About the Fellowship


This one- or two-year fellowship in Emergency Radiology involves imaging of both traumatic and non-traumatic emergency conditions. The Division of Emergency Radiology is located adjacent to the Mass General 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 Division of Emergency Radiology, 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.

Mass General is home to the first Emergency Radiology Fellowship program in the US, started in 1986 by Robert Novelline, MD, 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.


Instruction is provided at daily case review conferences, weekly teaching conferences and research meetings. Fellows also have the opportunity 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; there is additional exposure to abundant learning opportunities through interaction with other consultative subspecialty services, such as pediatrics, oncology, & transplant surgery.  Ample time is available for elective rotations with other Mass General radiology subspecialty divisions, including but not limited to neuroradiology, cardiac imaging, and abdominal imaging.

The Emergency Radiology fellow participates in divisional educational and research activities, including daily didactic & clinical resident and medical student teaching of emergency radiology, as well as participation in a wide variety of ongoing clinical investigations, which typically result in presentations at major medical meetings or publication in major imaging journals, depending on the fellow’s future career goals.

How to Apply


For the 2021-22 academic year, the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Department of Radiology has joined 90 radiology departments across the United States in pledging to follow the October 2018 guidelines for fellowship interviews and acceptances established by SCARD (Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments). Applications for the 2021-22 academic year may be submitted electronically by email or in the form of hard copy by US mail. Authors of reference letters may send their letters by email, however we ask that the original signed hard copies of the reference letters be sent by US mail (address listed below).

Interviews for the 2021-22 academic year will be conducted after December 1, 2019 in accordance with the current SCARD guidelines. The MGH Division of ED Radiology has also agreed to abide by the American Society of Emergency Radiology (ASER) mandated embargo dates for issuing notification emails regarding acceptance to our fellowship program. Offer letters will be sent out on Friday, January 31, 2020 by email.

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 Fellowship Director Ajay Singh, MD; Michael Lev, MD chief of the Division of Emergency Radiology; and 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 five fellowship positions available per academic year.

Foreign Medical Graduates (FMGs, IMGs)

Foreign medical graduates are encouraged to apply. 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.

Application materials

Required documents:

  • Universal Fellowship Application [PDF]
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Picture
  • Personal statement
  • Copy of medical school diploma
  • Copy of USMLE Steps 1, 2 & 3 or COMLEX scores
  • Three letters of recommendation

For applicants who went to a foreign medical school, please include:

  • Copy of ECFMG certificate
  • Visa status/copy of visa

Send your application materials to:

Stephanie Geohagen
Administrator, Emergency Radiology Fellowship
Massachusetts General Hospital
Department of Radiology
55 Fruit Street, BLK SB0029A
Boston, MA 02114

Email: sgeohagen@partners.org

Once your application is complete, we will evaluate your documents and invite you to an interview. Offers for personal interviews will be made upon completion of the application; therefore, we encourage prompt submission.