AOI provides a fellowship program in musculoskeletal sports medicine where Fellows come to spend one year of extra training in the sub-specialty of sports medicine radiology after completing their radiology degrees and residency. Their availability and expertise is second to none.
James R. Andrews, MD
Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, founding member
Andrews Research and Education Foundation, President and Chairman of the Board
American Sports Medicine Institute, Chairman of the Board and Medical Director
Similar to my practice at The Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, VIA physicians are heavily involved in research and education of fellows in the musculoskeletal specialty. They are the absolute best at their specialty and we rely heavily on them to take care of our teams, athletes and patients.
E. Lyle Cain, Jr., MD
Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center
American Sports Medicine Institute
The musculoskeletal radiology fellowship at AOI provided outstanding training in musculoskeletal and sports imaging. The fellowship prepares its graduates with a great fund of knowledge, the ability to handle a very high volume case load, and an understanding of how to work collaboratively with referring orthopedic surgeons. It provides an excellent foundation for academic or private practice radiology.
Joseph Chaudry, MD
Division Director of Musculoskeletal Radiology
University of Mississippi
This fellowship provided me with the knowledge and skills to read MSK MRI both efficiently and accurately.
Matt Larrison, MD
Vice Chair of Quality Control and Patient Safety
Associate Professor, Emergency Radiology and Musculoskeletal Section
University of Alabama at Birmingham
I went to the AOI fellowship for the MSK imaging experience. Besides the high volume, and significant small procedure volume, there is selection bias resulting in unusually high rate of real pathology that you are unlikely to see anywhere else. My favorite unexpected benefit was the general call and diagnostic imaging work. If you plan to do private practice, you will need to develop efficiency and comfort across modalities, demographic groups, and anatomic scope. Private fellowship training delivers this, but academic practice just can’t compete. I have two years of busy private practice experience, and I can say that the academic programs that I interviewed at would not have been adequate preparation for my case load and volume. I definitely made the right choice for me, and I’d make it again without hesitation.
Adam Summerlin, MD
Great fellowship with excellent exposure to the highest level of orthopeadic/sports medicine radiology rivaling any place in the country. I gained the exposure and confidence to move on and continue to practice at the highest levels in musculoskeletal radiology.
Rod Biosca, MD
The MSK fellowship at St V’s was a great exposure to the highest end orthopedic imaging anywhere. In addition to great pathology, the staff and instructors are among the nicest group of people I have worked with. After the drudgery of call during residency, the fellowship was like a ray of sunshine on an otherwise cloudy day. Your confidence in procedures will be unparalleled after you have injected several major league pitcher’s and NFL star’s joints. In addition to the MSK experience, there is plenty of time to hone your interpretive skills to a razor shine on bread-and-butter private practice imaging.
Joshua Smith, MD
The attending radiologists provided top-notch daily instruction. Hands-on learning started from day one, and fellows are encouraged to function independently. The case mix is world class as the majority of cases come from the Andrews Sports Medicine Institute.
Patrick Grant, MD