McMaster University & Hamilton General Hospital
The Department of Radiology at McMaster University and the Hamilton General Hospital offers a one-year Musculoskeletal (MSK) Radiology Trauma and Sports Medicine fellowship. One funded position is offered each year, beginning July 1st and ending June 30th.
The emphasis of the fellowship is on achieving well-balanced, comprehensive subspecialty training in all areas of MSK Radiology. It is intended that the intensive MSK Radiology experience prepare the fellow for a career in subspecialty MSK Radiology, either private practice or academic.
The Hamilton General Hospital is a tertiary care hospital and Level 1 orthopedic trauma regional center of excellence covering South Central and South West Ontario, a region with a population of 2.3 million people. McMaster University is also home of the David Braley Athletic Center which is one of the largest fitness centers at a Canadian University, providing patient care to the McMaster University athletes as well as outpatients with sports-related injuries. The MSK Radiology Division at the Hamilton General Hospital works closely with the Orthopedic Surgeons and Sports Medicine Physicians to provide timely and comprehensive patient care. As such we see a wide range of musculoskeletal pathology, as our population ranges from primary care to tertiary care. MSK fellows and division members participate in numerous intradepartmental conferences as well as interdisciplinary working conferences.
The MSK Radiology Division provides full musculoskeletal imaging services, including digital radiography, fluoroscopy, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasound. The MSK Radiology Division performs aspirations, biopsies, diagnostic and therapeutic injections of joints, various ultrasound-guided tendon procedures, and arthrography. The Department of Radiology has state-of-the-art equipment and high quality technical and ancillary staff.
The MSK fellowship at the Hamilton General Hospital is one of the few in North America that includes comprehensive training in musculoskeletal ultrasound. The MSK fellow will learn current MSK ultrasound protocols, gain hands-on experience for all diagnostic MSK ultrasound examinations, and will participate in a wide range of interventional ultrasound procedures (e.g .tendon fenestration, PRP injections, bursal injections, tendon sheath injections, calcium aspiration, perineural injections/hydrodissection, cyst aspiration, synovial biopsies/joint aspirations, neuroma ablation).
The MSK faculty are actively engaged in clinical research and strongly encourage fellows to become involved in research projects, culminating in presentations at national meetings and publications in major journals. Academic time, mentoring by faculty members and quality ancillary support are provided to promote a rewarding academic experience.
The MSK Fellow works closely with MSK faculty members in clinical work, with progressive independence as his/her experience grows. Fellows will develop the comprehensive technical and consultative skills needed to successfully manage complex musculoskeletal imaging cases. The atmosphere is professional, yet friendly, and promotes the highest quality in clinical services, teaching, and research.
Further inquiries can be directed to Marilynn Scott at scottmar@HHSC.CA