MGH-China Translational Ultrasound Research Training Program

1. Program Introduction

China’s large population, diversity of health care delivery settings, and emphasis on research and education have created a conducive environment for translational ultrasound research. As a result, we have noted substantial interest in translational imaging research training amongst Chinese physicians. We welcome these physicians, and have created a training program that builds on CURT’s established training curriculum with several additional components relevant to Chinese trainees.

First, the program has a dedicated Director, Dr. Qian Li, who obtained MD and got training at Beijing Medical University. Dr. Li is an experienced researcher, who works with each post-doctoral fellow to craft their study program. He also assists trainees with identifying and developing mentored research projects and with defining publishable projects.

An observership component is a key part of the MGH-China post-doctoral physician training program. Physician post-doctoral fellows are welcome to attend daily case conferences where teaching cases are discussed. They are also encouraged to attend MGH Radiology Grand Rounds and the numerous medical imaging conferences held every day at MGH.

In addition, MGH’s Office for Research Career Development (ORCD) offers two 12-week courses in English as a Second Language for Researchers and various workshops on scientific presentations and other public speaking skills. There is also an active community of Chinese post-doctoral research fellows at MGH, which creates opportunities for trainees to meet their scientific colleagues among our collaborators and the greater Boston academic community.

2. Eligibility

  • Applicants must have a medical degree and an interest in ultrasound or medical imaging.
  • It is desirable for the person to have prior research experience.
  • Applicants must be able to read, speak, and learn in English.
  • Collaborative research is a dynamic, collective effort. It is important that an applicant is able to communicate successfully and will be an enthusiastic member of the team. 

3. Admission

Step 1: Please complete this application.

Step 2: After the all the materials have been received and reviewed, applicants will have an online interview before being accepted into the program. 

Step 3: Applicants will be notified of the decision by email.