Bruce J. Hillman Fellowship in Scholarly Publishing

The application window for the 2019 fellowship is now closed. Applications for the 2020 fellowship will open summer 2019.

The fellowship provides a concentrated two-week experience in medical editing, journalism, and publishing for an interested and qualified staff radiologist or radiologist-in-training. The fellowship supports talented physicians in pursuing an aspect of medical journalism as a part of their careers.

The selected fellow will visit ACR headquarters in Reston, VA, gaining hands-on experience editing and publishing the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) with the JACR Editor-in-Chief and JACR staff. The fellow will also travel to New York City to spend time with the JACR’s publisher, Elsevier. The fellowship requires some reading prior to the travel and completion of a work project.


Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Residency, fellowship, or staff position at an academic or private practice
  • Membership in the ACR
  • Evidence of interest in medical journalism, including publishing articles and serving as a reviewer for medical journals or participating on an editorial board.

How to Apply

Applicants should send the following items. Questions? Please email Lyndsee Cordes at

  1. A single page with the following information:
    • Name
    • Position
    • Institution
    • Contact information
    • Bulleted list of accomplishments in writing, editing, serving on editorial boards for medical journals and other related items
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of how the fellowship relates to the applicant’s career goals
  4. Letter from the applicant’s chair or group president expressing support for the applicant and agreeing to release the fellow for the time necessary to complete the activities.

Fellow Selection

A selection committee chaired by the editor-in-chief will choose one fellow from among the applicants.

Responsibilities of the Fellow

Prior to the time spent at ACR and Elsevier, the fellow will read articles selected by the editor-in-chief and discuss them in person or over the phone. In consultation with the editor-in-chief and deputy editor, the fellow will choose a project to work on prior to and during the fellowship.

The fellowship lasts two weeks (10 working days). Scheduling will be arranged by the selected candidate, the editor-in-chief and deputy editor to best accommodate the schedules of all parties. The ACR and Elsevier will reimburse travel expenses, accommodations and living expenses incurred during the fellowship period when presented with receipts.

Following the fellowship, the fellow will file a report of his/her perception of the fellowship activities and provide feedback on how the fellowship could be improved. The fellow will submit his or her project for review by the editor-in-chief and deputy editor for possible publication in the JACR.

The editor-in-chief may ask the fellow to serve a three-year term on the JACR Editorial Board.

Past Fellows

Hear from past participants about their experiences during the two-week fellowship.



Julianna Czum, MD
Division director of cardiothoracic imaging at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, and assistant professor of radiology and cardiology at the Geisel School of Medicine in Hanover, NH

“The appeal of this fellowship is that it's not a passive experience. It's immersive and expansive because there is an expectation of output, of contributing to the JACR in an integral way.”



H. Benjamin Harvey, MD, JD
Neuroradiologist and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and chief medical officer of Interopion

“From a career aspect, the fellowship is an opportunity to step into academic publishing. After completing the fellowship, I have increased the quality of the pieces I’m submitting for publication and I have a better understanding of what goes into a successful article.”


Courtney Moreno, MD
Director of ultrasound and assistant professor of radiology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta

“The fellowship was fantastic. I learned so much about what goes on behind the scenes at the JACR after a manuscript is submitted. Also, during the time in Reston I was able to meet lots of great people at ACR and learn more about ACR, too.”


Sara K. Meibom, MD
Assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine

“This fellowship has given me the opportunity to meet and engage with the amazing staff of both the JACR and Elsevier, the publisher. They welcomed me with open arms and generously introduced me to the structure of the ACR organization and the world of publishing.”

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