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.

The musculoskeletal radiology division is staffed by six fellowship-trained radiologists performing approximately 125,000 examinations per year. This volume includes over 10,000 MRI examinations and 3,000 CT. Approximately 1,200 interventional procedures are performed each year utilizing CT, ultrasound and fluoroscopic guidance.

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

Musculoskeletal imaging fellows are offered an optional four weeks of elective time is available if desired.

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

The Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship is a one-year, non-accredited program. Please note that an applicant may only apply to one fellowship program. Although the MSK Fellowship is unaccredited, the program does participate in the NRMP Match.

Application Process

Applications are now being accepted for the 2023-2024 academic year. Applicants must have completed or be scheduled to complete an ACGME-accredited Diagnostic Radiology residency prior to their desired start date. Our program will continue to participate in the National Residency Matching Program NRMP. The program number for Emergency Radiology is 1566R26F0.

Application must include:

We are currently accepting applications for two fellows for the 2023-2024 academic year! Interviews will be conducted from October 2021 to March 2022. Selected candidates will be invited for a personal interview with the program director, current fellows and other faculty.

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

  • August 1, 2021: first day to accept applications for 2023 appointment
  • November 1, 2021: virtual interview period begins
  • March 31, 2022: virtual interviews completed
  • March 2022 (date TBA by NRMP): match opens
  • April 2022 (official date TBA by NRMP): ranking opens
  • May 2022 (official date TBA by NRMP): quota changes deadline
  • May 2022 (official date TBA by NRMP): ranking closes
  • June 2022 (official date TBA by NRMP): Match Day
  • July 1, 2022: AY2022-2023 Musculoskeletal Imaging fellowship begins

Please note: All applicants must be a U.S. citizen and must be able to obtain a full and unrestricted license in the state of Ohio prior to starting the fellowship.

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

Matthew C. Lang
Fellowship Manager

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

Meet the Program Director:


Jason Payne, MD
Assistant Professor

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