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Emergency Radiology Fellowship

The division of Emergency Radiology services over 250,000 patients per year across five emergency departments in central Massachusetts, including the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Advanced Comprehensive Stroke 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. Artificial intelligence (AI) solutions are integrated seamlessly into routine workflow. The successful fellow candidate will become an integral member of the Emergency Radiology division and will be actively involved in all components of emergency imaging – clinical consultation, protocol prescription, image interpretation, and patient management recommendation.

Positions Available: 1
Length of Fellowship: 12 months
ACGME: No
NRMP: No
Application Dates: Begin accepting 2022 applications: August 1, 2020
Interview Dates: November through March

Emergency Radiology Faculty

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 4 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 eleven, 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 daily departmental noon conferences, weekly divisional didactic/interesting case conference, Peer Learning conferences every other month, 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.

Research

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

UMass Medical School - 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 four 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 University of Massachusetts Medical School. 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 complement 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.

UMass Memorial Health Alliance – Leominster Hospital is a community hospital located in Leominster, MA, several miles north of our UMMMC campuses. This hospital also houses an emergency department with a full complement of emergency imaging services, including CT, MRI, ultrasound, radiography, nuclear medicine.

Information and Application

Positions Available: 1
Length of Fellowship: 12 months
ACGME: No
NRMP: Yes
Application Dates: Begin accepting 2022 applications: August 1, 2020
Interview Dates: November through March

Contact Information:
Annika Mitchell
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Tel: 508.856.5740
Fax: 508.856.1860
Annika.Mitchell@umassmed.edu

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 recommendation, 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
  • ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)

Candidates will be considered for interviews once all application materials are received. Letters of Recommendation should be addressed to the respective Program Director and emailed to Annika Mitchell directly by your Program Coordinator or letter writer.  All application materials must be submitted electronically via email to:

Emergency Radiology Fellowship Program
Attention: Annika Mitchell
Department of Radiology, Room S2-302
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655

Due to COVID, applications must be submitted electronically via email to Annika Mitchell (Annika.Mitchell@umassmed.edu).  If email is not a viable option, please contact Annika Mitchell to discuss alternative modes of delivery.

Hao Lo, MD - Program Director Emergency Radiology Fellowship

Hao Lo, MD
Program Director
Emergency Radiology Fellowship

Hemang Kotecha, DO - Associate Program Director Emergency Radiology Fellowship

Hemang Kotecha, DO
Associate Program Director
Emergency Radiology Fellowship