptorship designed to provide research (experimental design/conduct) training for postdoctoral students who spend three to 18 months in the laboratory participating in research projects. To date, 36 physicians have participated in this program.