Nuclear Medicine Fellowship Program
The residency program is available to anyone who has completed an ACGME approved internship. The 2 year fellowship is available to those who have completed an ACGME approved residency. The 1 year fellowship is only available to those who have completed an ACGME approved radiology residency. Once the residency or fellowship is completed, the Nuclear Medicine physician will be able to practice at all levels of nuclear medicine. After completion of the residency or fellowship, the physician will be board eligible for the American Board of Nuclear Medicine or sit for the Certificate of Added Qualification offered by the American Board of Radiology.
Didactic education includes at least one clinical lecture and one physics lecture each week at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio. The clinical and didactic programs are organized so that a graduate will attain the necessary experience and hours to become an Authorized User (AU). There is clinical exposure to Positron Emission Tomography (P.E.T.), nuclear cardiac imaging, oral NaI-131 therapy for both benign and malignant thyroid disease as well as parenteral administration of beta-emitters such as BEXXAR and Zevalin.