UCSD Musculoskeletal Radiology
Resident in Quality and Safety
Fellowship in Quality and Patient Safety at UCSD / VA San Diego VA HCS
UCSD/ VA San Diego Healthcare System has an opening for the position of
Radiology Chief Resident in Quality and Patient Safety (CRQS) funded by the
VA at the PGY-6 level (approx. $75,000). One CRQS is accepted each year. The
CRQS is a non-accredited, post-residency position. The chief residents must
have completed their Radiology residency training for initial board
eligibility and qualify for credentialing and privileging as licensed
independent practitioners in Radiology. This fellowship includes training in
quality improvement, patient safety and clinical and educational system
redesign. Methods include, but are not limited to, attending National VA
Patient Safety Center training, participation in patient safety rounds and
root cause analyses, appropriate use of imaging, review of hospital and
outpatient quality indicators, and working directly with quality improvement
and patient safety managers and their interprofessional teams.
also spends time disseminating quality and safety information and methods by
overseeing and teaching more junior residents in the program.
is expected to choose one major project along with a suitable mentor in
order to produce a scholarly paper, poster or presentation as first author.
The CRQS is also expected to collaborate on at least one other scholarly
project, with either CRQS colleagues or program faculty.
At least half
of the time will be dedicated to quality and patient safety, the rest can be
spent in one or more electives in abdominal imaging, musculoskeletal
radiology and/or neuroradiology.
Now accepting applications for
fellowships starting both July 1st, 2017 and July 1st, 2018. To apply: you
should complete the fellowship application form (http://www.apdr.org/uploa...lows/fellowshipApp.doc)
. Also, please include the following to support your application:
2) Personal statement
3) Three letters of recommendation
(one of which must come from the applicant’s current residency/fellowship
4) Copy of Dean's letter
5) Copy of USMLE/LMCC
6) Copy of medical school diploma
US Citizenship is
preferred but not required, but the VA does not sponsor any visa for this