Advanced Radiology Internship

Froedtert Hospital offers professional educational opportunities to those interested in advancing and specializing their knowledge in radiology. This internship in Interventional Radiology is a 10-month program. The ideal candidate is a registered and licensed technologist. The candidate must possess:

  • Critical thinking skills
  • Ethics
  • Technical competence
  • Compassion and empathy
  • Dedication to the radiologic sciences
  • Commitment to professional growth and lifelong learning

Admission to the internship programs are open to all qualified individuals and we reaffirm commitment to the principle of equal opportunity regardless of age, race, creed, disability, marital status, sex, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, arrest record, conviction record, veteran status or handicap.

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The deadline for receiving completed applications for the September class is Aug. 1.

The purpose of the internship is to provide the skills, experience and knowledge necessary to prepare the intern to participate in the Vascular Interventional registry exam.

Academic Year

The Interventional Radiology Internship is a ten month program. The program runs from September through July. It is divided into four semesters. It is a paid internship that requires the intern to adhere to all Froedtert Hospital departmental policies.

Curriculum

The curriculum for the Interventional Radiology Internship is based on the ARRT requirements for certification in Vascular-Interventional Radiography. The faculty presents the curriculum through formal lecture and clinical applications to enhance the learning experience. Classes are 1.5 hour in duration and are held daily from 08:00 – 09:30. Clinical applications of ideas and concepts are applied from 0930-1630.

Rotations

The Interventional Radiology Interns have the opportunity to rotate through five single plane Vascular Interventional suites, three biplane Neuro-Interventional suites, two Hybrid OR suites and Computed Tomography. In addition, the Interns also have scheduled rotations in Prep and Recovery working with the nursing and nurse practitioner staff, Vascular Interventional Clinic, Neuro-Interventional Clinic, Ultrasound, Cardiac Cath Lab and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Course Descriptions

 

Semester I

This course content is designed to provide the concepts of venous access procedural indication, contraindication, complication, anatomy, disease processes as they relate to the vasculature and definition of terms. This course will also provide the intern with basic knowledge of catheters, guidewires, catheters and sheaths. Non-sterile products will be available for the intern to enhance the learning experience. Evaluation will be on the basis of completion of assignments, quizzes and a final exam.

Semester II

This course content is designed to provide the concepts of arterial diagnostic and interventional procedural indication, contraindication, complication, anatomy, disease processes as they relate to the vasculature and definition of terms. The intern will be instructed in embolization devices and there uses as well as IVC filters, balloon and stenting specifics. Evaluation will be on the basis of completion of assignments, quizzes, a final exam and a mid-term exam.

Semester III

This course content is designed to provide the concepts of neurodiagnostic and neurointerventional procedural indication, contraindication, complication, anatomy, disease processes as they relate to the vasculature and definition of terms. Evaluation will be on the basis of completion of assignments, quizzes and a final exam.

Semester IV

This course content is designed to provide the concepts of interventional liver cancer treatments, vein sampling, stent grafts and reproductive treatments. In this semester we will discuss procedural indication, contraindication, complication, anatomy, disease processes as they relate to the vasculature and definitions of terms. Evaluation will be on the basis of completion of assignments, quizzes and a final exam. The intern will also be responsible for a presentation worth 15% of their grade in this semester. The discussion topic should relate to Interventional Radiology. Finally, the intern will be evaluated with a final exam that will cover all of the information given during the internship.

Interventional Clinical Education

Clinical education is scheduled daily from 9:30 – 16:30. There are eight required competencies the intern must complete by the end of the fourth semester. Evaluation of the intern’s, knowledge of required pre procedural workup, patient care, knowledge of anatomy, supplies and equipment manipulation is conducted by the Preceptor.

Application Requirements

Assessment will include evaluation of the applicant’s transcripts, application, interview and work experience.

Personal and technical characteristics include:

  • Must be able to hear patient calling for assistance
  • Must be sympathetic and tactful
  • Must be dependable
  • Must be able to accept responsibility
  • Must be a good listener
  • Must be accurate with records and detail
  • Must be able to work under pressure
  • Must be able to lift heavy patients
  • Must be able to coordinate eye-hand movements
  • Must be able to see an image on a monitor
  • Must be able to reach extensively

Contact Information

For more information please contact Debra Barnes, BS, RT(R)CV, lead clinical interventional technologist, at debra.barnes@froedtert.com or 414-805-3052.

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