Mount Sinai Hospital Radiology Residency Personal Statement

At Mount Sinai, our mission is to provide exceptional patient care. To help patients feel more confident about their choice of doctors, we provide patient experience star ratings based on information collected by an independent organization, Press Ganey, which surveys hundreds of thousands of our patients every year. We hope this information will help you choose the doctor that is right for you.

What is the “Patient Experience Star Rating?”
The Patient Experience Star Rating reflects our patients’ perception of how well their Mount Sinai physician communicated with them during an office visit. The Star Rating is based on patient responses to three questions on the Clinician & Group CAHPS (CG-CAHPS) Survey, a standardized questionnaire developed for use by Medicare:

  • During this visit, did this provider explain things in a way that was easy to understand?
  • During this visit, did this provider listen carefully to you?
  • Would you recommend this provider’s office to your family and friends?

Who receives a CG-CAHPS patient survey?
Patients are randomly selected to receive a survey, either via mail or email, in which they are asked to provide feedback about their experience. That feedback is shared with physicians and medical practice leaders to help us improve and to recognize exceptional physicians.

How is the rating calculated?
The star rating is calculated using the industry standard methodology to ensure validity and reliability.

July 2018 Start Month/Non ACGME-accredited

Program Specialty: Neurocritical Care Fellowship
July 1, 2018
Program Year: PGY-5
Application Deadline: June 23, 2018
Institution: University of Florida
Contact Name: Marc Alain Babi MD
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Address: 1149 Newell Drive, Gainesville, Florida 32611

Prerequisites: Next available position (PGY-5) is July 1, 2018 for 12 months (if applicable) or 24 months. To be eligible to apply for the fellowship, candidates must have completed (or on track to complete) training in an ACGME-accredited residency in either neurology, general internal medicine, general surgery, emergency medicine, pediatric neurology or anesthesiology, or have completed 4 years of training in an ACGME-accredited neurosurgery residency program.

For candidates who have completed training in surgical critical care, anesthesia critical care, internal medicine critical care, or are current neurosurgery residents, the duration of training is 12 months; for all others, 24 months.

Candidates must possess a current valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States. Candidates must be board certified or eligible for certification in their respective primary specialties. Each fellow must achieve provider (and/or trainer) in ACLS, BLS.

Special Comments: For further details, please visit the Neurocritical Care Fellowship page.

Program Specialty: Perioperative Safety and Quality Fellowship
Start Date: July 1, 2018
Program Year: PGY2
Application Deadline: May 1, 2018
Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Contact Name: Daniel Dempsey
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Address: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

Prerequisites: Applicants should envision a clinical career trajectory that would include administration and/or management in perioperative services. Most competitive candidates will likely come from anesthesia (includes CRNA), surgery, nursing and/or advanced practice providers. Operating room experience is mandatory.  Physician candidates must have completed 2 years of training in an ACGME-approved program.  They also must send, prior to interview, a letter of support from the program director and, if applicable, documentation of visa status that allows employment through June 2019.  Salary and benefits are commensurate with level of training and experience.  Interested qualified candidates should contact the fellowship director Daniel T. Dempsey, MD, MBA at [email protected].

Special Comments: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) offers a 1-year full-time fellowship in Perioperative Quality and Safety. Up to 3 positions are available annually. The principles of patient quality and safety, particularly as applied to the complex perioperative environment, are the focus of this program. The Periop Safety Fellows (program started 2016) are an integral part of the perioperative quality and safety group at HUP. They are involved in the hands-on investigation, analysis and process improvement plan for all significant patient quality and safety issues in the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative (PACU) areas.  The structured curriculum, developed and taught by Penn faculty, includes readings, seminars, training and projects designed to educate fellows regarding:

  • Clinical errors and human factors engineering
  • Root cause analysis
  • Process improvement
  • Measurement of clinical quality
  • Six sigma
  • Team training
  • In-situ simulation
  • Change management

Program Specialty: Quality and Patient Safety
Start Date: July 1, 2018
Program Year: PGY4
Application Deadline: June 1, 2018
Institution: VA Medical Center
Contact Name: Louis Lit
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Address: 7305 N. Military Trail (111), West Palm Beach, Florida 33410
Prerequisites: Interested applicants who have or will complete an internal medicine residency should send their CV along with a cover letter or email explaining their interest and qualifications for the position to: Louis Lit, MD, director of critical care.

Special Comments: West Palm Beach VA has been awarded a chief resident in Quality and Safety (CRQS). The 1-year position differs from the traditional chief residency in that the individual will focus on developing and mentoring skills specific to quality improvement and patient safety.  A formal curriculum involving topics such as patient safety principles, quality improvement project development, root cause analysis, lean and six-sigma methodologies, informatics, metrics and simulation will be provided.   The CRQS will also participate in ongoing quality improvement projects, implement a new major quality improvement project, mentor residents in smaller projects and teach quality and safety principles and methodologies to a variety of learners.  This is an exciting opportunity to develop a unique skill set applicable to patient care, scholarly activity and leadership in complex healthcare systems.

Program Specialty: Body Imaging

Start Date: July 1, 2018
Program Year: PGY6
Application Deadline: Feb. 28, 2018
Institution: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Contact Name: Paula McClain
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Address: 1161 21st Ave., South Medical Center North, Suite CCC-1121, Nashville, Tennessee 37232-2675

Prerequisites: Applicants must have an MD or DO degree, and have, or be eligible for, a Tennessee medical license. Applicants must be ABR eligible or certified.

Special Comments: The Body Imaging Fellowship Program in the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences at Vanderbilt University has an unexpected opening for the 2018 academic year. The program consists of CT and MR imaging of the chest, abdomen and pelvis; sonography; and CT and ultrasound-guided procedures, including radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation of liver and kidney lesions. The procedural and MRI components are the strengths of the program. This position includes an academic appointment as an instructor with associated salary and benefit structure. Responsibilities include general call duties in proportion with the other full-time members of the Body Imaging section.

Program Specialty: Neurocritical Care Fellowship
Start Date: July 1, 2018
Program Year: PGY5 and above
Application Deadline: Feb. 1, 2018
Institution: University of Southern California / LAC + USC
Contact Name: Benjamin  Emanuel, DO
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Address: University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine
1520 San Pablo St., Suite 3000, Los Angeles, California 90033

Prerequisites: University of Southern California / LAC + USC seeks a residency-trained physician to start a 2-year, UCNS accredited Neurocritical Care Fellowship in July 2018. Interested applicants must have completed a residency program in neurology, neurological surgery, internal medicine, anesthesiology, surgery or emergency medicine accredited by the American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) and be board eligible.  Applicants must also have a valid California medical license at the time of appointment.

Special Comments: The USC Neurocritical Care Fellowship program has been accredited by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) since 2013. The fellowship is a 1-2 year program housed within the USC Department of Neurology and is designed to provide a foundation upon which fellows are trained to identify and treat neurological emergencies as the primary treating physician. Visit the website for more details.

One thought on “Mount Sinai Hospital Radiology Residency Personal Statement

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *