The Richard L. Morin, PhD, Fellowship in Medical Physics, sponsored by the Commission on Medical Physics, will provide the opportunity for one or two medical physics residents to obtain direct exposure to the functions of the American College of Radiology. Fellows will have the opportunity for exposure across ACR departments, areas, and programs. A Fellow’s focus can be determined by their domains of interest as well as the current happenings around the College. Areas of potential interest to a Fellow include but are not limited to Quality & Safety in general, Practice Parameters & Technical Standards, the ACR Dose Index Registry, Accreditation, Data Science Institute, education, Economics, research, Health Policy Institute, Government Relations. The goals of the fellowship are to expose the candidates to various activities of the College and provide experience in the governance and business conducted at the ACR’s Annual Meeting. Because of this, the fellowship is split into two sessions so that the candidates can participate in key activities.
The chosen candidates will visit in late spring to attend the ACR Annual Meeting (May 18-22, 2019) and should plan to participate in the Resident and Fellow Section activities in addition to other aspects of the meeting. Candidates will return for a second visit in the fall for 4-5 days to become more broadly acquainted with College activities. Candidates will be required to complete a project for the College, such as writing a paper on a specific ACR activity which he/she focused on while at the College for submission to an acceptable peer-reviewed journal (JACR, Radiology, JACMP, AJR, etc.), creating a Radiation Safety Case for Image Wisely, or a reasonable alternative. Candidates will also serve on an ACR Commission or Committee for at least one year.
The ACR will reimburse the fellows for travel and living expenses incurred during both periods of the fellowship. The fellows will be given a stipend of $500; half paid with the expenses for the first week and the remaining half upon publication of an article or completion of a project.
Candidates must be currently enrolled in a CAMPEP-accredited medical physics residency program. Candidates must be completing at least one year of clinical training in mid-2019, and must have at least one more year left to complete their program (e.g. candidates in 2+1 programs may apply for the RLM Fellowship near the end of their first or second year of clinical training). Attendance of the ACR Annual Meeting (May 18-22, 2019) in Washington, DC is required, along with the second visit to ACR headquarters (Reston, VA) in the fall of 2019. Candidates must be members of the ACR to be considered. ACR membership for those enrolled in CAMPEP-accredited residency programs is free of charge.
Applications must be postmarked or received via email by March 1, 2019 and the final decision will be made by early March 22, 2019.