This one or two year fellowship in Emergency Radiology involves imaging of both traumatic and non-traumatic emergency conditions. The Emergency Radiology Division is located adjacent to the Massachusetts General Hospital Emergency Department. As a Level I Trauma Center, Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, and Level I Burn Center, Mass General is accredited to treat patients with the most critical injuries, and sees over 110,000 patients per year. Over 110,000 imaging examinations are performed annually in the Emergency Radiology Division which is equipped with the most state-of-the-art multi-detector CT scanners, including two dedicated ED dual-energy CT scanners, a 1.5T MR scanner, 24/7 dedicated ultrasound coverage, and three digital radiographic rooms. The Division is completely digital, with film interpretation on six PACS workstations and 3-D workstations.
MGH is home to the first Emergency Radiology Fellowship Program in the United States, started in 1986 by Dr. Robert Novelline, who also helped co-found the American Society of Emergency Radiology (ASER). Many of our former fellows and staff are now leaders in academic medicine.
Teaching of fellows is provided at daily case review conference, weekly teaching conferences and research meetings. Opportunity is also afforded fellows to attend teaching conferences of other radiology subspecialty divisions. Consultation throughout the workday occurs with our team of staff radiologists, emergency department physicians, and trauma surgeons. Ample time is given to fellows for elective rotations with other MGH radiology subspecialty divisions, including but not limited to neuro, cardiac, and abdominal imaging.
The emergency radiology fellow participates in divisional educational and research activities, including resident and medical student teaching of emergency radiology, as well as participation in a wide variety of ongoing clinical investigations, which typically result in presentation at major medical meetings or publication in major imaging journals, depending on the fellow’s future career goals.
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Inquiries for 2021-2022 positions are currently being accepted.
Anyone interested in a 2020 position should contact the Emergency Radiology Division Administrator directly, to discuss potential openings (contact information below).
The Selection Process
The selection process involves an initial assessment of your CV, personal statement and three letters of recommendation. Selected applicants will be invited for one-day interviews with Drs. Ajay Singh the MGH Emergency Radiology Fellowship Director, Dr. Robert Novelline the MGH ED Radiology Fellowship Director Emeritus, and Dr. Michael Lev the MGH ED Radiology Division Head, along with other staff members and current fellows. The applicant will have an opportunity to get acquainted with our working environment and facilities. There are up to four fellowship positions available per academic 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 Medical License in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Please visit the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) website and the Massachusetts Medical Board for more detailed information.
1. Required documents:
- Universal Fellowship Application
- Curriculum Vitae
- Personal statement
- Copy of medical school diploma
- Copy of USMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3 scores
- 3 letters of recommendation
For applicants who went to a foreign medical school, please include:
- Copy of ECFMG certificate
- Visa status/copy of visa
2. Send your application materials to:
Division Administrator, Emergency Radiology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Department of Radiology
55 Fruit Street, BLK SB0029A
Boston, MA 02114
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.