Musculoskeletal Fellowship

MSK Fellows receive instruction in a wide spectrum of image interpretation across all modalities. Fellows have the opportunity for further training in spine imaging and intervention in conjunction with our Neuroradiology and Interventional Radiology sections.

Our department emphasizes imaging in sports medicine and maintains a strong relationship with the Orthopedic Surgery Department. Our clinical volume and gamut of pathology prepares musculoskeletal fellows for a bright future in academic medicine or private practice. 

Musculoskeletal Imaging

Our clinical volume and gamut of pathology prepares musculoskeletal fellows for a bright future in academic medicine or private practice. Imaging includes:

  • Advanced MR imaging at 1.5 and 3T.
  • In excess of 5,000 Musculoskeletal MRIs are performed by our department annually
  • The Musculoskeletal teaching block for Diagnostic Radiology residents takes place during August every year with a core of didactic lectures from UNM Musculoskeletal Radiology faculty and fellows. 
  • Additional lectures from guest speakers vary from year to year.
  • An academic drawing account is awarded to fellows for reference materials and/or meeting leave expenses.
  • Fellows are encouraged to participate in resident education by providing case conferences.
  • There is no research requirement; however, there are ample opportunities for research. Furthermore, fellows have the opportunity to participate at our annual departmental Research Day in May.  

Fellowship training includes:

  • A weekly multidisciplinary sports medicine conference with sports medicine faculty and fellows who are the team physicians for the UNM Lobos Athletic Department.
  • In addition, we work closely with the orthopedic oncology service and participate in a weekly multidisciplinary sarcoma tumor board.
  • MSK Faculty and Fellows participate in a monthly conference with Rheumatology Fellows
  • Fellows are active participants in all conferences.
  • Musculoskeletal fellows are paired with faculty every weekday for coverage of the clinical musculoskeletal radiology service.
  • Additionally, they participate in the general radiology call pool as an attending physician.
  • Up to one day per week, fellows may be scheduled on a non-musculoskeletal service depending on participant interest and staffing needs of the department.
  • University of New Mexico Hospital,
  • UNM Outpatient Surgery and Imaging Service (OSIS)
  • Sandoval Regional Medical Center in Rio Rancho (SRMC),
  • Albuquerque VA Medical Center remotly