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Program Highlights

Example of a fellow rotation schedule:

  • 7/1-7/29 - Strong Memorial Hospital
  • 7/30-8/31 - Clinton Crossings
  • 9/1-12/30 - University Medical Imaging
  • 1/1-3/1 - Interventional Radiology​
  • 3/2-3/31 - Clinton Crossings
  • 4/1-5/5 - Strong Memorial Hospital
  • 5/6-5/31 - Clinton Crossings
  • 6/1-6/30 - Strong Memorial Hospital

Anticipated Work Volume Per Fellow

  • MRI rotation (4 months): 800-1000 MRI’s for an average of 225 MRI/month
  • Arthrograms (6-7 months): 300-350 arthrograms for an average of 12 arthrograms/week
  • IR bone biopsies (2 months): 20-25 bone biopsies and 5-10 soft tissue biopsies

Additional experiences

Orthopedic Lab

The fellow will participate in Orthopedic lab on afternoons in the month of October. This experience will be valuable for the fellow to learn orthopedic hardware, surgical techniques and anatomy on cadaver dissections.

Interdisciplinary Conferences

  • Rad/Path/Orthopedic Tumor board: Weekly on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 PM
  • Rheumatology: Bimonthly on Thursdays from 8:00-9:00 AM
  • Hip Preservation: Monthly on Thursdays from 7:00-8:00 AM
  • Sports Medicine: Bimonthly (depending on availability) on Fridays from 7:30-8:30 AM
  • UMI/MSK Interesting Cases: Weekly on Thursdays from 8:00-9:00 AM

The People

Our faculty members are dedicated professionals, with many at the top of their profession.  And, it’s probably no coincidence that approximately 70% have ties to URMC by either obtaining their medical degree or completing their internship, residency or fellowship here.

In Musculoskeletal radiology we have 6 faculty members including 4 members of the Society of Skeletal Radiology and 1 member of the International Skeletal Society.

URMC Community    

The Department of Imaging Sciences enjoys a warm and collegial relationship with other departments throughout the University of Rochester Medical Center.  Our fellows benefit by interacting closely with residents, fellows, and attending physicians from these programs at many interdisciplinary conferences.

Case Variety

The University of Rochester Medical Center is a level I trauma center, tertiary referral center, cancer center and a transplant center. This means that fellows will see a wide variety of cases not seen in most other fellowship programs.

Customized Curriculum

Within the requirements of the program, fellow training can be modified to accommodate individualized needs and strengths, as well as hone learning to support a fellow’s specific professional interest.

Technology    

The technology base of the department is “state of the art” with the latest CT, MR and information systems technology. Training programs are designed to enable fellows to acquire and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and judgment necessary for competence in the specialty of their choice, and this is primarily achieved by involvement in clinical case material under direct supervision and guidance of the faculty.  More formal teaching supplements this educational process by providing lectures, demonstrations and conferences as well as electronic teaching aids.