Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship

Program Overview: 

Over the course of an MSK fellowship at the Department of Medical Imaging, the fellow receives exceptional instruction in all aspects of Musculoskeletal radiology. The MSK fellow learns to interpret high volumes of MRI and CT studies, including sports medicine cases.

We offer outstanding research opportunities training in musculoskeletal ultrasonography and ultrasound-guided procedures, the opportunity to train in a top-tier Level I Trauma Center and a large number of interdisciplinary conferences.

Our Radiology board-certified faculty members are dedicated to education and are invited course instructors for national and international meetings.

Clinical Training Offered

  • Musculoskeletal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Arthrography/joint injections (diagnostic and therapeutic)
  • Imaging-guided joint aspirations 
  • Bursal and tendon sheath aspirations and injections
  • Ultrasound guided calcium lavage
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Radiography
  • Soft tissue and bone biopsies
  • Radiofrequency tumor ablations in conjunction with the Interventional Radiology Division (fellows spend a minimum of 2 weeks on dedicated biopsy service)
  • Spinal interventions

Epidural, facet, sacroiliac joints, nerve root block, vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty, discography, etc. Performed by the Neuroradiology and Interventional Radiology Divisions (musculoskeletal fellows can participate if interested) 

Special Strengths

  • High volumes of MRI and CT studies
  • Excellent relationship with the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery, Podiatry, Rheumatology and Oncology
  • High volume of sports medicine cases
  • Three 1.5T MRI and three 3.0T MRI machines (University Campus, North Campus, Outpatient Imaging Center, and South Campus)
  • Outstanding research opportunities with 3 MRI machines
  • Training in musculoskeletal ultrasonography and ultrasound-guided procedures
  • Large number of interdisciplinary conferences
  • Training in Level I Trauma Center
  • Learn more about research opportunities in the Department of Medical Imaging.

 

 

Application Process: 

Please note: the Fellow Candidate must be eligible to obtain an Arizona Medical License prior to the start of the program. To ensure eligibility, applicants must possess an MD or DO degree, and have completed training and eligible to take the national boards in an ACGME-accredited diagnostic radiology program in the U.S. or Canada, by the fellowship start date. The program participates in the MSK Fellowship Match.

Download Application

Candidates should send the following documents to Nathan Medsker at nathanmedsker@arizona.edu

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • University of Arizona, Department of Medical Imaging, Fellowship Application
  • Medical School Transcripts or Dean’s Letter
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • USMLE Scores (Steps I, II, IICS, III)
  • Photo
  • Visa Status, if applicable
  • ECFMG Certificate, if applicable

 

Contact Information
Address: 

Nathan Medsker
Program Coordinator
Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship
Tel: (520) 621-7241

Banner University Medical Center - Tucson
Department of Medical Imaging
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
PO Box 245067
Tucson, AZ 85724-5067