Bruce J. Hillman Fellowship in Scholarly Publishing

The application window for the 2020 fellowship is now open! The application deadline is January 30, 2020. 

The fellowship provides a concentrated 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. Travel will be scheduled around the fellow’s availability. The fellowship also includes an ongoing project with the journal, a 1-year appointment to the editorial board, and an invitation to the editorial retreat. The ACR and Elsevier will reimburse travel expenses, accommodations, and living expenses incurred during the fellowship period.

Eligibility


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


Submit your application here. Your application should include the following:

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • A cover letter explaining how the fellowship relates to your career goals
  • A letter from your chair or group president expressing support and agreeing to release you for the time necessary to complete the fellowship.

Questions? Please email Lyndsee Cordes at lcordes@acr.org.

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

Past Fellows


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

2015

Czum

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.”

2016

Harvey

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.”

Moreno 

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.”

2017

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.”

2018

Zafar

Hanna Zafar, MD, MHS
Associate professor of radiology at Perelman School of Medicine

“The Hillman Fellowship is a unique and powerful opportunity to connect with JACR and Elsevier staff, learn about the journal editorial process within the context of the publishing process and actively contribute through creating content and serving on the Editorial Board.”

 2019

Otero

Hansel J. Otero, MD
Director of international pediatric radiology education and outreach at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

 

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