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Education of our Neuroradiology Fellows revolves around our excellent case material that accrues continuously, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Mass General is exceptionally strong in the clinical neurosciences and is consistently rated as one of the top two or three hospitals in this arena. In addition, we provide a series of specialized teaching conferences designed for the education of our fellows. There are numerous joint conferences held between ourselves and other clinical services designed for patient management which are also excellent for educational purposes. Clinical programs of the highest quality have been established at Mass General in acute stroke, neuro-oncology, skull base neoplasms, pediatric neurology, aneurysms and AVMs, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease and movement disorders. We are thus engaged with state-of-the-art approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of all major CNS diseases.We are leaders in the field of image-guided stroke therapy, including the use of CT angiography and perfusion along with MR diffusion and perfusion in the emergency setting. Our Emergency Department is equipped with its own MRI scanner to facilitate triage of the acute stroke patient.We are one of the first institutions in the country to have installed a 3.0-Tesla magnet MRI scanner for clinical use.
The staff neuroradiologists at Mass General are a unique strength. Members of our staff include Drs. R. Gilberto Gonzalez, Pamela Schaefer, Michael H. Lev, and Brad Buchbinder who have international reputations as experts in Neuroradiology. Junior staff are engaged in cutting-edge research activities that are helping to define the frontiers of neuroimaging.
The Neuroradiology Fellowship at Mass General is a rigorous program of clinical teaching and exposure to research designed to train outstanding neuroradiologists and leaders in our rapidly evolving subspecialty. We are engaged with state-of-the-art approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of all major CNS diseases.Education of our neuroradiology fellows revolves around our excellent case material that accrues continuously, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. MGH is exceptionally strong in the clinical neurosciences and is consistently rated among the top three hospitals in this arena. In addition, we provide a series of specialized teaching conferences designed for the education of our fellows. Numerous joint conferences are co-hosted by Neuroradiology and other clinical divisions, designed for patient management and excellent for educational purposes.
During the second year, fellows have Junior Attending Status responsible for reading out cases at MGH with senior attendings available for consultation.
Call duty responsibilities are the same during both the first and second year of the fellowship.
Research in neuroradiology at Mass General is at the forefront. Clinical applications of functional MRI, including diffusion and perfusion MRI, are more advanced than at any other institution. We are also active in developing clinical applications of MR spectroscopy. Our close working relationship with the MRI group makes possible these cutting-edge research efforts. In addition, active research programs in functional brain mapping, PET studies of neoplasms and several projects in the interventional area are available for participation by fellows.
Thank you for your interest in applying to the Neuroradiology Division’s two-year ACGME-accredited diagnostic neuroradiology fellowship. We look forward to receiving your application and meeting you during the interview season.
We participate in the neuroradiology fellowship match administered by the National Residency Match Program (NRMP). All applicants must register for the match. Be aware that deadlines differ each year.
1. Fill out the downloadable Fellowship Application and mail to:
Pamela W. Schaefer, M.D.Department of RadiologyMassachusetts General HospitalGray 2- Room 273A55 Fruit StBoston, MA 02114
2. Include the following documents with the application:
For applicants who went to a foreign medical school, please include:
Once your application is complete, we will evaluate your documents and invite you to arrange an interview. Offers for personal interviews will be made upon completion of the application; therefore, we encourage prompt submission.
The interview process includes spending a day with the division, interviews with the staff, opportunities to talk to current fellows and a departmental and hospital tour.
If you are selected for an interview, please provide us with contact information, including work phone, beeper number and e-mail address, and available dates for an interview.
For more information, please contact:
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