Massachusetts General Hospital is the main teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. The Department of Radiology provides many opportunities for clinical, translational and basic science research. Our clinical practice includes neuroradiology, gastrointestinal/genitourinary imaging, pediatric imaging, nuclear medicine, cardiovascular imaging, musculoskeletal imaging and intervention, thoracic imaging and intervention and interventional radiology. Basic science and translational research takes place in affiliated laboratories such as the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging.

Dr. Florian Fintelmann is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and serves as the point of contact for this program within the Department of Radiology. He has a track record of publishing peer-reviewed scientific papers with medical students as part of their medical dissertation. Dr. Fintelmann is a lung specialist and offers research projects related to quantitative image analysis including machine learning, interventional radiology, thoracic surgery, oncology and pathology.

Students interested in radiology or related research are encouraged to apply. Research is a team sport requiring commitment and open communication. Success in this fast-paced, interdisciplinary environment requires a high level of intrinsic motivation and the desire to publish. During our students' stay of at least 10 months, they will work under the supervision of a faculty member and will be responsible for at least one research project. The student will participate in research design, data collection and analysis. The student will engage in scientific interactions, mainly in the format of meetings where the student will have the opportunity to present his or her progress to other members of the research group. Lastly, the student will be responsible for preparing at least one manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal and contribute to other projects as needed. Please note that the publication process often extends beyond the stay in Boston and that engaging in patient care is prohibited according to the visa stipulations.

Candidates will be interviewed by Dr. Fintelmann and connected to potential mentors. He will guide students through the process of obtaining a J-1 Student Intern Visa, sponsored by the Harvard International Office. Funds for supplemental support may be provided, depending on availability of grant funding to the mentor.


  1. Independent funding to cover living expenses 
for 12 months (~USD $25,000)
  2. Prior research experience 
and knowledge 
with statistical knowledge is ideal
  1. CV
  2. Letter of recommendation