Fellowship

The Duke Musculoskeletal Imaging fellowship is a one year fellowship designed to provide training applicable to a future career in either academic or private practice radiology. Duke University Health System is a tertiary care center. We see a diverse array of pathology including sports medicine, orthopedic oncology, rheumatology, spine, and trauma. Diagnostic experience is provided in radiography, US, CT, and MR imaging. Procedural experience includes arthrography with fluoroscopic assistance (both for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes), CT guided spinal injections, and image-guided biopsies using US or CT fluoroscopy.

We enjoy a friendly work environment and a collegial relationship with the clinicians of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as well as the other clinical departments and divisions in the Health System including Sports Medicine, Neurosurgery, Radiation Oncology, Pathology, and Rheumatology. There are six full-time and 2 part-time faculty in the Division of Musculoskeletal Imaging, and all are dedicated to resident and fellow education.

Research opportunities abound, and fellows are encouraged to participate in research projects during their fellowship year. When participating in such a project, fellows will be provided with dedicated academic time during the workweek, with the expectation of presenting their research findings at a national meeting and submitting a manuscript detailing their work.

As the Department of Radiology supports a large residency program and runs a medical student core curriculum in medical imaging, each musculoskeletal fellow is given opportunities in teaching at both the medical student and resident levels.

One of the highlights of the fellowship program is our conference schedule. Most conferences are weekly. This includes three fellow-oriented conferences: the Requisites Book review, interesting cases/rollout, and faculty lectures as well as the multidisciplinary Orthopedic Oncologic conference and Orthopedic Grand Rounds/ MM. Additional conferences occur less frequently as listed below. Although quite early or late in the day, opportunities to attend additional orthopedic conferences exist as well.

Starting with the academic year 7/1/2023, Duke University has been participating in the Society of Skeletal Radiology-sponsored MSK Fellowship Match.
While applications for the year 2024 are being accepted, they will not be responded to until September 15, 2022. Per SSR guidelines, interviewing will not occur until November 1, 2022.

MSK MATCH TIMELINE:

August 1, 2022: Programs can accept applications

November 1, 2022: MSK Fellowships begin interviewing candidates

March 22, 2023: Match Opens

March 31, 2022: Programs complete interviews

April 19, 2023: Rankings Open

May 17, 2023: Quota Change Deadline

June 1, 2023: Rank Order List Deadline

June 15, 2023: Match Day

Requirements for Fellowship:

  1. The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) is required for entrance into the Duke Musculoskeletal Imaging fellowship program.
  2. A North Carolina Medical Board license to practice medicine and credentialing from the Duke University Medical Center is also required prior to beginning training. A FULL NC Medical License is required – a training license WILL NOT suffice.
  3. For applicants who are not U.S. citizens (an H1-B visa is required) a student visa is unacceptable.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to obtain the appropriate requirements.

Your completed application should include:

  • Completed application form
  • CV
  • Personal statement
  • USMLE Transcripts
  • 3 letters of recommendation (1 must be from your Program Director or Chairman)

Please submit your application to Emily Colclough, (MSK Fellowship Coordinator) at the address listed below.

TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS, PLEASE CONTACT:

Emily Colclough

Program Coordinator
Telephone: (919) 684-7442
Fax: (919) 684-7138
E-mail: emily.colclough@duke.edu

Program Director:

Charles E. Spritzer, M.D.

Telephone: (919) 684-7272
Fax: (919) 684-7129

Please send applications to: MSKFellowship@duke.edu

For correspondence, please use the following:

Mailing address:
Duke University Medical Center
Department of Radiology
Division of Musculoskeletal Imaging
DUMC Box 3808, Durham, NC 27710

Physical address:
Duke South Hospital
Department of Radiology
Division of Musculoskeletal Imaging
40 Duke Medicine Circle Room 24244B, Durham, NC 27710

Conferences

Departmental & Division Conferences

Conferences are weekly unless indicated differently.

wdt_ID Type Day(s) Location Time
1 DEPARTMENTAL
2 Radiology Grand Rounds 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Thurs 2002 Duke North 7:30 – 8:30 AM
3 MUSCULOSKELETAL
4 *Interesting Case Conference Daily 1512B Duke North 4:00 PM
5 Hip 1st & 3rd Monday 1512B Duke North 11:30 – 12:15 PM
6 Bone Conference Tuesday – Thursday 1515 Duke North 12:00 PM
7 Journal Club Monthly- TBA 1512B Duke North 12:00 PM
8 QA Conference Monthly- TBA 1515 Duke North
9 Research Conference Monthly- TBA
10 MULTIDISCIPLINARY
11 Spine Conference 1st & 3rd Monday 1512B Duke North 7:15 – 8:15 AM
12 Orthopedic Tumor Conference Tuesday 1512B Duke North 7:30 – 8:30 AM
13 Orthopedic Grand Rounds Wednesday Bryan Center 7:00 – 8:00 AM
14 Rheumatology 1st & 3rd Thursday 1515 Duke North 8:30 – 9:30AM
15 Hand Conference 2nd Thursday 1512B Duke North 6:30 AM
16 Foot & Ankle Conference 4th Thursday ASC 6:30 AM
17 Sports Medicine (optional) Friday Fitz Yeager 7:00 – 8:30 AM

*For subscription information and updates on other CME courses offered by the Department of Radiology and the Division of Musculoskeletal Imaging, visit the CME & Visiting Fellowships page.

Multidisciplinary Conferences

Spine Conference

  • Monday 7:15 AM, Bone Conference Room

Sports Medicine Conference

  • Friday 7:00 AM, Finch-Yeager
  • Friday 12:30 PM, Bone Conference Room