Emergency Radiology Fellowship


Barbara Pawley, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
Program Director, Emergency Radiology Fellowship

The University of Kentucky Department of Radiology is proud to offer an Emergency Radiology Fellowship.  This non-ACGME accredited fellowship is a 12 month program with one fellowship spot per year.

OUR LEVEL 1 TRAUMA CENTER
The University of Kentucky Department of Radiology supports emergency patient care at both its Chandler and the Good Samaritan campuses.  The Chandler Hospital Level 1 Trauma Center is one of only two Level 1 Trauma Centers in Kentucky and the only Level 1 Trauma Center serving central and eastern Kentucky.  UK Chandler Hospital is also one of only 31 medical centers in the United States to be certified as both a pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center and adult Level 1 Trauma Center.

 

OUR TRAINING PROGRAM

Learning Objectives:
Under faculty supervision, fellows obtain subspecialty expertise in the interpretation of all radiographic and cross-sectional imaging, including CT, MR and ultrasound, as they relate to care of the acutely ill or injured patient.  Fellows also develop skills in the management of a busy and complex emergency radiology practice and become experienced consultants for the other medical professionals in the emergency/trauma center.   

Specific objectives include:

  1. Learning basic and tailored CT protocols for the most common pathologic entities seen in emergency radiology for both adult and pediatric patients (trauma, abdominal pain, chest pain, etc.).  
  2. Learning advanced CT imaging protocols unique to emergency radiology (e.g., streamlined CT Trauma protocols, limiting radiation and contrast exposure in emergent situations that require imaging).
  3. Acquiring advanced interpretive and judgment skills in the imaging and management of acutely ill and traumatized adult and pediatric patients.
  4. Learning/refining ultrasound skills in the assessment of:  fluid in the setting of trauma, abdominal pain, scrotal US, vascular US, and pelvic US to include limited first-trimester obstetric imaging.  
  5. Developing skills to critically review and provide instruction to radiology residents as well as participating in the education of residents and medical students.

Fellows may also request up to two months (~8 weeks) of elective time in a radiology subspecialty.

Clinical Duties:
In conjunction with faculty radiologists, fellows are involved in the protocoling and interpretation of all emergency radiology examinations, specifically:

  • CT and MR [including: Abdomen/Body, Chest, Musculoskeletal, Neuro, and Non-Cardiac CT Angiography (CTA)]
  • Ultrasound (Body, First-trimester OB/GYN, Vascular) 
  • Radiography as well as occasional fluoroscopy.  

  

SALARY & BENEFITS
The Department of Radiology provides a competitive salary, leave, insurance and benefits package, including an education fund, full-funding to attend a national meeting, academic time to participate in research/scholarly activities, and more.

 

LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY
Lexington is a great place to live, work and raise a family. It has the all the amenities of a large city but still manages to preserve that warm, small-town feel. There are sprawling horse farms, walking and biking trails and parks. The famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail is also worth exploring. Keeneland and the Kentucky Horse Park are must-see attractions. Downtown Lexington is home to a vibrant theatre district, high-end eateries and restaurants as well as the nationally famous Rupp Arena.  If you enjoy sports, particularly basketball, football, and equestrian games/racing, there is no better place to be.

VisitLEX: https://www.visitlex.com/

  

HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please submit the following materials to Barbara Pawley, MD, Emergency Radiology Fellowship Program Director, c/o Sally Jones, Medical Education Specialist, at sajone2@uky.edu.

  1. Current Curriculum Vitae
  2. Completed Universal Application for Fellowship
  3. Medical school transcript
  4. Medical school dean’s letter (MSPE)
  5. A letter of recommendation from the Program Director of your Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program
  6. Two additional letters of recommendation
  7. Personal statement
  8. USMLE (and/or COMLEX) transcripts: Steps 1, 2CS, 2CK, and 3
  9. If applicable, ECFMG certificate

 

CONTACT US
For additional information or questions, please feel free to contact our Medical Education Specialist, Sally Jones, at sajone2@uky.edu or 859-797-0512.