The Department of Radiology of the University of Washington offers a one-year program in Emergency and Trauma Radiology at Harborview Medical Center (HMC).
Provide practical, in-depth experience in the effective imaging of the acutely injured or ill patient. At the conclusion of the fellowship, trainees will have the requisite skills for either an entirely clinical practice setting or for academics.
HMC is the sole Level I trauma center serving the states of Washington, Montana, Idaho, and Alaska. In addition to providing primary trauma care for the greater Seattle area, HMC receives major referrals from approximately 25% of the geographic area of the United States. This extensive and varied population base, combined with the clinical and research resources of the University of Washington, provide the fellow with unparalleled clinical and academic opportunities. All of the physician staff are faculty of the University of Washington.
The Emergency Radiology department is centrally located within the Harborview Emergency Department, immediately adjacent to the Emergency Physician work area, resuscitation rooms, and CT scanners. This facilitates rapid interactions with our clinical colleagues, especially during the management of critically injured patients.
* Emergency Radiologists at Harborview Medical Center provide first-line coverage for imaging of all patients in the emergency/trauma center. Fellows protocol and interpret all imaging done in the emergency department from the patient’s head to toes.
* Under supervision of the faculty, fellows will learn interpretation of conventional and digital computed radiography and cross-sectional imaging, primarily CT and ultrasound, as they relate to care of the acutely ill or injured patient.
* Fellows will be involved in coronary CTA and “triple rule out” CTA, including patient selection and preparation, exam acquisition, and image analysis.
* Dual energy CT is available in the ED, providing unique clinical and research opportunities during fellowship.
* Fellows will also develop skills in the management of the busy and complex emergency radiology practice and will become experienced consultants for the other medical professionals in the emergency/trauma center.
* Fellows will also participate in the daily emergency radiology section teaching sessions, as well as weekly trauma surgery and orthopedic interdisciplinary conferences. In the later phases of the program, fellows will also take on more responsibility for the teaching of residents and presentations at conferences.
* Fellows have the opportunity to attend the annual UW Emergency Radiology course in Seattle, and are encouraged to attend the annual meeting of the American Society of Emergency Radiology (ASER).
* Fellows receive formal and informal teaching from faculty throughout the year, including fellow book club and journal club. Fellows will also have the opportunity to attend many of the resident lectures throughout the year, and will have access to our excellent library and multimedia materials, including recorded conferences.
* Elective time on other radiology subspecialties is encouraged. In recent years, fellows have spent periods in Neuroradiology, Chest Radiology, Musculoskeletal Radiology and Body Imaging within the University of Washington system.
* Academic and research activities are a critical component of our department, and fellows are expected to participate fully in the ongoing academic activities of the section. With assistance from the Director and faculty, the fellow will complete at least one research project using appropriate research design and analytic methods. To enable fellows to gain practical skills in academic radiology, we will provide mentorship, academic instruction and dedicated academic time.
Fellowship Director: Claire K Sandstrom, MD
Emergency Radiology Fellowship Coordinator
Harborview Medical Center
325 Ninth Avenue, Box 359728
Seattle, WA 98104-2499
FAX: (206) 744-8560
We are now accepting fellowship applications for two positions for 2017-2018 and one each for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 academic years. If any unexpected opportunities become available sooner, we will list them here.