The ACGME-accredited Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine is a one-year program that provides superior in-depth didactic and hands-on training in all aspects of clinical musculoskeletal and emergency radiology. One new fellow is sponsored each year, with the goal of applying his or her expanded proficiency in the musculoskeletal subspecialty to an academic career or private practice.
During their training, fellows are exposed to excellent pathology, a high volume and broad spectrum of cases and procedures, state-of-the-art technology, a stimulating working environment, and ample research opportunities. The fellows review plain films, CT studies and MRI examinations, and also learn to perform and interpret musculoskeletal sonographic studies. They diagnose conditions ranging from sports injuries to arthritis to spine disease, participating in procedures such as: MR arthrography, CT arthrography, therapeutic joint injections, spine injections and bone and soft tissue biopsies.
The program's emphasis on teaching proper protocol and interpretation of tests in a timely fashion is underscored by our state-of-the-art equipment. At present, the Department of Radiology houses seven MRI units (including two high field 3.0 Tesla scanners), 12 multidetector CT scanners (including six GE LightSpeed 64-slice CT scanners), and a 1.0 Tesla Open MRI (the first ever to be used in the New York Metropolitan area).
Fellows function as an integral part of the musculoskeletal radiology team, working in a multidisciplinary fashion with the clinical staff of orthopaedics, rheumatology, physical and rehabilitation medicine, oncology, endocrinology, pathology, and other specialties. This comprehensive clinical experience, coupled with the intense didactic curriculum, has led to a 100% post-fellowship placement rate for the past several years.
The Musculoskeletal Fellowship program integrates extensive hands-on experience with lectures, conferences, and research. The fellow's responsibilities include teaching residents, as well as attending daily case reviews and one-on-one teaching conferences. Fellows also attend the weekly Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds, a weekly bone sarcoma conference, and monthly orthopaedic oncology and rheumatology conferences. Two dedicated bone pathologists participate in the daily caseload discussions and serve as excellent resources.
Fellows are encouraged to participate in a research project, facilitated under the guidance of a mentor. Currently, scoliosis studies including pre-operative pedical evaluation, post-operative screw placement evaluation, and analysis of lung volumes pre-and post-surgery are underway. Fellows also have opportunities to present their radiographic findings of their research activities at peer-reviewed conferences, and at national symposia whenever possible.
Salary and Benefits
Montefiore Medical Center offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including four weeks of vacation. There is an allowance which fellows can use to attend a continuing medical education meeting. Subsidized housing is available close to the Moses Campus and in Riverdale. Fellows also receive three meal cards each day, which may be used at all food stations at Montefiore Medical Center and the Einstein Campus, as well as reduced rates for monthly parking.
Montefiore Medical Center is located in a pleasant residential section of the North Bronx, close to the Westchester border and several major highways. Residents, fellows, and faculty easily commute from Manhattan, Westchester, Connecticut, Rockland, and New Jersey.
Montefiore housing is available in Riverdale (10 minutes away) and also on the Medical Center grounds.
The Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship is accredited by the ACGME.
How to Apply
To apply to the Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship, please send the following materials to the address below:
- Updated curriculum vita
- Personal statement of career objectives
- Three letters of recommendation
- Completed universal fellowship application form (can be downloaded from http://www.apdr.org/FellowshipApplication.doc)
Montefiore Medical Center & Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Department of Radiology
Attn: Emily Ofrias
111 E 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467