E. Stephen Amis, Jr., MD, Fellowship in Quality and Safety

If you are a radiology or radiation oncology resident with a passion for quality improvement, this fellowship is for you.

The E. Stephen Amis, Jr., MD, Fellowship in Quality and Safety provides an opportunity for up to three residents in diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology, integrated interventional and diagnostic, and radiation oncology to discover insights and gain experience with the ACR Department of Quality and Safety. You will learn about the work that ACR does to promote and support Quality and Safety. You will have an opportunity to meet leaders in the profession and launch your own leadership journey in your careers. See below for the list of previous fellows.

The fellowship is split into two sessions. First, fellows will attend virtual session to meet with various ACR staff for one week in the fall while ACR practice parameters are drafted. They will return for approximately one week in late spring to attend the annual meeting, participate in the debate and approval of practice parameters, and meet with key staff and leaders. You will have an opportunity to connect with ACR staff across the department and College and work closely with members especially during the Annual Meeting.

Fellowship recipients are required to write a paper on a specific ACR activity for submission to an acceptable medical journal or complete a project in an area of ACR Q&S.

ACR reimburses travel and living expenses incurred during both periods of the fellowship and provides a $500 stipend. Half the stipend is paid with expenses for the first week and the remaining half upon publication of an article. International candidates (with the exception of Canadian members) are not eligible at this time.

Applications must be postmarked or submitted no later than May 31.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Candidates must be residents in radiology or radiation oncology.
  • Candidates must be currently second-year, third-year, or fourth-year residents.

How to Apply

You will need to submit your application on the online link provided below. For your convenience, we have provided a word file for preparing your application. You may download the draft application form here.  

Your application must include:

  • Personal statement describing how this fellowship relates to your career goals. Not to exceed 500 words.
  • Prior experiences (activities, courses, and jobs) that have best prepared you for this fellowship. Not to exceed 500 words.
  • Why you are applying for this fellowship and what you hope to gain from it. Not to exceed 500 words.
  • Current CV.
  • A letter of recommendation from your program director or department chair attention to the Chair of Quality and Safety - David Larson, MD, MBA.
    • Program directors or department chairs can submit directly using our upload portal for letter of recommendation to submit directly through the link provided upload portal»

Access online application form

For information on applying, please contact Hector Mendoza.


Current Fellows

Past Fellows

Kristina Demas Woodhouse, MD

University of Pennsylvania, PA


Alexander Goehler, MD

Yale, CT


Devaki Shilpa Surasi, MD

University of Alabama, AL


Nikhil Thaker, MD

Anderson, SC


H. Benjamin Harvey, MD, JD

Mass General, MA