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AIRP Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship

Musculoskeletal Imaging, Fellowship Position | Silver Spring, MD | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

The American College of Radiology (ACR):

The 34,000 members of the American College of Radiology (ACR) include radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists, interventional radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians. For over three quarters of a century, the ACR has devoted its resources to making imaging safe, effective and accessible to those who need it.

The mission of the ACR is to serve patients and society by maximizing the value of radiology, radiation oncology, interventional radiology, nuclear medicine and medical physics by advancing the science of radiology, improving the quality of patient care, positively influencing the socio-economics of the practice of radiology, providing continuing education for radiology and allied health professions and conducting research for the future of radiology.

The American Institute for Radiologic Pathology (AIRP):

The mission of the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology (AIRP), sponsored by the ACR, is to deliver unequalled training to radiology residents, fellows, and practicing radiologists from around the world. The four-week Radiologic Pathology Correlation Course is designed to aid residents and fellows in their endeavors to achieve excellence in the technologically advancing specialty of radiology, by employing radiologic-pathologic correlation in the identification of disease. The course fulfills training requirements for more than 310 radiology residency programs. The Radiologic Pathology Correlation Course is a comprehensive review of radiologic imaging with pathologic correlation providing more than 150 hours of didactic instruction and case seminars. 

The AIRP Fellow positions are designed to provide additional experience for radiologists who have completed their training and an interest in academic radiology is encouraged. Educational, clinical and research activities are emphasized here at the AIRP.  The AIRP fellow has the opportunity to review numerous correlated cases submitted to the AIRP by residents attending the Radiologic Pathology Courses.  The study of the pathologic basis of abnormal radiologic images is enhanced through review of case material, didactic lectures, and intramural conferences in the AIRP.  The length of AIRP fellow is one year. Once completed by AIRP Fellows, the AIRP will award a certificate of completion stating “AIRP Fellow completed one year of training specializing in (section specific) imaging”.  Each section will set its own specific requirements for achieving this certificate. 



  • The applicant must have completed Medical School Education and obtained the degree of Doctor of Medicine.

  • The applicant must have completed or be enrolled in a U.S.-based and Accredited Diagnostic Radiology Residency training program. 

  • The applicant must be a U.S. Citizen (but not a dual citizen). This requirement is in place to ensure that accepted fellowship applicant(s) will be able gain entrance into one of our main clinical sites, which is located at a Military Hospital (Walter Reed).

  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation written by applicant's attending physicians  (which may include the program director or department chairperson).



  • The AIRP Fellows duties span every aspect of the departmental and institutional mission.

  • The AIRP Fellows will work closely with the appropriate section chiefs and the Fellows within the department.

  • The AIRP receives approximately 1,500 cases each year.  AIRP Fellows are responsible to assist in reviewing cases submitted to their section.

  • AIRP Fellows are responsible for limited case management duties and for supporting all procedures implemented by the Quality Assurance program at the AIRP.

  • Participate in Clinical Rotations and all aspects of patient care at local institutions

Rotation Sites:

  • American Institute for Radiologic Pathology: Review AIRP class cases as unknowns

  • Joint Pathology Center: RadPath Case Conferences

  • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center: High volume sports medicine imaging and diagnostic interpretation

  • Washington Hospital Center: Regional Center of Excellence for Orthopedic Oncology, high volume musculoskeleletal biopsies; Rheumatology and Arthroscopy conferences

  • University of Virginia (1 week rotation): Special Musculoskeletal Intervention/ Spine and Sports Medicine Imaging.

  • Suburban Hospital: General Radiology (optional and allows for locum tenens)

  • Access to Customized and Dynamic Musculosketal Digital Library: Designed for on-demand access via Web, iPad, iPhone, Android, Desktop devices.

  • Research Projects, Multiple Collaborating Institutions

  • State-of-the art Computing Infrastructure

  • Primary Rotation Sites all located on or near Washington DC Metro Lines.

  • Single funded position with an approximate salary of $50,000.

  • Potential for weekend locum tenens opportunities to supplement income.

  • *$4,000 stipend for academic travel support.

  • *NOTE: The fellowship can accommodate two positions, but only one position will be funded

Bonus Points:

  • Strong interest in pursuing an academic career

  • Research Background


ACR offers a rewarding employee experience: innovative culture, professional growth potential, competitive compensation and an exceptional benefits package, including a defined contribution pension plan, 403(b); generous paid time off package; insurance plans with the leading providers; flexible spending; tuition reimbursement; training opportunities; and wellness reimbursement.

To learn more about ACR’s rewarding employee experience, culture, and benefits, visit

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