Fellowship in Emergency Radiology

Welcome! You have taken the first step toward pursuing a challenging and rewarding learning experience. The Division of Emergency Radiology is pleased to offer several Fellowship opportunities per academic year. Presently we are accepting applications for the following term.

Academic Year 2021-2022

This one-year fellowship is designed for radiologists seeking advanced training for a career in Emergency Radiology. Fellows are exposed to the full breadth and depth of Emergency and Trauma Radiology in a diverse patient population in varied environments. Clinical work focuses on the imaging of acutely ill and traumatized patients presenting to the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Emergency Department, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital Emergency Department and Foxboro Urgent Care Center. Our reading room is located in the Brigham and Women’s Emergency Department, allowing our fellows to play pivotal roles in the acute care of patients. In all aspects, fellows serve as integral members of the care team to help guide immediate management decisions through direct interaction with Emergency Medicine, the trauma team, and consulting specialists in neuro, orthopedics, cardiothoracic, vascular, and plastic surgery. Under supervision of our dedicated 24/7 Emergency Radiology faculty, our fellows develop essential skills in optimizing imaging approach and workflow, managing a busy practice and interpreting all imaging modalities across all organ systems.

In addition to our primary site at the Brigham and Women’s Emergency Department, fellows spend several months as an integral member of the neuroradiology service at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in West Roxbury, a busy service that cares for complex patients requiring emergency, inpatient and outpatient imaging. Few Emergency Radiology programs in the country offer this level of dedicated neuroradiology training, which is becoming increasingly important in emergency radiology services.

Our Division is also deeply engaged in our national society, the American Society of Emergency Radiology, and in the international emergency radiology community, and our staff includes the current and immediate past ASER presidents. Our group is a leading contributor to research and education in the emergency radiology community.

Our fellows share in the evening and weekend coverage. A generous allowance for academic time of up to one day a week is granted to those interested in an academic career and gainfully involved in research. Fellows are encouraged to initiate their own research projects with full support from relevant staff members, or to select projects from several ongoing in the division. Academic work space and access to Harvard resources is provided. Additionally, each fellow is provided at least 1.0 hours / week of protected teaching time in the form of case review sessions and didactic lectures. Small group case review sessions are held weekly by an ER staff radiologist, and lectures are exclusively designed for ER fellows on important topics in Emergency Radiology. All fellows are encouraged to attend resident lectures throughout the year. Emergency Radiology fellows will have several opportunities to participate in teaching activities for Harvard medical students and BWH radiology residents. When staff positions are available, qualified fellows are strongly considered to transition into attending roles within the Division of Emergency Radiology at conclusion of fellowship.

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Applying to the Emergency Radiology Fellowship Program

For consideration, please submit the following items:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Recent photograph of yourself
  3. Curriculum Vitae, including your email address
  4. Personal statement detailing your choice of an Emergency Radiology Fellowship
  5. Three (3) letters of recommendation from faculty members who you know well (may be sent under separate cover)
  6. Copy of USLME scores - Step 1, 2 and 3
  7. Foreign applicants must submit a copy of their ECFMG certificate

Mail application materials to:

Christopher Potter, MD
ER Fellowship Director
Department of Radiology
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Address inquiries to:

Tracey E. Martin
Program Coordinator
Phone: (617) 732-6506
Email: tmartin7@bwh.harvard.edu

Application Timeline

The Emergency Radiology application and interview process is changing in order to provide trainees interested in Emergency Radiology an opportunity to experience all programs in which they have interest.

For applicants starting 2021-2022, important dates are below, but may change:

  1. We will begin accepting applications August 1, 2019.
  2. Interviews will begin December 1, 2020.

We recommend application according to the timeline above to allow for adequate time for interviewing before the fellowship acceptance cycle.

We also recommend attending our annual American Society of Emergency Radiology meeting to meet our faculty, fellows and other interested trainees.

Personal statements and letters of recommendations are of particular interest. Your personal statement, and letters should tell us about your unique qualities, why you have chosen Emergency Radiology, and your specific goals. If there are gaps in your education, please explain contributing factors.

Contact

Christopher Potter, MD
ER Fellowship Director

Tracey E. Martin
Program Coordinator
Phone: (617) 732-6506
Email: tmartin7@bwh.harvard.edu

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