Nuclear Medicine Residency Program
The principle goals and objectives of Yale New Haven Hospital's Residency Program are to provide an optimal state of the art and diverse environment in which the residents learn nuclear medicine, guided by high quality faculty who are dedicated to providing preceptorship in image interpretation, clinical problem solving, radioiodine and radioimmunotherapy procedures, teaching and consultation, and research endeavors. Residents are given progressively greater responsibility as ability and experience warrant. It is our hope that not only will they be well prepared to take the ABNM examination, but also that they will be life long learners who will be able to adapt well to future imaging methods in our ever-changing specialty.
YNHH's Nuclear Medicine Residency Program is offered through a rolling acceptance policy and is approved by the ACGME. In July 2007, the residency program has been expanded to three years for 4 residents. For those candidates who already have an ACGME board certification in a general medicine discipline, the program will remain at two years. Our fellowship for three nuclear radiologists will remain at a 1-year period as well.
The residency program begins after a clinical internship in the United States. With addition of a new PET/CT scanner on-site, our residency program is now focused on new imaging modalities and radioisotope therapies, including new exposure to related specialties such as radiation oncology.
With the arrival of the PET/CT scanner, a new dimension of cardiac PET/CT was added to the already established cardiac SPECT and PET training which was established by Frans Wackers, MD, and Albert Sinusas, MD. In addition, there is a variety of clinical and laboratory research projects conducted by cardiology faculty.
As for other research opportunities, our new Yale University PET Center has new projects as well as existing projects focused on CNS imaging.