Musculoskeletal Fellowship

The Musculoskeletal Radiology Division offers One (1) position for a one (1) year fellowship. Our section directs and interprets all musculoskeletal exams performed at our three hospitals, 709 bed downtown campus and 4 outpatient clinic locations. This includes over 35,000 radiographs, 2,000 CTs and 2,500 MRIs annually. The fellow is exposed to all diagnostic imaging modalities, including limited exposure to musculoskeletal ultrasound. Our imaging equipment is state-of-the-art including two 3T and four 1.5T MRI units as well as dual source-dual energy CT scanners. The musculoskeletal fellow performs and directs approximately 200 procedures a year including arthrography, joint aspirations and injections, and percutaneous biopsies.

Our section works closely with the Departments of Orthopaedics and Rheumatology. This relationship is evidenced by cooperative research projects, several weekly and monthly Orthopaedic multidisciplinary conferences, and a monthly Rheumatology conference. Through our Level I emergency department, the fellow gains significant exposure to orthopaedic trauma. Orthopedic oncology and upper extremity imaging are also focus areas. Spine imaging is a portion of our practice.

We have two full-time musculoskeletal faculty, who oversee the fellowship year. Over the course of the year, the fellow is given increasing responsibility and serves as the point person for clinical problem solving and protocol customization. Good communication skills and a commitment to teamwork are requisites. The fellow actively participates in resident teaching in the reading room and research interests are encouraged.

This non-ACGME fellowship is a one-year only junior faculty (Clinical Instructor) position within the College of Medicine. Applicants must be able to obtain a permanent South Carolina medical license prior to the start of the fellowship. Information regarding SC permanent medical license eligibility can be found at the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation.

If you have questions regarding the fellowship, please contact Ginger Raulinaitis at 843-792-4637 or raulina@musc.edu.

Requirements

This non-ACGME fellowship is a one-year only junior faculty (Clinical Instructor) position within the College of Medicine. M.D. or D.O. Degree. Completion of 4-year radiology residency program. Applicant must be able to obtain a permanent unrestricted SC medical license prior to the start of the fellowship. Information regarding SC permanent medical license eligibility can be found at South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (PDF)

Application & Interviews

Interested applicants must be board eligible or board certified by The Board of Radiology and submit the Universal Fellowship Application and all supporting documentation. For details on the application process, please see "How to Apply" below. The application must include three letters of recommendation, one from the training program director.

Timeline

Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship beginning July 1, 2023- June 30,2024

 

For the July 1, 2023- June 30, 2024 fellowship year we will participate in the national Society of Skeletal Radiology Fellowship Match.  Please review the Society of Skeletal Radiology Fellowship Match webpage for further detail of the application process. 

Applications Accepted starting  August 1, 2021

Virtual interviews will take place beginning and after January 1, 2022 with applicants notified before then for scheduling of interviews. 

Application

All applications for consideration must be initially submitted through MUSC Human Resources as outlined below. 

  1. Please complete the common application found on the Society of Skeletal Radiology website and submit it with supporting documents (i.e., curriculum vitae, personal statement, proof of graduation from medical school, USMLE; and three letters of recommendation submitted, one from the training program director.
  2. Apply for the fellowship position through the MUSC Human Resources Applicant Portal - Radiology Clinical Instructor -  MSK
  3. Upload completed universal application and supporting documents in one file, if possible.  (pdf document preferred)
    If unable to upload all supporting documents, please email supporting documentation to Ginger Raulinaitis at raulina@musc.edu.

Letters of recommendation should be addressed to:

Russell Chapin, MD
Director, Musculoskeletal Radiology
MUSC Department of Radiology
96 Jonathan Lucas Street - MSC 323
Charleston, SC  29425