June 17, 2022

What We Learned From the Amis Fellowship and Why We Recommend It

Ariadne DeSimone, MD, MPH, and Marina Moskalenko, MD — 2021–2022 Amis Fellows

The ACR E. Stephen Amis, Jr., MD, Fellowship in Quality and Safety provides an unparalleled opportunity for residents to learn from the best of the best about the intersection of radiology/radiation oncology and quality and safety.

Our fellowships began in November 2021 and included a week of meet and greets with various ACR® staff about the work they do as it relates to quality and safety. We were so impressed by how expansive the field is! We learned first-hand from experts in the following areas:

We also had the chance to attend the ACR 2022 Annual Meeting — Dr. DeSimone played an active role in a reference committee and Dr. Moskalenko participated in the conference virtually.

Over the course of the year, we have successfully implemented what we learned at our own academic medical centers. The fellowship helped us jumpstart our careers and inspired us to think big as we contribute to the field and help others to do the same.

After participating in this yearlong fellowship, some of our key takeaways are:

  • True north lies with our patients.
  • Teamwork makes the dream work.
  • Forge collaborations within and outside of radiology/radiation oncology.
  • Use data to inform, bring about or facilitate positive change.
  • Focus on value.