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The residency in Nuclear Medicine is a three-year program accredited by ACGME. There are a total of six residents in the training program at a given time. In general two residents graduate each year allowing for two vacancies per year. The training consists of four-week rotations in various clinical subspecialties of nuclear medicine including general nuclear medicine, nuclear cardiology, and PET/CT imaging and therapy. There is special time allotted for research and CT training. To provide exposure to non-oncology nuclear medicine imaging, a mandatory rotation at external sites (St Vincent's Hospital, NY; Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, NY; and Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY) is included in the program.
[From Top] Training Program Director Neeta Pandit Taskar; Steven Larson, Chief Molecular and Imaging Therapy Service; Jorge A. Carrasquillo, Director, Targeted Radiotherapy Section
Fellowship training is available for those who have already finished an ACGME accredited nuclear medicine residency. The fellowship is not ACGME accredited. A fellow rotates in general nuclear medicine, nuclear cardiology, therapy, and PET/CT. There is enhanced exposure to PET/CT and research during the fellowship. See Nuclear Oncology Fellowship for more information.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is a 432-bed cancer care facility. The Molecular and Imaging Therapy Service has five state of the art PET/CTs, SPECT/CT, and six dual head scanners.. Every day >100 nuclear medicine studies are performed. The service performs more than 9000 PET scans per year, 13,000 routine NM scans including bone scan, renal scans, MIBG scans, and lymphoscintigraphy scans annually; 1,500 nuclear cardiology studies; 600 therapies per year. The trainees will actively participate in the performance and interpretation of studies, as well as in consultations with clinical staff. Trainees will attend and participate in various clinical conferences. They are also encouraged to participate with the faculty in clinical research projects.
Residents and fellows share on-call responsibilities at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Call is weekly and about once every six to eight weeks depending on the total number of trainees.
Conferences include daily lectures including didactic nuclear medicine clinical and basic science lectures, NM seminars, Tuesday radiology noon conference; molecular imaging seminars, case discussions, and journal club.
The service has 10 attending faculty involved in clinical practice, teaching, and research. The ratio of faculty to trainees is >1:1. The faculty participates in clinical case discussion, grand rounds, journal clubs, research, and clinical conferences. The faculty members offer guidance and support for daily clinical work and in research design and analysis. The faculty is highly experienced and the service provides immense exposure to contemporary research.
Neeta Pandit-Taskar, MD
NM, Program Coordinators