Musculoskeletal Imaging

We have filled our three fellowship spots for the 2018-2019 year. There are 3 spots available for 2019-2020; we will be accepting applications summer 2017. 

The Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship offers training in all aspects of MSK imaging: sports medicine, trauma, bone and soft tissue tumors, general orthopedics /sports medicine, and rheumatology. There are two fellows each year, rotating between the University of Utah Orthopaedic Center, University of Utah Hospital, and Wahlen Veterans Administration Hospital.

The fellowship concentrates on advanced imaging, although plain film expertise is also developed. There are 25-30 musculoskeletal MRI/day, 5-10 CT/day, 10-15 procedures/week, 1-3 image guided biopsies and 4-6 ultrasounds/week. The section enjoys an unusually close working relationship with the departments of orthopaedics and rheumatology, and there are numerous joint conferences with these departments on a weekly basis

Applicants are expected to have demonstrated during their residency an aptitude and focus on musculoskeletal imaging. Publications are not required, but are an asset to the application. All fellows must be board-certified at the start of their fellowship, and have obtained Utah licensure. Applicants are typically third year residents, although fellows have also come from private practice


Candidates for this program are selected based on their preparedness, ability, academic credentials, communication skills and personal qualities, such as motivation and integrity.

To be eligible for appointment to the House staff at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine, an applicant must either be:

  • A graduate of a US or Canadian medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) -OR-
  • A graduate of a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) -OR-
  • A graduate of a medical school outside of the United States who meets one or more of the qualifications listed under the application section below

In order to qualify for our fellowship you must also qualify for a State of Utah Medical License, which requires 2 years of ACGME training in the United States. All selected candidates will be required to comply with the Health Sciences Center drug testing policy and criminal background check.


An applicant must submit the following:

  • Completed Universal Application Form
  • Curriculum vitae and one page personal statement
  • USMLE scores, steps 1, 2 and 3 (copies are ok)
  • Dean's Letter and transcripts (copies are ok)
  • Three letters of recommendation (one must be from current program director)
  • Proof of graduation from medical school with date of graduation

In addition to the above, international medical graduates must also include the following:

  • Copy of green card, J-1 clinical visa or documentation of US citizenship
  • Valid ECFMG certificate with Clinical Skills Assessment certification

Contact Us

Terri Clayson

Program Coordinator
University of Utah School of Medicine
Department of Radiology
30 North 1900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Phone: (801) 581-2868

Program Director

Sarah Stilwill, MD