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Nuclear Medicine

Program Type:  Military Medical Center

Location:  San Antonio, Texas

Accredited:  Yes, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)  

Program Length:  1-2 years depending on prior Residency training (1 year for graduates of Diagnostic Radiology and 2 years for graduates of other Residency programs 

Required Pre-Requisite Training:  ACGME Residency Completion

Categorical Year in Specialty Required:  N/A

Total Approved Complement:  4

Approved per Year (if applicable):  N/A

Dedicated research year offered:  No

Medical Student Rotation availability:  3rd and 4th Years through a Diagnostic Radiology rotation

Additional degree concurrent with training (e.g. MPH):  No

Program Phone Number:  210-292-5287 (Program Coordinator)

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Program Hours of Operation:  Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Program Description

The San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium Nuclear Medicine Fellowship is the only Joint Service Nuclear Medicine Fellowship program for the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. It is a one to two years program depending on the candidate’s prior Residency Training. The program length will be one year for graduates of Diagnostic Radiology and two years for graduates of other Residency programs. The program can train up to four total fellows depending on the needs of the Army and Air Force.

Fellows rotate monthly through various services to include nuclear cardiac imaging, general Nuclear Medicine, Positron emission tomography/Computed Tomography, pediatric Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Pharmacy, electives, and research. Fellows spend most of their clinical time at the Brooke Army Medical Center on Fort Sam Houston. For the non-Diagnostic Radiology Fellows in the 2-year program, there will be four rotations in the Diagnostic Radiology sections of Body, Chest and Neuroradiology focusing on CT which is a needed skill for the interpretation of PET/CT and other Nuclear Medicine imaging with CT fusion. There will are elective rotations that the Fellows have during the 2-year program if additional CT training is desired.

During the 1- or 2-year fellowship program, Fellows will experience month-long rotations at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas or Children’s National Medical Center, Washington D.C. As top tier tertiary pediatrics referral centers, each facility will expose trainees to diverse, complex, and rare pediatric imaging diagnoses. Additionally, Fellows will rotate through San Antonio’s University of Texas Health Science Center and South Texas Veterans Health Care (Audie L. Murphy Division), where they would be introduced to different demographics and complexities of patient. The University of Texas Health Science Center rotation also serves as an introduction to Nuclear Medicine transplant imaging.

The SAUSHEC Nuclear Medicine section of the radiology department is comprised of five Nuclear Radiologists and one Nuclear Medicine physician. Graduate medical education is a top priority at SAUSHEC. Teaching methods include formal faculty-led didactics/case-based learning, Fellow-led conferences and tumor boards, and one-on-one apprenticeship training at the workstation.

As compared to all other military treatment facilities, BAMC has the highest volume and greatest complexity of cases. SAUSHEC Nuclear Medicine Section was the first DOD facility to offer Y-90 treatment for liver tumors, and currently offers the latest in theranostics to include Lutetium-177 PSMA for prostate cancer. Additionally, BAMC serves as a tele-nuclear medicine hub for small clinics and remote sites not staffed by Nuclear Radiologists or Nuclear Medicine physicians.

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Nuclear Medicine Fellowship Program

Location: Brooke Army Medical Center

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