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NOTICE: We have moved the resident and fellow vacancies for ACGME-accredited programs from this page to FREIDA™, the AMA Residency & Fellowship Database® (sign in required).

Vacancies in non ACGME-accredited programs are not included in FREIDA, but will be at a future date. Only non ACGME postings are now currently listed on this page and will be automatically removed once they expire.

For further questions, please contact the RFS at [email protected].

Applying for a Position

Please contact the residency or fellowship program directly to apply for a position. More information on career and specialty choice, residency program selection, board certification, membership organizations, community characteristics and resources can be found in the Career Planning Resource section.

Posting/Removing an ACGME-accredited Residency Position

If you are on the staff of an ACGME-accredited residency or fellowship program and would like to post a vacant position in your program, please go to the FREIDA Program Director Resources page for instructions on posting vacant positions as well as for viewing and updating program information. For additional information on the features FREIDA provides, please visit the FREIDA page.

July 2018 Start Month/Non ACGME-accredited

Program Specialty: Neurocritical Care Fellowship
July 1, 2018
Program Year: PGY-5
Application Deadline: June 23, 2018
Institution: University of Florida
Contact Name: Marc Alain Babi MD
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Address: 1149 Newell Drive, Gainesville, Florida 32611

Prerequisites: Next available position (PGY-5) is July 1, 2018 for 12 months (if applicable) or 24 months. To be eligible to apply for the fellowship, candidates must have completed (or on track to complete) training in an ACGME-accredited residency in either neurology, general internal medicine, general surgery, emergency medicine, pediatric neurology or anesthesiology, or have completed 4 years of training in an ACGME-accredited neurosurgery residency program.

For candidates who have completed training in surgical critical care, anesthesia critical care, internal medicine critical care, or are current neurosurgery residents, the duration of training is 12 months; for all others, 24 months.

Candidates must possess a current valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States. Candidates must be board certified or eligible for certification in their respective primary specialties. Each fellow must achieve provider (and/or trainer) in ACLS, BLS.

Special Comments: For further details, please visit the Neurocritical Care Fellowship page.

Program Specialty: Perioperative Safety and Quality Fellowship
Start Date: July 1, 2018
Program Year: PGY2
Application Deadline: May 1, 2018
Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Contact Name: Daniel Dempsey
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Address: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

Prerequisites: Applicants should envision a clinical career trajectory that would include administration and/or management in perioperative services. Most competitive candidates will likely come from anesthesia (includes CRNA), surgery, nursing and/or advanced practice providers. Operating room experience is mandatory.  Physician candidates must have completed 2 years of training in an ACGME-approved program.  They also must send, prior to interview, a letter of support from the program director and, if applicable, documentation of visa status that allows employment through June 2019.  Salary and benefits are commensurate with level of training and experience.  Interested qualified candidates should contact the fellowship director Daniel T. Dempsey, MD, MBA at [email protected].

Special Comments: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) offers a 1-year full-time fellowship in Perioperative Quality and Safety. Up to 3 positions are available annually. The principles of patient quality and safety, particularly as applied to the complex perioperative environment, are the focus of this program. The Periop Safety Fellows (program started 2016) are an integral part of the perioperative quality and safety group at HUP. They are involved in the hands-on investigation, analysis and process improvement plan for all significant patient quality and safety issues in the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative (PACU) areas.  The structured curriculum, developed and taught by Penn faculty, includes readings, seminars, training and projects designed to educate fellows regarding:

  • Clinical errors and human factors engineering
  • Root cause analysis
  • Process improvement
  • Measurement of clinical quality
  • Six sigma
  • Team training
  • In-situ simulation
  • Change management

Program Specialty: Quality and Patient Safety
Start Date: July 1, 2018
Program Year: PGY4
Application Deadline: June 1, 2018
Institution: VA Medical Center
Contact Name: Louis Lit
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Address: 7305 N. Military Trail (111), West Palm Beach, Florida 33410
Prerequisites: Interested applicants who have or will complete an internal medicine residency should send their CV along with a cover letter or email explaining their interest and qualifications for the position to: Louis Lit, MD, director of critical care.

Special Comments: West Palm Beach VA has been awarded a chief resident in Quality and Safety (CRQS). The 1-year position differs from the traditional chief residency in that the individual will focus on developing and mentoring skills specific to quality improvement and patient safety.  A formal curriculum involving topics such as patient safety principles, quality improvement project development, root cause analysis, lean and six-sigma methodologies, informatics, metrics and simulation will be provided.   The CRQS will also participate in ongoing quality improvement projects, implement a new major quality improvement project, mentor residents in smaller projects and teach quality and safety principles and methodologies to a variety of learners.  This is an exciting opportunity to develop a unique skill set applicable to patient care, scholarly activity and leadership in complex healthcare systems.

Program Specialty: Body Imaging

Start Date: July 1, 2018
Program Year: PGY6
Application Deadline: Feb. 28, 2018
Institution: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Contact Name: Paula McClain
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Address: 1161 21st Ave., South Medical Center North, Suite CCC-1121, Nashville, Tennessee 37232-2675

Prerequisites: Applicants must have an MD or DO degree, and have, or be eligible for, a Tennessee medical license. Applicants must be ABR eligible or certified.

Special Comments: The Body Imaging Fellowship Program in the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences at Vanderbilt University has an unexpected opening for the 2018 academic year. The program consists of CT and MR imaging of the chest, abdomen and pelvis; sonography; and CT and ultrasound-guided procedures, including radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation of liver and kidney lesions. The procedural and MRI components are the strengths of the program. This position includes an academic appointment as an instructor with associated salary and benefit structure. Responsibilities include general call duties in proportion with the other full-time members of the Body Imaging section.

Program Specialty: Neurocritical Care Fellowship
Start Date: July 1, 2018
Program Year: PGY5 and above
Application Deadline: Feb. 1, 2018
Institution: University of Southern California / LAC + USC
Contact Name: Benjamin  Emanuel, DO
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Address: University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine
1520 San Pablo St., Suite 3000, Los Angeles, California 90033

Prerequisites: University of Southern California / LAC + USC seeks a residency-trained physician to start a 2-year, UCNS accredited Neurocritical Care Fellowship in July 2018. Interested applicants must have completed a residency program in neurology, neurological surgery, internal medicine, anesthesiology, surgery or emergency medicine accredited by the American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) and be board eligible.  Applicants must also have a valid California medical license at the time of appointment.

Special Comments: The USC Neurocritical Care Fellowship program has been accredited by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) since 2013. The fellowship is a 1-2 year program housed within the USC Department of Neurology and is designed to provide a foundation upon which fellows are trained to identify and treat neurological emergencies as the primary treating physician. Visit the website for more details.

August 2018 Start Month/Non ACGME-accredited

Program Specialty: Facial Reconstructive & Plastic Surgery
Start Date: Aug. 1, 2018
Program Year: Fellowship
Application Deadline: Feb. 15, 2018
Institution: Clevens Face & Body Specialists
Contact Name: Heather Jenkins
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Address: 707 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne, Florida 32935

Prerequisites: Only graduates from U.S. accredited medical schools are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to those who have completed a residency in otolaryngology, plastic surgery or related surgical sub specialties with experience in head and neck surgery or dermatology.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate an enthusiasm for learning and have a passion for surgery.
The required items to apply are:

  • USMLE transcripts (e.g., Steps 1, 2 CK, 2 CS and 3)
  • Medical school transcript
  • Three strong letters of recommendation
  • Most recent curriculum vitae

Interested applicants should send a brief statement of their interests and career goals with the aforementioned items to [email protected].

Special Comments: The objectives of the fellowship program are to provide an outstanding opportunity for the acquisition of specialized knowledge and skills in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and to develop trained specialists who will contribute to the ongoing development of facial plastic & reconstructive surgery.  The Fellowship focuses broadly upon all aspects of facial plastic surgery with an emphasis on rhinoplasty, cosmetic surgery of the aging face, laser surgery, MOHS surgery and MOHS reconstruction. This position will provide a unique and broad experience and will include leadership roles in patient care, surgery and various clinical trials. The practice consists of 2 fellowship trained actively practicing and busy facial plastic surgeons and 1 general plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgery of the breast and body. Depending upon the interest of the candidate, sufficient time is allowed in cosmetic breast & body plastic surgery.  The salary is competitive with benefits.

Program Specialty: Leadership in Perioperative Medicine
Start Date: Aug. 1, 2018
Program Year: 5
Application Deadline: Continuous
Institution Name: University of California Irvine
Contact Name: Britney Prince
Contact Address: 333 City Boulevard West, Suite 2150, Orange, California 92868
Contact Email: [email protected]

Prerequisites: Completion of an ACGME accredited anesthesia residency program, DEA license and California medical license prior to start of fellowship. Candidates must be board certified or eligible for certification in anesthesiology.

Special Comments: Fellowship training consists of:

  • Quality tools, quality measurement, quality improvement
  • Science of patient safety, human factors, high reliability
  • Adverse events management, root cause analysis
  • Risk management strategies
  • Leadership and change management
  • Perioperative surgical home and enhanced recovery after surgery
  • Accountable Care Organizations
  • Basics of hospital administration
  • Health policies and ethics
  • Biostatistics
  • Design and analysis of clinical studies

July 2019 Start Month/Non ACGME-accredited

Program Specialty: Body Imaging and Intervention Fellowship
Start Date: July 1, 2019
Program Year: PGY-6
Application Deadline: June 30, 2018
Institution: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Contact Name: Debbie Kenneybrew
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Address: 8700 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90048

Prerequisites: Candidates must be currently enrolled in (or have completed) a diagnostic radiology residency in a program accredited by the ACGME or RCPSC.
Special Comments: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles has 2 Body Imaging and Intervention Fellowship opportunities for the 2019-2020 academic year.  The clinical training, robust curriculum and exceptional teaching staff perfectly prepares fellows for future employment in a highly competitive job market.  There is a wealth of procedures to learn from. MRI, CT and ultrasound are essential in the cross-sectional experience as well as advanced procedures not commonly performed nationwide. Email a CV to: [email protected] or call 310-423-4454.

Start Month TBD/Non ACGME-accredited

Program Specialty: Medical Simulation
Start Date: TBD
Program Year: PGY 5
Application Deadline: Continuous
Institution Name: University of California, Irvine
Contact Name: Britney Prince
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Address: 333 City Blvd. West, Suite 2150, Orange, California 92868

Special Comments:

Applicats will be asked to submit the following:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement expressing why he/she is interested in this fellowship
  • Qualified applicants will be invited to interview with simulation faculty as well as the chair. Since the fellow will also be acting as a clinical instructor and teaching residents several days per week, he or she will also interview with an operations officer, a vice or associate chair, and the program director.

For more information regarding this fellowship, please refer to

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