About Ohio State's Musculoskeletal Fellowship

The Musculoskeletal Fellowship is a one-year non-accredited program. The osteoradiology curriculum allows for progressive scholarship and experience. Please note that an applicant may only apply to one fellowship.

Upon completion of the program, fellows will have:
  • Advanced knowledge in the 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 such as image guided biopsies, drainage procedures, percutaneous introduction techniques
  • An understanding of emergency procedures and their indications and impact

Program directorJason Payne, MD

Application Process

All positions are filled for a July 2019 start.

Application must include:
  • Fellowship application (please type, as this is a writable PDF)
  • CV
  • Personal statement
  • Copy of USMLE and/or COMLEX scores
  • Copy of medical school transcript
  • Three recent letters of recommendation (within one year)
Application dates:
  • We anticipate participation in the NRMP match, once the approval process is finalized. We will accept applications starting July 1, unless otherwise instructed by the SSR at a later date, and plan on interviewing candidates during the window proposed by the SSR. For more information, including a timeline, please refer to the FAQ on the SSR website.

Applicants who are non U.S. citizens must meet one of the following:
  • Permanent resident status: Applicants must have permanent resident status with a work authorization prior to being appointed to a position in a residency or fellowship training program
  • J-1 Visa: Applicants must meet eligibility requirements for a J-1 Visa through the ECFMG Exchange Visitor Sponsorship Program. Application for the J-1 visa will be completed after a position is offered to the applicant
  • H1-B Visa: Applicants may be eligible for an H-1B Visa if they are either a medical student at an LCME/AOA accredited U.S. medical school on an F-1 student visa or a trainee in a GME training program at another institution on an H-1B Visa
  • Approval to accept a trainee on an H-1B Visa must be received from the GME office prior to a rank list being submitted or a letter of offer being given to an applicant

Applications should be mailed or emailed to the education program manager, Samantha Schnitzer.

Samantha Schnitzer
Education Program Manager

Department of Radiology

395 W. 12th Ave.
Fourth Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43210

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