Our Approach


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 Musculoskeletal imaging.”



• 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 work clinically at 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).
• Updated CV/resume.



• The AIRP Fellows duties span every aspect of the departmental and institutional mission.
• 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 musculoskeletal biopsies; Rheumatology and Arthroscopy conferences
• University of Virginia (1 week rotation): Special Musculoskeletal Intervention/ Spine and Sports Medicine Imaging.


Benefits and Compensation

Access to Customized and Dynamic Musculoskeletal 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 fellows, but funding is only affordable.


The Ideal AIRP MSK Fellow has a robust clinical and research background, and intends to pursue a career as an academic radiologist; yet, by no means does this suggest that any other type of candidate will not be considered.


Online Application

Recruiting Season for 2022 MSK Fellowship Candidates is now open.
We are currently accepting applications for 2021 MSK Fellowship Candidates. Please Click here to apply.
We review all applications and consider several factors when selecting candidates to be interviewed. Interviews for selected candidates begin November 2020.

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Next Steps...

Please review requirements for this fellowship position on the application landing page prior to establishing an account on our online portal.