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Body Imaging Fellowship


The Body Imaging Fellowship at the University of California, San Diego is a clinical fellowship in MRI, CT, US, radiography, and fluoroscopy. The fellowship provides training in state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging of the abdomen and pelvis. Fellows rotate through all of the clinical services within the division and generally choose to spend a relatively large portion of their time on MRI. Prospective fellows wishing to pursue focused training in other aspects of body imaging such as CT, US, or fetal imaging can usually be accommodated and are encouraged to discuss this with the program director.

UC San Diego Health has multiple clinical care locations in La Jolla and Hillcrest, with all subspecialties represented.  We are a Level I trauma center, transplant center, burn center, NCI designated Cancer Center, and tertiary referral center. This fellowship also offers a unique experience in high-risk obstetrical ultrasound at our Fetal Care and Genetics center with an integrated multidisciplinary approach working with perinatologists, genetic counselors, and sonographers. Multiple opportunities exist for research in all modalities. In addition, fellows will teach and present at conferences, including highly educational and impactful tumor boards. Twice weekly educational conferences are conducted for the residents and fellows in general body imaging and dedicated body MR imaging. A dedicated seminar series for the fellows is also presented by the faculty. Fellows may also participate in the educational lectures and seminars prepared for the residency. 

Applying to the Body Imaging Fellowship:

We welcome all interested applicants to apply to the Body Imaging Fellowship program. At the time of matriculation to the fellowship, you are expected to have completed an accredited radiology residency and to be an ABR Board-eligible Radiologist. 

The dates for the 2022 Radiology Fellowship cycle for academic year 2023-24 appointments are: 

August 1, 2021:             Applications accepted
November 1, 2021:        Interviews begin
March 31, 2022:            Interviews are completed

Application Process:  

AP On-Line Recruit application will open August 1, 2021. You will need the documents listed below to apply. Please check back on or after  August 1, 2021 for job post link.

  •  Fellowship Application Form.pdf
  • Personal Statement. Please tell us your career goals and personal interests.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (including one from your Program Director)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of Dean's Letter - if you need to request your Dean's Letter, please upload a document with your name and date as a confirmation you have requested a copy from your medical school to be sent to us via e-mail or mail to Sandra Rodarte, Administrative Assistant. 
  • Copy of USMLE/COMLEX transcript
  • Copy of medical school diploma
  • State preference for your focused area:
             CT _____, US_____, MRI _____

Your completed file will be reviewed, and you will be contacted about the possibility of an interview. If you have any questions about the status of your application, please call Sandra Rodarte at (619) 543-6641.

Contact Information: 

Sandra Rodarte, Administrative Assistant 
Department of Radiology
Tel. (619) 543-6641 


Blanca Gonzalez, Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Radiology
Tel. (619) 543-5493


​Michael Hahn, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Director of Body Imaging Fellowship

Mary O'Boyle, MD
Professor of Clinical Radiology
Co-Director of Body Imaging Fellowship



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. 

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.