UCSD Musculoskeletal Radiology



Chief Resident in Quality and Safety


2017 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.
The CRQS also spends time disseminating quality and safety information and methods by overseeing and teaching more junior residents in the program.
The CRQS 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:
1) Current CV
2) Personal statement
3) Three letters of recommendation (one of which must come from the applicant’s current residency/fellowship program director)
4) Copy of Dean's letter
5) Copy of USMLE/LMCC transcript
6) Copy of medical school diploma

US Citizenship is preferred but not required, but the VA does not sponsor any visa for this position.

POC: Amilcare Gentili, MD. Chief Radiology.