Advanced Abdominal Imaging Fellowship

We have an unexpected opening for our 2020-2021 fellowship year and are currently accepting applications.

We are also accepting applications for the 2021-2022 fellowship year.  Interviews for this will start December 1, 2019.

Supervisors:

John McGahan, M.D. (Fellowship Director)

Simran Sekhon, M.D. (Associate Fellowship Director)

Number of Fellowship Positions: 3 per year
Duration of Fellowship: 1 year

Rotations: 

Body MRI: 4 months
Non-Vascular Abdominal Interventional: 4 months
Electives: 3 months
Vacation & Education time: 1 month

Fellows also get exposed to higher end Abdominal CT exams including CT Colonography, Enterography, Urography, and CT Angiograms during their core rotations.

Elective:

The time allotted for electives is intended to allow some flexibility for the fellow to pursue further training in specific areas of interest. Electives may include (either alone or in combination):

- Musculoskeletal MRI
- High-Risk Obstetrical Ultrasound
- Breast Imaging
- Cardiothoracic Imaging
- Research

Goal:

The goal of the fellowship is to provide high quality clinical education and prepare fellows for a high-end community or mid-level academic practice. All fellows graduating from the program in recent years have been recruited into top level highly compensated positions in California, the Pacific Northwest, and the Southwest region. This is only one of very few fellowships in the country that offers comprehensive training in abdominal interventional procedures, including biopsy, fluid aspiration, catheter drainages, and ablations, working alongside extremely skilled faculty.

On-Call Duties:

8 weekends in Abdominal & Thoracic Imaging (ER &IP CT, US, and XR)

Additional Shifts:

Fellows also have the opportunity for picking up additional general radiology shifts in the evenings and over the weekends which are compensated competitively at market rates.

About Sacramento:

The Medical Center is located in Sacramento, in the heartland of California. Sacramento is a vibrant, culturally diverse city, with year-round temperate weather and easy access to San Francisco, the beautiful California coast, several wine regions including Napa and Sonoma, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite Valley, and the Sierra mountain ranges. Sacramento is known for being Americas farm to fork capital and is also home to a major league sports team – the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association.

Requirements

  1. Completion of four-year residency in the United States or Canada.
  2. Requirements and procedures for licensing in California have changed and are substantially different than years past.  Please visit https://health.ucdavis.edu/gme/camb_licensing.html for specific details of the new requirements.  Additional information concerning licensure is available from the Division of Licensing, Medical Board of California, 2005 Evergreen Street #1200, Sacramento, Calif. 95825, telephone (916) 263-2344 or by visiting http://www.mbc.ca.gov/Licensees/Physicians_and_Surgeons/.
  3. Requirement for acceptance of international medical graduates at UC Davis for postgraduate training

How to apply

To apply, please e-mail you updated CV and a letter of interest to Simran Sekhon, M.D. at ssekhon@ucdavis.edu. You can also e-mail any questions you have about this fellowship program.

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