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2024-2025 Musculoskeletal Imaging & Intervention Fellowship

Application Window

Open date: August 1, 2022

Next review date: Sunday, Apr 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

School of Medicine
Department of Radiological Sciences
Position: Health Sciences Clinical Instructor – Musculoskeletal Imaging & Intervention Fellowship

We are currently accepting applications for fellowship positions in the Department of Radiological Sciences at the University of California, Irvine for Musculoskeletal Imaging & Intervention Fellowship for the academic year 2024-2025.

Fellowship Overview

The Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention Fellowship is a comprehensive one-year program, providing strong educational experience in all facets of diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal radiology.

The Section of Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention has 4 full-time faculty. Our faculty, the rich clinical material, and our excellent relationships with referring clinicians, provide a robust educational environment for our fellows. At the conclusion of their training, our fellows are well-prepared for demanding academic and private practice positions.


In our clinical practice as a major academic referral center for musculoskeletal disorders, our fellows gain substantial exposure to a full spectrum of musculoskeletal pathologies in our busy oncology, sports medicine, rheumatology, infection, metabolic imaging, and trauma services.

Our Section is responsible for interpretation of adult musculoskeletal plain radiographs encompassing essentially the entire range of musculoskeletal pathologies, commonly serving as the basis for interpretation of advanced imaging.

Our facilities include state-of-the-art MRI and CT equipment with dedicated musculoskeletal packages. We provide interpretation for all adult and pediatric musculoskeletal MRI and CT examinations, while consultations on musculoskeletal MRI and CT, as well as PET-CT studies performed at non-UCI sites offer additional exposure to interesting cases.
Our division also utilizes advanced ultrasound equipment primarily in our sports medicine and oncology services.
Interventional Musculoskeletal Radiology

Our section enjoys a busy interventional service, and an array of imaging-guided diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are routinely performed by our faculty and fellows. Fluoroscopy, ultrasound, and CT are utilized for imaging guidance. Musculoskeletal interventions include joint and bursa injections, aspirations, tendon interventions, nerve blocks, muscle biopsies, bone marrow aspirations, as well as bone and soft tissue biopsies for initial diagnosis of primary or metastatic tumors, infection, tumor re-staging and recurrence, as well as tumor molecular profiling and genomic testing.

In addition, our section is a referral practice for minimally invasive thermal ablation of benign and malignant musculoskeletal tumors in collaboration with orthopedic oncology and other referring services. We utilize various thermal ablation modalities including radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation to treat benign bone tumors and to achieve local tumor control and pain palliation in patients with malignant tumors of bone and soft tissues including musculoskeletal metastases and sarcomas.

Our service line includes pediatric musculoskeletal interventions as well as spine interventions such as thermal ablations, biopsies, and injections. Vertebral augmentation and cementation are also performed in our practice.

Research, Conferences, and Call

Didactic lectures and case conferences are routinely provided by our faculty to fellows and residents covering full range of pathologies in diagnostic musculoskeletal radiology as well as techniques in musculoskeletal interventions.
Our faculty and fellows participate in multi-disciplinary conferences including weekly orthopedic oncologic tumor board as well as weekly spine surgery conference which provide in-depth experience in diagnosis, management, and follow up of complex cases.

Ample scientific and educational research opportunities in musculoskeletal imaging and intervention are available. Our fellows are encouraged to participate in national/international radiological meetings with dedicated conference time. We routinely publish in high-impact radiology journals and are active at national meetings.

Our fellows participate in musculoskeletal subspecialty weekend call. Optional moonlighting opportunities are available to interested fellows.

Application Guidelines
The Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention Fellowship is participating in the National Resident Match Program (NRMP) for the 2024-2025 appointment year. Please review the Society of Skeletal Radiology website and the UCI website for further details.

We offer 2 fellowship positions for the 2024-2025 academic year. Virtual interviews will be conducted after November 1st, 2022 until January, 2023.
Application Procedure – To apply, please log onto UC Irvine’s recruitment site located at:

For further information pertaining to this recruitment, please contact: Shelley Mueller at


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

-Currently in or completed a four year Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program
-M.D. or D.O. degree
-American Board of Radiology certified or eligible

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required
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Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being up-to-date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.