Prerequisite Training/Selection Criteria

Applications are received and screened based on the selection criteria and guidelines set forth by Jackson Memorial Hospital. All applicants must have completed and graduated from their Diagnostic Radiology Residency training program and must have passed Steps 1, 2CS, 2CK, and 3 (eligible) of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). Foreign medical graduates are required to have the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certification. The institution sponsors J-1 visas for qualified applicants.

Location

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Visas

The J1-Visa: Alien Physician Program, sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, is the standard visa for residents/fellows who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For specific program eligibility/qualifications or additional information, please contact:

Lourdes Boet
Hospital Services Supervisor
Physician Services Department

Jackson Health System
1611 N.W. 12th Ave. Suite ET-1004
Miami, FL 33136-1096
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123
Email: LBoet@jhsmiami.org

Emergency-Trauma Radiology Fellowship

Mission and Vision

Our mission is to provide practical, in-depth experience in the effective imaging of the acutely injured or ill patient. At the conclusion of the fellowship, trainees will have the requisite skills for either an entirely clinical practice setting or for academics.

Mission and Vision

Our mission is to provide practical, in-depth experience in the effective imaging of the acutely injured or ill patient. At the conclusion of the fellowship, trainees will have the requisite skills for either an entirely clinical practice setting or for academics.

Program Director’s Welcome

Jackson Health System is a nonprofit academic medical system.

Jackson Memorial Hospital is a tertiary academic center and the 3rd largest hospital in the United States.

Jackson Memorial Hospital offers a one-year fellowship in emergency-trauma radiology designed to engage fellows in real-time, high-level trauma imaging.

Program Director’s Welcome

Jackson Health System is a nonprofit academic medical system.

Jackson Memorial Hospital is a tertiary academic center and the 3rd largest hospital in the United States.

Jackson Memorial Hospital offers a one-year fellowship in emergency-trauma radiology designed to engage fellows in real-time, high-level trauma imaging.

Our Emergency Radiology Division has a strong working relationship with the Ryder Trauma Center which is a Level I adult and pediatric trauma center in Miami-Dade County. Ryder Trauma treats an average of 4,000 patients each year, making it one of the busiest trauma centers in South Florida.

The continued increase in emergency department patient volumes has promoted a demand for emergency radiologists in academic, clinical, and private practices.

Kim Caban, MD

ER-Trauma Radiology
Fellowship Director

Clinical Experience

Overall Goals and Objectives

The Emergency Radiology Division focuses on providing imaging care for acutely ill and traumatized patients, and we work closely with Emergency Medicine Physicians, Acute Care (trauma) Surgeons, and other providers for the care and treatment of patients. Rapid turn-around-times are essential for this specialty in order to provide appropriate patient management in a timely manner.

Our fellows are trained in six competencies

  • Patient Care
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Interpersonal and Communication:
  • Professionalism
  • Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
  • Systems-Based Practice

Fellows will develop skills in the management of the busy and complex emergency radiology practice and will become experienced consultants for the other medical professionals in the emergency/trauma center.

Educational Program (Basic Curriculum)

  • Trauma Imaging: Trauma-based protocols, in-depth knowledge of process of injury, organ injury diagnosis and characterization, and appropriate utilization of resources in mass causality incidents.
  • Non-Trauma Acute Care Imaging: Wide spectrum full-body imaging with an emphasis on acute conditions and providing the information necessary for triaging and treating the patient.
  • Non-Interpretive Skills: Emergency Department imaging workflow and management, best practices and protocols, mass-casualty preparedness and response, advanced techniques (DECT, abbreviated rapid MR protocols, etc).
  • Wide range of pathological cases.
  • State of the art trauma and emergency imaging, including dual energy CT and coronary CTA.
  • Under supervision of the faculty, fellows will learn interpretation of conventional and digital computed radiography and cross-sectional imaging, primarily CT and ultrasound, as they relate to care of the acutely ill or injured patient.
  • Fellows will be involved in coronary CTA and “triple rule out” CTA, including patient selection and preparation, exam acquisition, and image analysis.
  • Fellows protocol and interpret all imaging done in the emergency department from the patient’s head to toes.
  • The division of Emergency Radiology services the adult medical, adult surgical, OB/Gyn and pediatric emergency departments at Jackson Memorial Hospital as well as Ryder, level 1 Trauma Center. Jackson Memorial is a Comprehensive Stroke Center. The Department of Radiology is equipped with state-of-the-art imaging equipment, including advanced multidetector CT, 3T and 1.5T MR scanners, ultrasound, digital radiography, and nuclear medicine. All examinations are interpreted using Philips Intellispace PACS, Powerscribe 360, TeraRecon post-processing software, and Cerner EHR. The successful fellow candidate will become an integral member of the ED Radiology section.

Clinical Duties

In conjunction with faculty radiologists, fellows are involved in the protocoling and interpretation of all emergency radiology examinations, specifically:

  • CT and MR [including: Abdomen/Body, Chest, Musculoskeletal, Neuro, and Non-Cardiac CT Angiography (CTA)
  • Ultrasound (Body, First-trimester OB/GYN, Vascular)
  • Radiography as well as occasional fluoroscopy.
  • The fellow will be actively involved in all components of emergency imaging – clinical consultation, protocol prescription, image interpretation and patient management recommendation.

Working Hours

On average the fellow will have 5.25 shifts per week in the Emergency Radiology Division. The program director and fellow will decide the specific coverage times based on what will be most beneficial for the fellow’s learning experience.

ER/Trauma Radiology Faculty

Felipe Munera, MD, Chief

Thiago Braga, MD

Kim Caban, MD

Ignacio Castellon, MD

Gary Danton, PhD, MD

Anthony Durso, MD

Adam Martin, MD

Fabio Paes, MD

Lawrence Sanders, MD

Allen Sanchez, MD

Aaron Winn, MD