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MRI Fellowship

Program Goals

The MRI Fellowship Program at the University of Massachusetts provides comprehensive training in MRI in the diseases affecting nervous system, abdomen, chest and musculoskeletal diseases.  The goals of fellowship are twofold:

  1. To provide basic knowledge of clinical MRI physics.
  2. A broad exposure to use of MRI in different subspecialties.

The fellows are expected to accumulate a broad base of knowledge, develop clinical acumen, and learn protocols and consultation skills.  Fellows will work with experienced radiologists in the subspecialties and take advantage of the opportunity to develop his or her skills. In the early part of the training, fellows will work under supervision but will then be given progressively independent roles though which they will continue to get their cases signed off by the faculty.

Understanding the physics of MRI is an integral part of the Program and fellows are encouraged to sit with MRI technologists to learn the practical steps in various MRI techniques whenever possible.  

Research, though not mandatory, is important, and the fellows will have ample opportunity to coordinate with the faculty in the area of his or her interests.

At the conclusion of the fellowship, the fellow should have basic understanding of the MRI physics, be able to handle protocols, select the proper ones for different clinical problems, and be able to interpret common diseases.

Positions Available: 1
Length of Fellowship: 12 months
Application Dates: Begin accepting 2022 application: August 1, 2020
Interview Dates: November through March

Information and Application

Positions Available: 1
Length of Fellowship: 12 months
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

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:

MRI 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 (  If email is not a viable option, please contact Annika Mitchell to discuss alternative modes of delivery.

Sathish Dundamaddapa, MD - Program Director MRI Fellowship
Sathish Dundamaddapa, MD
Program Director
MRI Fellowship