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The Emergency & Trauma Fellow Experience

The Program:

This non-ACGME fellowship is a year-long program structured to create a radiologist who will be well versed in all aspects of Emergency and Trauma Radiology.

Elective rotations are structured to allow the fellow to gain experience in cases not directly read by the dedicated ER faculty. These include Neuroradiology to cover CTA and MRI for strokes, MRI for cord compression, and cardiac CT rotation for coronary CTAs to name a few.
The fellow will have ample opportunity to moonlight within the ED and work independent attending level shifts.

The Yale residency program is one of the largest in the country with more than 50 residents which can provide a rich networking experience.


  • 13 four-week blocks (52 weeks) will be divided into a Core fellowship of 10 four-week blocks (40 weeks)
  • 4 two-week blocks (8 weeks) of electives
  • 1 four-week block (4 weeks) of away time

Core rotation:

During the core 10 blocks fellows will rotate through both on-site locations at the York Street ER, which handles the bulk of trauma imaging and the SRC campus which handles more acute non-traumatic medical patients. The shifts will be a combination of day shifts, evenings, weekends and nights closely simulating the work schedule of an ER radiologist.


4 two-week blocks (8 weeks) of electives:
Electives to include a combination of Neuroradiology, Cardiac Radiology, Abdominal Imaging, MSK or Pediatrics. Based on fellows’ interest or competence 2 electives or more can be done in the same subspecialty although 1 block is mandatory in Neuroradiology.

Away time:

4 weeks which will include a total of 3 weeks of vacation and 1 week of conference time.


1 per week or average of 4/month.

  • Lectures will be a combination of case-conferences, didactics and webinars, both from within the program (on-site) and online from national radiologic societies.
  • Monthly morbidity and mortality (M&M) meetings.
  • Every other Tuesday and Friday we have an ER dedicated resident case conference which has been a long-standing tradition.


Fellows are encouraged to participate in research projects. Research is not mandatory for graduation. Support for research is available if fellows have a keen research interest.