The Division of Nuclear Medicine offers three different types of accredited Nuclear Medicine residency training programs to suit individual needs. These are:
- A three year Nuclear Medicine residency after completion of one year of prerequisite training in an ACGME approved residency program.
- A two year Nuclear Medicine Program after achieving board eligibility or board certification in any program other than Nuclear Medicine or.
- A one year Nuclear Medicine residency after achieving board eligibility or board certification in Radiology.
A 1 year PET/CT fellowship is also available to physicians who have completed at least 2 years of ACGME accredited Nuclear Medicine training.
The large staff provides trainees with a rich experience in the management of the diverse clinical problems seen in a patient population drawn from a wide range of socioeconomic groups.
Nuclear Medicine Residents are given the opportunity to gain experience with a broad variety of nuclear medicine instrumentation, including a wide assortment of state of the art imaging devices and computers. In addition, there is an opportunity for residents who express an interest, for both laboratory and clinical research. The research projects may be designed by the trainee or may be part of a continuing study by a faculty member, either within the Division of Nuclear Medicine or in cooperation with other departments including Medicine, Surgery, Oncology, Radiology and several basic science departments. The clinical and laboratory research productivity of the Nuclear Medicine facility results in numerous scientific publications each year.
The faculty of the Division plays an active role in national and international Nuclear Medicine. Members of the Division have served as trustees and as Chairman of the Board of Nuclear Medicine and as President and officers of the Society of Nuclear Medicine. They have served on study sections of the national Institutes of Health and other research bodies. They have lectured on the use of Nuclear Medicine patient diagnosis and therapy throughout the world. The faculty has contributed more that 541 peer reviewed publications and has written or edited more that 30 books for general and Nuclear Medicine literature. There are several prominent nuclear medicine publications which are edited primarily by members of our staff. The Seminars in Nuclear Medicine, a quarterly publication, serving more than 5000 subscribers, is edited by Dr. Leonard Freeman and Dr. M. Donald Blaufox. The Nuclear Medicine Annual and Practical Reviews in Nuclear Medicine are also edited by members of the faculty in Nuclear Medicine at both Einstein and Montefiore.
There are frequent and regularly held conferences within the Division and throughout the medical center. Grand Rounds, Journal Club, Tumor Boards and Problem Case conferences are just a few of the weekly teaching experiences where house staff are active participants.
The Division conducts an annual postgraduate course which is attended by up to 200 physicians from the country as well as Nuclear Medicine resident physicians.