About Ohio State's Musculoskeletal Fellowship

The Musculoskeletal Fellowship is a one-year, non-ACGME-accredited program for radiologists seeking advanced training in diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal radiology. The curriculum allows for progressive scholarship and experience in all facets of musculoskeletal imaging. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center possesses robust orthopedic and sports medicine departments providing ample exposure to all varieties of musculoskeletal pathology.

 Two fellows are accepted into the program each academic year.

Core Competencies

Upon completion of the program, fellows will have:

  • Advanced knowledge in imaging principles and physics, including radiation biology and safety
  • Knowledge in radiographic techniques and their indications, including conventional radiography, computed tomography, fluoroscopy, sonography, nuclear scintigraphy and MR imaging
  • An understanding of radiographic, sonographic, scintigraphic and cross-sectional imaging evaluation of musculoskeletal diseases
  • Ability to perform interventional procedures, including CT- and ultrasound image-guided biopsies as well as ultrasound- and fluoroscopically-guided access procedures
  • An understanding of emergency procedures, including their indications and impact

An optional four weeks of elective time is available to fellows if desired.

Graduates of the program are successfully equipped to join either academic or private practice. 

Application Process

Applications are now being accepted for the 2025-2026 academic year. Applicants must have completed or be scheduled to complete an ACGME-accredited Diagnostic Radiology residency and be able to obtain a full and unrestricted Ohio medical license prior to their desired start date. Though our Musculoskeletal Imaging program is non-accredited, we will continue to participate in the National Residency Matching Program NRMP. The program number for Emergency Radiology is 1566R26F0.

Application must include:

 The American Board of Radiology and Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments (SCARD) has set the following dates:

  • November 1, 2023: First day to accept applications for 2025 appointment
  • January 8, 2024: Virtual interview period begins
  • March 31, 2024: Virtual interviews completed
  • June 14, 2024: Match Day
  • July 1, 2024: AY2023-2024 Musculoskeletal Imaging fellowship begins

Applicants must also be able to obtain a full and unrestricted Ohio medical license prior to their start date.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to the fellowship coordinator:

Samantha Schnitzer
Fellowship Manager

Department of Radiology
395 W. 12th Ave.
Fourth Floor
Columbus, OH 43210

Meet the Program Director:


Jason Payne, MD
Associate Professor