About Ohio State's Emergency Radiology Fellowship

This fellowship is a one-year, non-ACGME-accredited program for a radiologist seeking advanced training to prepare for a career in Emergency Radiology, either in an academic or private practice setting. This program allows for exposure to daytime, evening, and ovenight emergency imaging. Ohio State University has six full-time radiologists dedicated to emergency and trauma imaging providing 24-hour imaging coverage to two emergency departments within the OSU Wexner Medical Center: University Hospital and University Hospital East. These are Level I and Level III Trauma Centers, respectively, with approximately 11,000 combined patient visits monthly. The reading room is located within the Abercrombie and Fitch Emergency Department and Trauma Center of University Hospital, allowing for easy and direct communication with both the referring physicians and technologists. Our Emergency Radiology faculty provides reads on all imaging modalities, with the exception of Nuclear Medicine. In addition to imaging from patients in the Emergency Departments, reads will be provided on inpatient exams with critical imaging findings. The Emergency Radiology rotation has been consistently voted the best educational experience by the Radiology residents. Our population provides experience in trauma, stroke, cancer-related emergencies, and common medical emergencies (e.g., chest pain evaluation by CCTA).

Fellows will be allowed up to eight weeks of electives, with strong encouragement to spend a rotation with our dedicated evening Neuroradiologists between the hours of 4 p.m. and 2 a.m. for extra experience handling a variety of neuroimaging, including afterhours emergencies. Additional elective time may be possible following discussion with the Program Director.

Interactions with our rotating residents will allow ample informal teaching opportunities. The fellow will assist residents in compiling cases for a bi-monthly interesting case conference, to be facilitated by the fellow. Additional formal teaching opportunities can be provided for those with interest. Fellows will receive funds to cover the cost of membership to ASER and attendance to the yearly meeting.

Goals and Objectives

  • To provide a diverse and comprehensive clinical experience to prepare for a career utilizing nearly all imaging modalities.
  • To develop skills to triage the extensive imaging of a busy emergency department and trauma center while optimizing scans as determined by patient condition.
  • To provide expert consultation services.
  • To perform emergent, image-guided minor procedures, such as lumbar puncture and esophagram.
  • To facilitate teaching and research opportunities.


Clinical work will take place in the Abercrombie and Fitch Emergency Department and Level-1 Trauma Center of University Hospital at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center following a rotating schedule to allow equal coverage of daytime, evening, and ovenight shifts. In total, ten four-week rotations within the Division of Emergency Radiology will be completed. Fellows will initially function in a supervised capacity with a gradual transition to independent interpretation as allowed by capability. All imaging modalities will be covered through the emergency department and trauma center, with the exception of Nuclear Medicine. Pediatric imaging is minimal, given the limitations of our patient population. In addition, a total of eight weeks of electives within the Department of Radiology will be completed.

Application Process

Applications are now being accepted for the 2023-2024 academic year. Applicants must have completed or be scheduled to complete an ACGME-accredited Diagnostic Radiology residency prior to their desired start date. Our program will continue to participate in the National Residency Matching Program NRMP. The program number for Emergency Radiology is 1566R04F0.

The American Board of Radiology and Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments (SCARD) has set the following dates:

  • August 1, 2021: first day to accept applications for 2023 appointment
  • November 1, 2021: virtual interview period begins
  • March 31, 2022: virtual interviews completed
  • March 2022 (date TBA by NRMP): match opens
  • April 2022 (official date TBA by NRMP): ranking opens
  • May 2022 (official date TBA by NRMP): quota changes deadline
  • May 2022 (official date TBA by NRMP): ranking closes
  • June 2022 (official date TBA by NRMP): Match Day
  • July 1, 2022: AY2022-2023 Emergency Radiology fellowship begins

Applications should be emailed to the fellowship program manager:

Matthew C. Lang
Fellowship Coordinator

Application must include:

  • Fellowship application
  • CV
  • Personal statement
  • Copy of USMLE and/or COMLEX scores
  • Copy of medical school transcript
  • Three recent letters of recommendation (obtained within one year of application)

Applicant selection is based on a review of the required submitted documentation. Applicants will be interviewed by the program director and other section faculty on an ongoing basis. Applicants may apply for only one fellowship program.

All applicants must be a U.S. citizen and must be able to obtain a full and unrestricted Ohio medical license prior to starting the fellowship.

Meet the Program Director


Kelly Corrigan, MD
Co-Chief, Division of Emergency Radiology
Associate Professor

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