Frequently Asked Questions

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When did the Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship open?

The program received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in the fall of 2008 and accepted its first fellow in July 2009.

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What does ACGME accreditation mean?

The ACGME assesses the educational quality of graduate medical education programs in each medical specialty. This assessment provides licensing agencies, credentialing agencies, funding agencies and the public with a measure of approval that physicians have undergone training in graduate medical education programs that meet or exceed established standards. Completion of training in an ACGME-accredited program is required for a California medical license.

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What is the length of the program?

One year.

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Does the program participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)?

Yes. The program participates in the Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship Match Program administered by NRMP to establish a uniform timeline for interviews, ranking and notification. Interviews for the 2020-21 appointment year will begin in November 2018.

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Are there dedicated fellow-level conferences?

Yes. There are a minimum of 24 fellow-level conferences.

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Do fellows receive medical and dental coverage?

Yes. Fellows receive medical, dental and insurance benefits effective from the beginning of the program. Additional information regarding stipends, contracts, liability insurance and benefits can be found in the compensation benefits and policies section of the Cedars-Sinai Graduate Medical Education Web page.

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What is the impact of the Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship program on the Diagnostic Radiology Residency core program?

The volume of inpatients and outpatients, clinical exams, attending faculty, teaching material, equipment and educational activities allows for a full educational experience without adversely impacting the residents in the core program. The fellow’s participation in the core program extends only to the experience required for acquiring medical knowledge, developing clinical competence, fostering professional development and compliance with the training requirements set forth by the ACGME.

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How many hours do fellows work per week?

About 40 hours per week.

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Are there outside rotations?

No. All training is provided within the medical center.

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What is the current stipend?

The current stipend for a PGY-6 is $68,039.71.

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Are moonlighting opportunities available?

Yes, with written approval from the program director.