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
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 (scaruthers
The following items will be necessary to begin the application process:
- Cover letter stating your desire to attend the course and a short synopsis
of your experience and plans for CMR.
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.