Pediatric Radiology Fellowship
The Pediatric Radiology Fellowship is a comprehensive educational experience emphasizing all aspects of pediatric imaging, emergency room, intensive care, CT, MR and ultrasound, including invasive and interventional procedures and sedation.
The Mass General Pediatric Radiology Fellowship is a one year, comprehensive educational experience involving all pediatric imaging modalities, including CT (16-64 detector), MR (1.5T and 3T) ultrasound, fluoroscopy, radiography, nuclear medicine/PET-CT, and interventional procedures. Fellows gain experience in advanced techniques of pediatric imaging including: fetal MR, cardiovascular imaging (CT and MR); MR urography, MR enterography and MR cholangiography; neuroimaging including spectroscopy, diffusion tensor imaging, tractography and functional brain imaging; and digital 3D image rendition and processing. Technique and radiation dose optimization for specific imaging tasks are emphasized.
We enjoy a multidisciplinary environment, interacting daily with all pediatric subspecialties. Our patient care facilities include the Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Units, inpatient ward floors, outpatient centers on the main campus and at multiple peripheral sites, and a satellite pediatric imaging center at our Waltham location. Our division’s medical staff is comprised of six attending pediatric radiologists, a dedicated pediatric radiology nursing team, daily support from Pediatric Anesthesia, and a radiology Child Life Specialist.
The Mass General Pediatric Radiology Fellowship is accredited by the ACGME.
There are numerous opportunities for fellows to develop or continue research in the Pediatric Imaging Division. Mass General is unparalleled in its breadth and depth of on-site clinical research facilities with many full-time dedicated research staff, including opportunities for interdisciplinary investigations. On-going research projects include: CT radiation dose optimization in children; MR imaging of inflammatory bowel disease in children; cine-MRI of the neck evaluating speech disorders; whole-body diffuse-weighted MRI, and hybrid PET imaging. The fellow will have protected academic time for research projects.
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TimelineWe will review applications and perform interviews in the spring of the calendar year preceding the fellowship year, which runs from July through the end of June. Please contact us directly for any requests for alternate scheduling.
Selection processThe selection process involves an initial assessment of your CV, personal statement and letters of recommendation (see below). Selected applicants will be invited for half-day interviews with Mass General Pediatric Imaging staff members and will have the opportunity to get acquainted with our working environment and facilities. Currently we offer one pediatric radiology fellowship position per year.
Foreign Medical Graduates (FMGs, IMGs)Foreign medical graduates are encouraged to apply for our fellowship. Please Note: to be considered for a fellowship position, you must have passed the entire USMLE (Steps 1, 2, 3, CSA and TOEFL) and be eligible for a Limited Medical License in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Please visit the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and Massachusetts Medical Board for more detailed information.
Important: Please do not send us documents other than those listed below, as this creates unnecessary paperwork. If other documents are deemed necessary (e.g., medical-school transcripts, USMLE score transcripts, residency rotation reports) we will contact you and request the specific documents. We do not require the Universal Fellowship Application Form, so there is no need to send one with your application materials.
You may send your application documents piecemeal, as long as you send only the required documents.
Due to the large number of applications we receive every year, we strongly encourage you to follow these three steps regarding application materials:
1. Required documents (Please see note below regarding formats):
- Curriculum Vitae
- Personal statement
- Three letters of recommendation
2. Follow these formats:
- Curriculum Vitae: Send as a PDF.
- Personal statement: State why you are interested in this fellowship opportunity at MGH and in pursuing a career in Pediatric Radiology. Do not exceed one (1) page, use single space, font Arial 11 or Times 12, one-inch margins. Send as a PDF.
- Letters of recommendation: Send as a PDF.
- Photo: Send a photo of yourself (preferably one just above the shoulders).
3. Send all required documents by email only to:
Katherine Nimkin, MD
Pediatric Imaging Division
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street, Ellison 237
Boston, MA 02114