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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

The MRI Fellowship at the University of California, San Diego is a 12-month clinical fellowship.  The MRI fellows gain excellent experience in all aspects of Neuro MRI (including brain, neck, and spine), Body MRI (including liver, enterography, prostate, female pelvis), and MSK MRI.  Additionally, there are opportunities for elective time in fetal MRI, breast MRI, and cardiac MRI based on the fellow's interests.  The fellows will become familiar with advanced and cutting-edge MR techniques.  In addition to clinical and call duties, the fellows are responsible for teaching radiology residents, as well as medical students and visiting fellows. Our educational program is enhanced by numerous subspecialty and multidisciplinary conferences including didactic lecture series, case conferences, and tumor boards.

UC San Diego Health has several clinical care locations in La Jolla and Hillcrest with all subspecialties represented, and is a Level I trauma center, NCI designated cancer center, transplant center, burn center, and tertiary referral center. 

Please click the link below, to learn more about the general aspects of the Graduate Medical Education space at UC San Diego:

Applying to the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Fellowship: 
We will not be offering an MRI Fellowship for the 2024-25 year. 

Contact Information: 

Audrey Keane, Administrative Assistant 
Department of Radiology
Tel. (619) 543-3913

Nikdokht Farid, MD,
Director, MRI Fellowship Program



Who may apply for this fellowship?
At the time of matriculation to the fellowship, you are expected to have completed an accredited Radiology residency and to be an ACR Board Eligible Radiologist. 

Fellows sponsored for H-1B visa by the UCSD Department of Radiology?
International medical graduates, who are accepted into a Radiology fellowship program at UCSD, are sponsored for the J-1 visa through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). 

How much vacation time do fellows receive? 
Fellows receive four weeks of paid vacation per year (20 working days). 

What is your Maternity/Paternity Leave Policy? 
Please contact UCSD Radiology's Education Services at 619-543-5493. 

What Malpractice Insurance do you offer? 
Professional liability insurance is supplied by the University of California Regents.