Inquiring MSK Applicants


Our Department of Radiology is a premier state-of-the-art facility with a total of thirteen (13) CT units (including multiple DECT units), four (4) 1.5T MRI magnets, four (4) 3T MRI magnets, one (1) PET/CT unit and multiple interventional suites provides comprehensive imaging and interventional services to our level 1 trauma and tertiary care complex. During 2022, our section performed over 130,000 examinations. Our MSK team works closely with numerous other departments and sections throughout the UF Health system, in particular: Orthopedic Surgery, Non-operative Sports Medicine, Rheumatology, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Disease, and Pediatrics. As a level 1 trauma center affiliated with a major university and referral center for Orthopedic Oncology, our fellowship trainees receive superb exposure to a broad range of pathology and imaging-guided procedures. Our subspecialty practice is housed in the UF Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Institute (OSMI), a free standing outpatient center, providing opportunity for daily direct interaction with many of our referring specialists.

The Musculoskeletal Imaging Section at UF currently has four full-time physicians covering the service and performs a broad range of diagnostic imaging studies and musculoskeletal interventional procedures. Independent responsibilities for fellows include radiograph interpretation and after hours resident supervision – but there is compensation for these duties. There are also opportunities for internal moonlighting to maintain general radiology skills. Involvement in clinical research is encouraged.

UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL is nationally ranked in five (5) adult and four (4) pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report and provides superb medical and surgical care as well as serves as a multi-specialty referral center – including Level 1 Trauma and Orthopaedic Oncology. Recent expansions involved the opening of the UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital and the state-of-the-art UF Health Heart & Vascular and Neuromedicine Hospital.

Gainesville, a diverse and progressive city with a metropolitan population of 280,000, is the home of the University of Florida and located in sunny north Florida approximately 1.5 hours from the beaches of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and 2 hours from Orlando, Tampa, and Jacksonville. Gainesville is nationally acclaimed for its livability, vibrant local restaurant scene and hosts multiple annual art and music festivals throughout the year. Our school system is excellent and our warm climate offers opportunities for year-round outdoor activities.

Feel free to give our MSK reading room a call at 352-273-7159 (Monday – Friday between 8am – 5pm) to find out more about our MSK fellowship opportunity. We would love to speak with you!

Applicants should contact Ms. Judy Daugherty at to request a UF MSK Fellowship application.

Current Vacancies

At this time, fellowship positions for 2024-2025 have been filled. We will begin accepting applications for the 2025-2026 academic year starting on November 1, 2023. The first day for interviews will be January 8, 2024. Interviews should be completed by March 31, 2024. SSR endorses compliance with these guidelines to maintain as fair of a process as possible for our applicants. 

Please note that academic years at the University of Florida run from July 1 to June 30.

How To Apply

Successful candidates must:

  • have an MD, MD/PhD, or DO degree (the employer accepts foreign educational equivalent)
  • have completed a diagnostic radiology residency program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or other training judged suitable by the program director
  • be eligible for Florida medical license
  • AND be eligible for American Board of Radiology certification.

Exceptions in requirements rarely may be allowed for exceptionally qualified individuals.

To apply to the fellowship program, please submit the following information: (please do not submit any additional materials unless you are specifically asked to do so)

Society of Skeletal Radiology Universal Application
Personal Statement
Curriculum Vitae
Letters of Recommendation (3)


Application materials may be e-mailed, mailed, or faxed to:

Judy Daugherty, Program Coordinator
Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship Training Program
UF Department of Radiology
PO Box 100374
Gainesville, Florida 32610-0374

Fax: 352-265-0279

In the event that you are submitting the application materials via FedEx, please use the following address in lieu of the one provided above:

Judy Daugherty, Program Coordinator
Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship Training Program
UF Department of Radiology
1600 SW Archer Rd
Gainesville, Florida 32610

Phone: 352-265-0291


Upon receipt and review of your application materials, we will contact you via e-mail. Should an interview be extended to you, additional information will be provided to you at that time.