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The Abdominal Imaging Fellowship at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a one-year, non-ACGME-accredited program that accepts one fellow per year.

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The Abdominal Imaging Fellowship is designed to provide advanced training in all aspects of abdominal and pelvic imaging and image-guided biopsies and drainages. The clinical fellow will have an appointment as an instructor in radiology at Penn State College of Medicine. 

The fellow will have excellent opportunities to experience collegial, multidisciplinary interactions through tumor boards and clinical interactions that require radiology participation, as well as research and teaching.

The Division of Abdominal Imaging in the Department of Radiology provides image interpretation to the numerous specialty clinical services at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. These include the surgical specialties of surgical oncology, urology, colorectal surgery, trauma surgery, transplant surgery and minimally invasive and bariatric surgery. The division also provides image interpretation to the numerous medical specialties, such as oncology, gastroenterology, hepatology, infectious diseases, nephrology and internal medicine.

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Candidates must be board-certified or board-qualified in diagnostic radiology and must be eligible to obtain a Pennsylvania state medical license.

Applicants should submit a CV, a personal statement and three letters of recommendation to:

Doreen Katzaman
Abdominal Imaging Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Radiology, H066
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
500 University Dr.
Hershey, PA 17033

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Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

500 University Dr., Hershey, Pa., 17033 (Derry Township, Dauphin County)

  • The health system’s 548-bed flagship teaching and research hospital
  • The only medical facility in Pennsylvania accredited as both an adult and a pediatric Level I (highest-level) trauma center
  • Dedicated surgical, neuroscience, cardiovascular, trauma and medical intensive care units
  • Accredited Life Lion critical-care transport providing more than 1,100 helicopter and approximately 750 ground ambulance transports per year
  • More than 1,300 faculty members and more than 650 residents and fellows
  • Approximately 28,500 admissions, 75,000 emergency department visits, 1.1 million outpatient visits and 32,000 surgical procedures annually
  • Designated as a Magnet hospital three times

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600 University Dr., Hershey, Pa. 17033 (Derry Township, Dauphin County)

  • A five-story, 263,000-square-foot-facility built in 2013
  • Three-floor expansion opened in November 2020
  • Level IV (highest-level) neonatal intensive care unit
  • Level I (highest-level) pediatric trauma center designation
  • Dedicated pediatric operating rooms
  • More than 150,000 pediatric outpatient visits and approximately 5,000 pediatric patient discharges annually

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Fellow wellness, including emotional, spiritual, social and physical health, is a crucial component to training and to becoming a professional, compassionate and resilient physician. Self-care is a skill which must be continually practiced and reinforced. Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health are committed to addressing wellness, with multiple resources readily available.

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Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine celebrate, embrace and support the diversity of all patients, faculty, staff, students and trainees.

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In keeping with this, Penn State Health has an active Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with various programs, networks and resource groups, including:

  • Regular talks and lectures on diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Periodic town halls on topics such as eradicating racism and creating a culture of inclusiveness
  • An allyship support group
  • Many affinity resource network groups, including:
    • Disability Affinity Resource Network Group
    • Group on Women in Medicine and Science
    • Interfaith Affinity Resource Network Group
    • LGBTQ and Allies Affinity Resource Network Group
    • Military/Veterans Affinity Resource Network Group
    • Multicultural Affinity Resource Network Group
    • NextGen
  • A new organization specifically for trainees, the Network of Underrepresented Residents and Fellows

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Mailing Address

Department of Radiology, H066
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
500 University Dr.
Hershey, PA 17033

General Contact Information

Phone: 717-531-5306

Fax: 717-531-5596

Curriculum Details

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The Abdominal Imaging Fellowship is for one year, and is not ACGME-accredited.

Responsibilities

  • CT, MRI and ultrasound of the abdomen and pelvis
  • Biopsy and drainage service – the workup, procedural and post-procedural care of the patient
  • Faculty and call responsibilities as per department guidelines
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  • Six months CT/MR
  • Two months ultrasound
  • Three months biopsy and drainage service
  • One month elective/research

Fellows are expected to participate actively in a research project with the goal of preparing a scholarly work or publication.

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  • Multiphase CT and MR exams
  • CT and MR enterography
  • Secretin-enhanced MRI
  • Dynamic pelvic floor MR imaging
  • CT colonoscopy
  • Rectal cancer staging
  • Prostate MRI
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A variety of equipment is available to the fellow.

MRI

  • 1.5T and 3T Siemens at the main hospital
  • Two 1.5T Siemens at the East Health Campus facility
  • 3T Siemens at the Camp Hill facility
  • 3T Siemens at the research facility

CT

  • 128 dual-source Siemens Flash CT in the emergency department
  • 64 dual-source Siemens Definition CT at the hospital and 40 detector CT at the hospital
  • Dedicated 16 detector CT with CT fluoroscopy in the biopsy/drainage suite
  • 40 detector CT at the East Health Campus facility
  • Dedicated physicist and two assistants in a 3D imaging lab

Ultrasound

  • Two Siemens S2000, one Siemens Antares, two Acuson Sequoia, one Hitachi EUB-8500 at the main hospital
  • One Siemens S2000, one Siemens X300, one Siemens Antares at the East Health Campus facility
  • One Siemens S2000 at the Camp Hill facility

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