The UK College of Medicine Department of Radiology is proud to offer an emergency radiology fellowship. This non-ACGME accredited fellowship is a 12-month program with one fellowship spot per year.

Level 1 Trauma Center

The department of radiology supports emergency patient care at both its UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital and the UK Good Samaritan Hospital campuses. The Chandler Hospital Level 1 Trauma Center is one of only two Level 1 Trauma Centers in Kentucky and the only Level 1 Trauma Center serving central and eastern Kentucky. UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital is also one of only 31 medical centers in the United States to be certified as both a pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center and adult Level 1 Trauma Center.

Training Program Learning Objectives

Under faculty supervision, fellows obtain subspecialty expertise in the interpretation of all radiographic and cross-sectional imaging, including CT, MR and ultrasound, as they relate to care of the acutely ill or injured patient.  Fellows also develop skills in the management of a busy and complex emergency radiology practice and become experienced consultants for the other medical professionals in the emergency/trauma center.  Fellows may also request up to two months (~eight weeks) of elective time in a radiology subspecialty.

Specific Objectives

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Barbara Pawley, MD
Program Director, Emergency Radiology Fellowship
  1. Learning basic and tailored CT protocols for the most common pathologic entities seen in emergency radiology for both adult and pediatric patients (trauma, abdominal pain, chest pain, etc.).  
  2. Learning advanced CT imaging protocols unique to emergency radiology (e.g., streamlined CT Trauma protocols, limiting radiation and contrast exposure in emergent situations that require imaging).
  3. Acquiring advanced interpretive and judgment skills in the imaging and management of acutely ill and traumatized adult and pediatric patients.

4.  Learning/refining ultrasound skills in the assessment of:  fluid in the setting of trauma, abdominal pain, scrotal US, vascular US, and pelvic US to include limited first-trimester obstetric imaging.  

5.  Developing skills to critically review and provide instruction to radiology residents as well as participating in the education of residents and medical students.

Clinical Duties

In conjunction with faculty radiologists, fellows are involved in the protocoling and interpretation of all emergency radiology examinations, specifically:

CT and MR including: Abdomen/Body, Chest, Musculoskeletal, Neuro, and Non-Cardiac CT Angiography (CTA)

Ultrasound (Body, First-trimester OB/GYN, Vascular)

Radiography as well as occasional fluoroscopy

Salary and Benefits

For information about our competitive salary and more, review the information here.


Lexington, Ky.

Lexington is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. It has the all the amenities of a large city but still manages to preserve that warm, small-town feel. There are sprawling horse farms, walking and biking trails and parks. The famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail is also worth exploring. Keeneland and the Kentucky Horse Park are must-see attractions. Downtown Lexington is home to a vibrant theatre district, high-end eateries and restaurants as well as the nationally famous Rupp Arena. For more information about Lexington,  explore VisitLEX:

How to Apply

To apply, please submit the following materials to Barbara Pawley, MD, Emergency Radiology Fellowship Program Director, c/o Joey Stuckelman, Medical Education Specialist, at


  1. Current Curriculum Vitae
  2. Completed Universal Application for Fellowship
  3. Medical school transcript
  4. Medical school dean’s letter (MSPE)
  5. A letter of recommendation from the Program Director of your Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program
  6. . Two additional letters of recommendation
  7. Personal statement
  8. USMLE (and/or COMLEX) transcripts: Steps 1, 2CS, 2CK, and 3
  9. If applicable, ECFMG certificate

For additional information or questions, please feel free to contact:

Joey Stuckelman, MFA, C-TAGME

Medical Education Specialist