Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Radiology

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.

The clinical and research activities of the MRI 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, which 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 a total of 10 MRI scanners. The MRIfellow 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 which 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.

Application Requirements

We are currently accepting applications for one open position to begin July 1, 2020.  This fellowship program is non-ACGME and does not participate in the match.

Qualifications:  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.

Dr. James Carr
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Radiology
Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship Program
676 N Saint Clair St., Suite 800
Chicago, IL  60611

Program Director

James Carr
James C. Carr, MD

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