Physician Fellowship in CMR

This course is designed for cardiologists, radiologists, or other physicians, wishing to obtain in-depth knowledge of and experience in the principles of cardiac MRI, its practical implementation in a clinical environment, and reading and interpretation of Cardiovascular MR images. This course is offered as an extended fellowship -- typically 3 months. The number of participants is limited. Practical experience is acquired by participating in all CMR scans on our Philips Achieva 1.5T and 3T scanners , Release 2 with the full cardiovascular package, plus some research and pre-release capabilities. While much didactic experience is gained through miscellaneous lectures, the fellowship is offered in conjunction with a Biomedical Engineering course through Washington University ("Cardiovascular MRI-- From Physics to Clinical Application" 502 BME).

Example of the weekly schedule.

CMR Fellowship Brochure

CMR Fellowship Brochure


The goals of this fellowship are designed to meet the criteria for Level II credentialing requirements established by the Society of Cardiovascular MR. "Guidelines for Credentialing in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR)" published in JCMR 2(3), 233-234 (2000).


The current structure of this program is offered twice per year, beginning in mid January through mid April and late August to mid November
Additional Information:

Due to very strong response for this type of course, we are continually accepting applications and choose candidates on a competitive basis.  Designed to meet the criteria for Level II credentialing in Cardiovascular MR as published by the SCMR, this course is taught in conjunction with a graduate-level course at Washington University to provide the 50 hours of didactic material. The cost of the complete three month fellowship is commensurate with other physician training of similar length.

To begin the application process, please contact Dr. Shelton Caruthers ( The following items will be necessary to begin the application process:
  • CV
  • Cover letter stating your desire to attend the course and a short synopsis of your experience and plans for CMR.
Please mail these items once you have contacted Dr. Caruthers.

Once you're on our waiting list, we will notify you of any additional dates or changes regarding non-contiguous time intervals. In the meantime, we offer a variety of other courses. If you choose to attend another C-TRAIN course while considering the 3-month fellowship, we are more than happy to give you a tour of the facilities and allow you to interview some of the faculty during your visit. Thank you, again, for your interest. We look forward to hearing more from you.

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