Thank you for your interest in the UC San Diego Musculoskeletal (MSK) Fellowship. The fellowship is one year in duration and consists of clinical, teaching, and research responsibilities restricted to musculoskeletal imaging at three hospitals: the UC San Diego Medical Center, Thornton Pavilion (UCSD La Jolla), and Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The program is geared toward but not restricted to the fellow who is considering a career in academic musculoskeletal imaging, a field that offers excellent opportunities.
At UCSD, you will read studies for diverse patient types including children, VA patients, teleradiology clients, and indigent patients. You will work daily with world experts in the field.
The MSK Fellowship offers a valuable year devoted to the study of musculoskeletal imaging along with a balanced program devoted to clinical, teaching, and research activities. The Fellow will gain experience in reading all modalities: MRI, computed tomography and radiographs. In addition, the Fellow will take part in daily arthrograms and almost daily ultrasound and CT guided procedures at the hospitals.
As you may have heard, efforts are well underway to establish an MSK Fellowship Match for fellowship appointment date July 1, 2020. This decision has the full support of the SSR and the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments (SCARD) who are strongly encouraging Match participation for all radiology fellowship subspecialties.
The UCSD MSK Fellowship Program has decided to participate in the Match program, in the event that it is established. The Fellowship Programs have until May 1st 2018 to sign an agreement. If the Match is established, the interviews will start after November 25th 2018 for the fellowship year starting July 1st 2020. In the event that the Match is not established, we will have interviews this summer, late July and August. In either case, we are now accepting applications. Please check again on our UCSD website, as updated information will be posted as the situation evolves.
At the time of matriculation, you must have completed an accredited Radiology residency and to be an ABR Board Eligible Radiologist.
To apply, please submit the following:
- Fellowship Application form
- Personal Statement. Please discuss your career goals and personal interests.
- Three Letters of Recommendation (including one from your Program Director)
- Curriculum Vitae
- Copy of Dean's Letter
- Copy of USMLE/LMCC transcript
- Copy of medical school diploma
Please call if you wish to talk to faculty or participants (current and former) about the program; this can be easily arranged.
Please send all application materials to:
Evelyne Fliszar, MD
Program Director, Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship
c/o Audrey Hilliard
Hillcrest Outpatient Pavillion (HCOP)
408 Dickinson St.
San Diego, CA 92103-8226
Your completed file will be reviewed and you will be contacted about the possibility of a personal interview.
Who may apply for this program?
If you are accepted, you will be expected to obtain a California medical license before beginning your program.At the time of matriculation to the program, you are expected to have completed an accredited Radiology residency and to be an ABR Board Eligible Radiologist.
How much vacation time do fellows receive?
Fellows receive four weeks of paid vacation per year (20 working days).
Do you provide funding for travel to scientific meetings?
We will provide funding to allow travel to any scientific meetings in which the fellow is presenting the results of his/her research activities. Please also be aware, however, that the reimbursement for travel is limited to the UCSD Academic Senate guidelines, with a maximum reimbursement of $1000 for the year.
What are typical call responsibilities for a fellow?
Although each fellow also carries a beeper for night call every four or five weeks, only rarely is it necessary for that fellow to report to any of the hospitals. There is a routine Saturday and Sunday staffed read out at the University hospital for the on-call fellow. In addition, the fellow will be responsible for 4-5 weeks of late shift (5-11pm).
How many fellows do you take?
We will be accepting and providing full funding and benefits to approximately 5 fellows .
Do you accept off-cycle start dates for the 12 month fellowship?
Absolutely. Some fellows may elect to have an off-cycle start date.