Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship
This non ACGME accredited fellowship offers a faculty appointment for an intensive one-year subspecialty training program in Musculoskeletal (MSK) Imaging and Intervention. The fellowship will prepare trainees for leadership positions in sub-specialized practices and clinically-focused academic departments.
Daily clinical work includes not only interpretation of diagnostic studies, but also a high volume of image guided intervention. Trainees become skilled at common and uncommon joint injections, image guided biopsies and thermal ablations.
The Vanderbilt Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship is participating in the newly-established MSK Fellowship match. More information can be found here.
Due to COVID-19, and in accordance with departmental policy, we will be conducting virtual interviews for all fellowship positions this year. Applicants must be eligible and in possession of a valid Tennessee state medical licensure prior to the start of fellowship.
For 2022-2023 Fellowship Positions:
Applications Open: Oct. 1, 2020
Interviews: Interviews begin after Dec. 1, 2020
Only completed application will be considered for interviews. Required application documents MUST include the following:
- MSK Fellowship Application with a passport-sized photo
- Curriculum Vitae
- Personal Statement
- Letter of Recommendation from Program Director or Dean
- Minimum of 2-3 additional Letters of Recommendation addressed to Jake Block, MD
- Official Medical School Transcripts
- USMLE Transcript with Scores (Steps I, II, III)
- Valid ECFMG Certificate (if you graduated from medical school outside of the U.S. or Canada)
Mail applications to:
Jake Block, MD
c/o: Jodi Solem
Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship Program Coordinator
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences
1161 21st Ave. South
Medical Center North
Nashville, TN 37232-2675
Trainees are appointed faculty as an Instructor of Radiology with benefits as delineated in the faculty handbook. We are a non-accredited fellowship which allows for graduated responsibility and independence. In-house moonlighting is available. Past fellows have taken advantage of this paid opportunity to keep skills up in other subspecialty areas.
Our section enjoys a strong and collegial working relationship with Vanderbilt and community orthopedic surgeons and non-operating clinicians. Faculty and fellows participate actively in multidisciplinary conferences including weekly Sarcoma Board and monthly arthroscopy correlation Sports Medicine conference and Journal Club. Time permitting, each week concludes with our “Show and Tell” teaching conference highlighting the week's best cases. Fellows are invited by our colleagues in Orthopedics to participate in their departmental conferences.
Our trainees participate in the General Call pool which involves weekend coverage of the ER, in house, and outpatient clinic radiographs 6-7 times during the year and on one holiday. In addition, when an MSK faculty person isn't on call, fellows provide "back-up" call for emergent MSK related procedures and protocols.
Van Carroll, MD
Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellow
Joanna Shechtel, MD
Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellow
The Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science provides ample opportunity for research collaboration with imaging scientists. There is also ample opportunity for clinical investigation, workflow, IT and quality improvement projects. Fellows are expected to participate in investigational pursuits and complete one publishable paper or project during their tenure. They also participate with section faculty in the ongoing education of medical students and diagnostic radiology residents. Our fellows are frequently touted by Vanderbilt residents as the most exceptional Fellow-teachers in the department, both for their teaching at the view box and their Noon Conference lectures.