MR-Predominate Abdominal and Cancer Imaging Fellowship
2019-2020 Call for Applications!
We are currently recruiting for two fellowship positions in our one-year fellowship within the Abdominal Imaging Section of the Department of Radiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center for 2019-2020. We routinely perform more than 36,000 computerized tomography (CT) scans, and 40,000 magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies each year. As a graduate of our fellowship, you will attain renowned, specialized training in MRI.
As a fellow, you predominately rotate in Abdominal MRI, which includes hepatobiliary, pancreatic, genitourinary, prostate, gastrointestinal/IBD, chest and whole body MRI. This fellowship is designed for trainees desiring high clinical volume in a friendly, collegial, high-paced, energetic, academic environment -- mid-year fellows typically read between 15-25 cases each per day.
While the fellowship has a focused emphasis on MRI, you will be heavily exposed to and proficient in CT and US. Fellows are encouraged, but not required to gain additional experience in CT- and US-guided biopsy. One month of elective is encouraged to round out the experience.
The fellowship fosters multiple formal learning environments including dynamic, scheduled didactics, monthly journal clubs and weekly interesting case conferences. In addition, fellows are deeply invested in clinical multi-disciplinary teams, interacting with multiple clinical spheres including: liver surgical/oncology, pathology, liver transplant, hepatology, urology, gastroenterology, and oncology. As a fellow, you will oversee daily MRI protocols, pre-dictate all cases autonomously, and supervise residents and medical students. Additionally, fellows are heavily exposed to image optimization including sequence development, artifact troubleshooting and scanning technique -- as a fellow, you will learn the nuts and bolts of CT and MR-image acquisition. Fellows graduate the program poised to lead and jump-start Abdominal MR in either academic or private practice.
There are many research opportunities and we strongly encourage you to become involved with both translational and clinical research in an area of your choice -- this applies for both traditional- and cancer-imaging track fellows. To that extent, we anticipate that you will participate in at least one retrospective or prospective research study to be presented at prestigious meetings such as: International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR), or RSNA. Fellows receive intimate mentorship in research scholarship including study design and development, grant writing and ultimately, publication. We hope to build your academic portfolio and support a competitive application as a junior faculty in Abdominal Imaging. To support these goals, we protect at least one academic day per week for fellow scholarship and fund unlimited conference travel and time as a presenter (one conference funded without presentation).
Fellows are mentored for academic and professional success -- 100% of fellows are employed at graduation, a majority enter academics or private practice in the NYC-area. We provide a competitive salary, intensive networking and professional support, and are extremely flexible with your schedule.