Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship

The Department of Diagnostic Radiology at the Yale University School of Medicine is pleased to sponsor a 1 year fellowship in Musculoskeletal and Orthopedic Imaging.

The training will include plain film interpretation, including general orthopedics, trauma, pediatric imaging, orthopedic CT, MRI, MSK US and interventional procedures (bone and soft tissue biopsies), arthrography, and CT guided tumor localization. Candidates should be board eligible or certified by the American Board of Radiology, hold or be eligible for a permanent medical license in Connecticut, and must have evidence of valid work authorization.

The fellow will attend and participate in relevant conferences including sports medicine (weekly), orthopedic grand rounds (weekly), multidisciplinary orthopedic oncology conference (weekly), Journal Club and didactic radiologic musculoskeletal conference (weekly). Departmental Radiology conferences include 2 daily resident conferences and Radiology Grand Rounds (biweekly). A dedicated hands on MSK ultrasound curriculum has also been implemented and is held weekly on Monday afternoons.

The musculoskeletal imaging section has five dedicated radiologists on staff and performs approximately a high volume of musculoskeletal MRI examinations on 7 1.5T Siemens clinical magnets and 7 3.0 T clinical magnets and a dedicated Ultrasound unit in the department. There are several additional magnets dedicated to research in our MR research center. Yale New Haven Hospital is a Level 1 Trauma Center with an extensive exposure to blunt and penetrating bone injury and its imaging. Fellows will be encouraged to complete one or more research projects during the 12 month fellowship.

MSK Fellowship Program Director: Andrew Lischuk, MD

MSK Fellows 2015-16

Brittany Branson, MD
Ezra Detroy, MD
Al Hassan Makkouk, MD

How To Apply

Applications for our 2017-18 MSK Imaging fellowship will be accepted beginning on June 1st. Applications must be received by September 1st. Interviews will take place sometime in Late August to Early September on a rolling basis.

To apply to a fellowship program please email all documentation in PDF format as a complete application (items 1-6) to:
ydrmskfellowship@yale.edu

Subject line should include applicant's name.

Completed Application in PDF format must include:

  1. Universal Application
  2. USMLE or LMCC transcript, as applicable
  3. ECFMG documentation, as applicable
  4. Medical School Diploma
  5. Personal Statement
  6. Three letters of recommendation (one of which must be from your current program director) should be submitted directly by the authors or their representative via email in PDF format addressed to the program director.

Please note that all letters should be signed and on official institutional letterhead.

Candidates should be board eligible or certified by the American Board of Radiology, hold or be eligible for a permanent medical license in Connecticut, and must have evidence of valid work authorization.

Any questions please contact:
M. Lisa Varipapa, MPH
MSK Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: 203.200.5590
Fax: 203.200.5170

Andrew Lischuk, MD
Assistant Professor, Diagnostic Radiology
Fellowship Program Director, Musculoskeletal Imaging
Yale University School of Medicine