Meet the Fellows: Q&A With AIRP Fellow Kris Foreman, MD
Every July, the AIRP is pleased to welcome a new class of fellows to the Institute for a one-year program that offers extensive educational and research training to those with an interest in academic medicine. As part of this experience, fellows work closely with appointed section chiefs and other fellows within their department to assist in intensive case review and research projects, participate in clinical rotations and support all procedures implemented by the Quality Assurance Program of the AIRP.
Now, the ACR Bulletin talks with current fellow Kris Foreman, MD, to provide an inside look at the inner workings of the AIRP fellowship experience.
From the ACR Bulletin:
Q: What does becoming a fellow mean to you personally?
A: Being a fellow is a tremendous honor. I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to work with Dr. Murphey [the Physician-in-Chief at AIRP] one-on-one every day. I truly enjoy MSK radiology, especially bone and soft tissue tumors, and the AIRP is probably the best place to learn about this specific area.
Q: What is your impression of the AIRP?
A: The AIRP is a wonderful place to work. The staff are nice and respectful. Everyone works to create a collegial environment within the workplace.
Q: What is a typical day like for you as an AIRP fellow?
A: My schedule is highly variable! There are days when Dr. Murphey and I will go to three or four different medical facilities to discuss cases and imaging from all over the world with other radiologists, clinicians and pathologists. These cases span the entire gambit of patient populations including very young children to the older, adult population. They also encompass both civilian and military populations.
Q: Have you learned anything so far in your fellowship that you will apply to future work?
A: I learn things every day reviewing cases with Dr. Murphey about what I should and shouldn’t do when I start working on my own. These pointers range from specifics on MR exams to procedure details that are commonly made by those who don’t routinely do MSK radiology.
Kris Foreman, MD, grew up in Lake Charles, LA, and attended Tulane University before going on to medical school at the University of Michigan. Foreman went on to complete his internship and residency years at the Mayo Clinic in Florida. It was there that he fostered his desire to become a musculoskeletal radiologist and began working with Mark Kransdorf, MD, FACR, of the AIRP.