Emory MSK Fellowship Application Process
We will be participating in the NRMP Match. This will begin in October 2018 for the 2020-2021 application cycle. In accordance with the NRMP and Society of Skeletal Radiology (SSR) guidelines, the following outlines our application process and timeline:
1. Application: Each of the following items must be submitted before an application will be considered for an interview invitation:
a. SSR common application - Click HERE to download.
b. A passport sized head shot photo (this should be clear, recent and sent electronically)
c. Three letters of recommendation which should include one from your program director or chair, one from an MSK radiologist and one from someone of your choice
d. A personal statement. This should be a maximum of one typed page (double space, 12 font, standard margins).
e. Current CV
Material should be sent to Ms. Marvis Zanders (email@example.com) starting October 1st 2018.
2. Interviews: We will be conducting rolling interviews from December to February. All interviews will occur during the work week in an effort to let applicants see a typical work day and meet some of the attendings, fellows, residents and staff. There will be a lunch provided in addition to a facility tour. A maximum of 3 applicants will be interviewed on a day. Interviews are by invitation only and will occur on the following dates:
10th - 14th
7th - 11th
14th - 18th
22nd - 25th
28th - 31st
4th - 8th
3. Match notification: Match outcome notification will occur in accordance with the policies and timeline set forth by the NRMP. Please see their website for details as they become available by clicking HERE.
For additional information, see the SSR's FAQ page by clicking HERE.
Diagnostic and Procedural Caseload
The fellowship features training in radiography, CT, MRI and US interpretation of bone, joint, soft tissue and spine pathology. There are a significant number of procedures performed at Executive Park, Emory Hospital Midtown and Grady including image guided joint injections, peripheral nerve blocks, joint aspirations and biopsies of bone, soft tissue masses and the spine. Image guidance is performed using CT, US and fluoroscopy. At Grady, there is a signifcant emphasis on MSK related trauma and post-traumatic care.
Our section works closely with the robust orthopedic oncology practice at Emory and participates in the weekly multi-disciplinary sarcoma conference. There are periodic multi-disciplinary conferences related to sports, peripheral neuropathy and foot and ankle injuries.
Atlanta is a great place to live and the cost of living is relatively lower compared to some other large cities. Between professional and collegiate sporting events, outdoor recreation, music festivals, theatre and a thriving night life, there is a lot to do. Atlanta is also very family friendly and has many attractions targeted to families. Some major attractions include the Fox Theatre, Six Flags/White Water Park, Lake Lanier Beach and Waterpark, Georgia Aquarium, Museum of Coca Cola, Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, High Museum of Art, Piedmont Park, Center for Puppetry Arts, Centennial Park, Fernbank Science Museum, Delta Flight Museum, Chastain Park Amphitheater – and much more. Atlanta is also three hours from the coastal town of Savannah, an hour and a half from the college town of Athens and about an hour away from the Appalachian hiking trail. Atlanta is also home to the Hartsfield-Jackson international airport which makes traveling easy.
MSK Section Director: Monica Umpierrez, MD
This fellowship will give you the opportunity to interact with the established specialists of the Emory Orthopedics and Spine Center. This fellowship includes experience at the Emory Executive Park, Emory University Hospital Midtown, the new Hawks facility and Emory University Orthopedics and Spine Hospital. We also serve the MSK needs at Grady Memorial Hospital and work with the hospital's specialists in orthopedics and trauma.
Fellows will interpret images acquired on various CT units and 1.5T and 3T MRI units. Fellows will also make use of ultrasound and fluoroscopy units for diagnostic and procedural cases.
The fellowship program embraces the importance of continued education and strongly encourages participation in scholarly endeavors. For those fellows with approved scholarly activities, protected research time is available. Fellows will participate in weekly case conferences, recurring multidisciplinary conferences (sarcoma, peripheral nerve, sports arthroscopy/MR correlation and foot and ankle) in addition to spending time teaching residents.
We will begin accepting applications for the 2020-2021 match starting on October 1st 2018.
For more information contact:
Radiologic Imaging, 4th Floor
59 Executive Park South
Atlanta, Georgia 30329
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