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 2024-2025
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, Newton Wellesley Hospital Emergency Department, Cooley Dickinson Hospital Emergency Department, and Foxboro and Harbor Urgent Care Centers.
Our BWH Emergency Department has completed a major renovation, and our beautiful new reading room will remain centrally located within the ER, allowing our fellows to play pivotal roles in the acute care of patients. During the COVID pandemic, we have also developed robust video conferencing capabilities to enable meaningful remote consultations with image sharing for those at other locations.
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, including emergency neuroimaging of the brain and spine on CT and MRI.
Our Division is deeply engaged in our national society, the American Society of Emergency Radiology, and in the international emergency radiology community, and our staff includes both the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 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, but there are no full overnight shifts. Electives in a variety of other BWH radiology divisions can be arranged depending on a fellow’s specific interests. Academic time of up to one day a week may be granted to those interested in an academic career and gainfully involved in structured research projects. Fellows are encouraged to initiate their own research projects with full support from relevant staff members, or to join projects from several ongoing in the division. Academic work space and access to Harvard resources is provided. Additionally, each fellow is provided at least 2.5 hours / week of protected teaching time in the form of case review sessions and didactic lectures. Small group case review sessions are held daily 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 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. We consider it our job to set our fellows up for success in their first attending job, and we have been delighted to see our fellows move easily into their first staff positions. Many of our fellows have also assumed leadership roles in developing ERad practices around the country.
Applying to the Emergency Radiology Fellowship Program
Interested candidates can submit an electronic application here.
Applications require the following to be uploaded as pdfs:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Personal Statement
- Recent Photo (jpeg)
- Three (3) faculty reference contacts. (Letters of recommendation must also be emailed, or mailed directly)
- Exam Transcripts – USMLE, LMCC or Complex
- ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)
New this year, all Emergency Radiology fellowship programs have joined the NRMP Match and the Emergency Radiology fellowship selection process will take place via the NRMP Match.
Due to the pandemic, our interview process this year will be exclusively remote via teleconference. Once we have received your application, we will send specific instructions for interviewing online.
For applicants starting 2024-2025, important dates are listed below, but may be modified at a later date.
- We will begin accepting applications August 1, 2022.
- Interviews will begin November 1, 2022.
- Interviews will finish March 31, 2023.
- Match day is June 16, 2023.
We recommend application according to the timeline above to allow for adequate time for interviewing before the fellowship match.
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.
Jeffrey Dileo, DO
ER Fellowship Co-Director
Christopher Potter, MD
ER Fellowship Co-Director
Tracey E. Martin