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hannaThe Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine offers a one-year fellowship position in emergency and trauma imaging. Fellows receive diverse and comprehensive clinical experience from the emergency departments of three teaching hospitals (Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown and Grady Memorial Hospital) and two community hospitals (Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital). Grady Memorial Hospital is among the busiest and most dynamic Level 1 trauma centers in the Southeast. Fellows can expect to gain interpretive experience in all modalities including CT, MR, ultrasound, fluoroscopy and radiography and teleradiology. Resident and medical student interactions afford fellows ample teaching opportunities. Protected academic time allows fellows to explore research interests.

Program Director: Tarek N. Hanna, MD

Assistant Program Director: Jason Weiden, MD

Objectives

  • To provide a diverse and comprehensive clinical experience in the emergency imaging departments of Emory Healthcare (EHC) and Grady Memorial Hospitals (GMH).
  • To facilitate ample resident and medical student educational interactions and to foster teaching opportunities. 
  • To facilitate academic investigation and further the understanding of topics in the field of emergency radiology (ER).

Schedule/Rotations

The Emergency Radiology Fellowship Program is a one-year non-ACGME fellowship consisting of 44 clinical weeks. The core clinical rotations include:

  • 26 weeks at Grady Memorial Hospital.
  • 18 weeks at Emory University Hospital Midtown

In addition, the fellowship offers:

  • 4 weeks of non-clinical/elective time
  • 3 weeks of vacation
  • 1 week of conference time

Clinical

Fellows can expect supervised and graded independent clinical opportunities throughout the year at various locations.

Grady Memorial Hospital

Fellows will staff the Emergency and Trauma Imaging (ETI) reading room with an ETI faculty member. Fellows can expect traditional staff readouts at Grady Memorial Hospital. Fellows will encounter emergent radiographic and cross-sectional imaging at the state’s largest and busiest trauma center.

Shifts include:

  • Day Shift (Monday-Friday, 8a-5p)             Approximately 26 weeks
  • Would include anticipated evening expansion shifts.

Emory University Hospital Midtown (EUHM)

Fellows will staff the Emergency and Trauma Imaging (ETI) reading room at EUHM with the ability to interpret images throughout the EHC enterprise. Via the PACS, the ETI Division provides support for Emory University Hospital (EUH), Emory University Hospital Midtown (EUHM), Emory Johns Creek Hospital (EJCH), Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital (ESJH), and Emory University Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital (EUOSH). 

Shifts include:

  • Evening Shift (3p-10 p)                      Approximately 10 weeks
  • Evening Shift 2 (12p-8p)                    Approximately 4 weeks
  • Day Shift (7a-3p)                              Approximately 4 weeks
  • Weekend Shift ( 1:30p-10p)               Approximately 6 weekends/year

There is additionally an option to rotate through a late-evening shift which runs 8 pm to 1 am. Fellows will render radiographic, ultrasonographic and cross-sectional interpretations.  Fellows will function in a supervised capacity with traditional faculty read-out sessions throughout the first 6 months of the year, with graduated responsibilities and eventually independent interpretation in preparation for graduation.

The faculty work overnight shifts (10p-7a); participating in overnight work is optional for ER fellows, and schedule for such work would be designed in an individual fashion following the sustainable faculty schedule model (1 weekday compensation day for recovery time for each overnight shift worked).

Fellows will spend half their clinical time at GMH. The remaining clinical time will be spent at EUHM.

Fellows are offered four weeks of elective time. Additional elective time can be obtained following discussion with the Program Director.

Education, Teaching and Research

Education

Fellow education will occur on multiple levels including: clinical education, didactic sessions, formal Divisional and Departmental lectures, self-directed learning and CME opportunities at conferences. A $2500 Professional Development Fund (PDF) is available for educational purposes and to assist with travel to conferences.

 

Teaching

Fellows will be actively involved in Divisional teaching activities involving residents and medical students during clinical rotations, didactic teaching sessions and formal lectures. Fellows will participate in the Emory Radiology and Imaging Sciences core lecture series. 

An Emergency and Trauma Imaging division educational lecture series occurs 2-4 times per month; this consists of didactic lectures, M&M Case Conference, Emergency Radiology Journal Club, and a follow-up case conference (pathology/surgical follow-up). Active engagement of fellows is encouraged and expected in these conferences. A dedicated media center is available to assist in the preparation of educational or presentation materials.

Research

Fellowship candidates are encouraged to participate in at least one emergency radiology oriented research project that culminates in either a publication in a peer-reviewed journal or an abstract at a national conference. Fellows are encouraged to attend the American Society of Emergency Radiology (ASER) annual meeting, which usually occurs in September.

Qualifications and Application

Qualifications

Applicants must have completed or be scheduled to complete an ACGME (American) or RCPSC (Canadian) accredited diagnostic radiology residency prior to their desired start date.  Qualified applicants must hold an MD degree and meet requirements for medical licensure in the State of Georgia. 

Applications

Please select the year you are interested in applying for to be directed to the application:

 

2019-2020

2020-2021 (link coming)

2021-2022 (please email Tarek Hanna at tarek.hanna@emory.edu)

Please direct any inquiries by email to Dr. Hanna. To submit an application for any fellowship year please email CV and cover letter to Dr. Hanna at tarek.hanna@emory.edu. The final application will need to include two letters of reference.

Tarek Hanna, MD
Program Director
Emergency Radiology Fellowship Program
Emory University Hospital Midtown
550 Peachtree St, NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: (404) 686-5612
Fax: (404) 686-5709
tarek.hanna@emory.edu

Evaluation

Feedback will be on-going based on clinical, research and teaching progress. Formal evaluations will take place on a quarterly basis. Fellows must demonstrate a commitment to professional responsibility and ethical standards. Fellows will demonstrate the skills and competencies described by the ACGME core competency guidelines.

Compensation/Vacation

Compensation will be commensurate with Emory University School of Medicine guidelines for post-graduate trainees. Emory University allots three weeks of vacation per calendar year for post-graduate trainees.

Fellows may participate in the array of medical/dental/prescription benefit plans offered by Emory University.

Conference Time

The Division allows one week of conference time per calendar year to pursue further education outside the institution.

Moonlighting

Internal moonlighting is available for Emergency Radiology fellows. Please contact Tarek Hanna for further details. External moonlighting is not permitted.

Resources

Although the Program Directors will be the primary points of contact, Fellows are encouraged to take advantage of the rich and diverse developmental, educational, research and mentoring opportunities available throughout the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, the School of Medicine and the University.

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