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Clinical/Research MRI Fellowship

The Clinical/Research MRI Fellowship is a dedicated, one-year program incorporating all aspects of clinical, research and practical magnetic resonance imaging. The fellowship places a strong emphasis on research activity and is intended for individuals planning to pursue an academic career focusing on MRI. The clinical component includes training in the core clinical areas of cardiovascular, neuroradiology, body imaging and musculoskeletal. In addition, fellows will also have the opportunity to do elective rotations with options including breast MRI, interventional MRI and pediatric imaging. The practical portion of the fellowship provides an opportunity to learn basic and complex MRI techniques through supervised hands-on instruction in MRI scanning.

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Program Director

James Carr, MD

James Carr, MD

Program Coordinator

Michelle Bolivar

Department of Radiology
676 N Saint Clair St. Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60611

 Training Sites & Equipment

The clinical and research activities of the fellow will be divided between Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) and Evanston Northshore Hospital. NMH is a large tertiary care clinical facility located in downtown Chicago. It has 11 MRI scanners, including the state-of-the-art, ultrafast 1.5T Siemens Avanto scanner. Evanston Hospital is located 10 miles from downtown and has 10 MRI scanners. The MRI fellow will be expected to perform collaborative cross-campus research projects involving faculty from both NMH and Evanston Hospital. Dedicated research time will be provided for this purpose. Both NMH and Evanston Hospital have free-standing, dedicated research facilities on both campuses that contain state-of-the-art 1.5T and 3T MRI scanners. The MRI fellow will be supported by university research PhD faculty from both NMH and Evanston Hospital as well as scientists from Siemens Medical Solutions, who are based on site at both institutions.

 How to Apply

We are accepting applications for one open position to begin July 1, 2025. This fellowship program is not ACGME accredited and does not participate in the match.

Completion of a radiology residency, USMLE steps 1-3 and ECFMG certification are prerequisites for acceptance. 

If you are interested in applying to this fellowship program, please send the following materials to the fellowship coordinator:

  • Completed Graduate Medical Education application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Copy of original USMLE scores (1-3)
  • Three letters of recommendation addressed to: 

    Dr. James Carr
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    Department of Radiology
    Clinical/Research MRI Program
    676 N. Saint Clair St., Suite 800
    Chicago, IL 60611

 Why Northwestern?

Housestaff training through McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University provides diverse and challenging clinical experiences and world-class education located in the heart of the beautiful city of Chicago. Learn more via the links to the McGaw website below.

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