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Emergency Radiology Fellowship

The division of Emergency Radiology services over 180,000 patients per year across four emergency departments in central Massachusetts, including one Level 1 Trauma Center. The division is equipped with state-of-the-art imaging equipment, including 128-detector CT, 1.5T MR scanner, ultrasound, digital radiography, and nuclear medicine. All examinations will be interpreted using AGFA PACS, Powerscribe 360, TeraRecon post-processing software, and EPIC EHR. The successful fellow candidate will become an integral member of the ED Radiology Division. The fellow will be actively involved in all components of emergency imaging – clinical consultation, protocol prescription, image interpretation and patient management recommendation.

Faculty

Positions Available: 1
Length of Fellowship: 12 months
ACGME: No
Application Dates: Begin accepting applications in June
Interview Dates: August through January

Program Goals

The Emergency Radiology fellowship program offers trainees an in-depth, comprehensive experience with exposure to modern emergency radiology practice.  The goals of fellowship comprise education, patient care, quality/process improvement and scholarly activity components.

The clinical training enables fellows to accumulate a broad knowledge base, develop interpretative skills, and improve decision-making/consultation skills. Fellows will have the opportunity to develop, under supervision, independent skills for the oversight and interpretation of multimodality emergency radiologic imaging studies.

The fellowship program trains fellows to interact with emergency medicine, trauma surgery and other specialty referring physicians in a consultative role. This is accomplished during daily clinical duties in person at the UMMC University campus, and remotely, at 3 additional emergency departments in the system. Fellows are an integral part of all interdepartmental conferences, including clinical, patient care-related, process improvement and education conferences. Fellows are exposed to and participate in ongoing radiology quality and process improvement, educational and research projects within the section.

At the conclusion of the fellowship, fellows should be capable of independent and accurate clinical decision-making in all areas of Emergency Radiology.

Curriculum

The Emergency Radiology division is staffed by seven, fellowship-trained radiologists who are committed to graduate medical education. Emergency radiology fellows are vital members of the division, participating in daily patient care and facilitating the oversight, interpretation, and timely reporting of emergency imaging studies. Fellows will also be an essential member in the teaching of medical students, radiology residents and other trainees.

Daily clinical case review sessions are held with ED radiology faculty as a 1:1 session. Didactic teaching of fellows is provided at weekly interesting case conference, biweekly teaching conferences, quarterly quality process improvement conferences and research meetings. Dedicated time is given to fellows for elective rotations with other UMass radiology subspecialty divisions. Fellows have several opportunities to participate in teaching activities for UMass medical students and radiology residents.

Discretion

Fellows are encouraged to initiate their own research projects with full support from faculty members, or to select projects from several ongoing in the division. Fellows are given dedicated, scheduled academic time and office space. They are expected to submit at least one abstract or original manuscript during their training year.

Imaging Facilities / Location

Future Institute - UMass Memorial HC - University Campus

Fellows are physically located at the University Campus Emergency Radiology division reading room. Emergency radiology studies are also performed at three additional Emergency Departments, and interpreted remotely from the University Campus.

Locations

University Campus is located on Lake Avenue and is home to a 781 bed tertiary care hospital, the sole teaching hospital for the Future Institute. UMass Memorial Medical Center (UMMMC) is Worcester county’s only Level I trauma center, primary stroke center and largest tertiary referral center for central New England.

Memorial Campus is the sister campus located a mile from the main University Campus. It houses a stand alone Emergency Department, OBGYN, NICU, orthopedic and other specialty services.

UMass Memorial – Marlborough Hospital is a community hospital located in Marlborough, MA, a few miles east of our UMMMC campuses. The hospital houses an emergency department with a full compliment of emergency imaging services, including CT, MRI, ultrasound, radiography, nuclear medicine.

UMass Memorial – Clinton Hospital is a community hospital located in Clinton, MA, a few miles northeast of our UMMMC campuses. Emergency imaging services include CT, ultrasound and radiography.

Information and Application

Positions Available: 1
Length of Fellowship: 12 months
ACGME: No
Application Dates: Begin accepting applications in June
Interview Dates: August through January

Contact Information:
Karen Granquist
Fellowship Program Coordinator (Interim)
Tel: 111.111.5749
Fax: 111.111.1860
[email protected]

Requirements:
Applicants must have completed a radiology residency program accredited by the ACGME by the time they begin their fellowship at UMMMC. Applicants must be certified or eligible for certification by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) or equivalent. Acceptance is contingent on obtaining an unrestricted Massachusetts medical license by start date of Fellowship.

Applications must include:

  • Fellowship Application (click here to download PDF)
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendations, one of which must be from your residency program director
  • USMLE Scores
    • Fellowship applicants need to have passed ALL USMLE scores, Step 1, Step 2CK, Step 2CS and Step 3.
    • Applications that are missing USMLE Step 3 will not be considered.
  • Medical school transcript
  • Deans Letter

Candidates will be considered for interviews only after completed applications are received.
Completed applications should be addressed to the Program Director and submitted to:
Emergency Radiology Fellowship Program
Attention: Karen Granquist
Department of Radiology, Room S2-302
Future Institute
Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA

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