This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) takes effect on date of last signature between the Society of Skeletal Radiology (SSR), a nonprofit corporation with its principal place of business at 1061 East Main Street, Suite 300, East Dundee, IL 60118, and the institution identified in Item #1 below.
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The deadline for completing the MSK Match MOU is August 15, 2023.
1. Name and Mailing Address of MSK Fellowship Training Program
Purpose: SSR has evaluated how to improve the current application and selection process for residents who apply to MSK radiology fellowship programs. Based on its review, the SSR has established an MSK Radiology Fellowship Match Program through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). The SSR believes that a Match is the best way to ensure that the application and selection process is fair and transparent for both applicants and programs. It allows both parties the opportunity to explore their options and make informed decisions without pressure or coercion. Importantly, it establishes a uniform timeline for interviews, ranking and notification. These are essential elements for sustaining the value and quality of MSK radiology fellowship training. The SSR desires that all eligible US-based MSK radiology fellowship programs participate in the Program, and will implement the "All in Policy" which requires that all available fellowship spots in participating programs are listed through the Match. Participating programs must be accredited or affiliated with an ACGME program, sign a sponsorship agreement and agree with the NRMP's timeframe. This Memorandum of Understanding establishes the parties' responsibilities regarding this initiative.
No Offers Commitment: SSR requests that participating fellowship programs not make any offers to applicants for the 2025-26 appointment year outside of the Match. Participating programs may interview candidates for the 2025-26 appointment year starting on January 8, 2024.
Term and Termination: Programs must enter into this MOU by August 15, 2023. This MOU shall remain in full force and effect through June 30, 2024. At any time, the parties may extend and/or modify the MOU beyond the initial term. Alternatively, either party may terminate the MOU on thirty (30) days' written noticed provided by any reasonable business means.
Entirety: This MOU constitutes the entire understanding and agreement between the parties. Any additions or amendments to this MOU must be in writing and signed by both parties.
Understanding: All parties fully understand their legal rights, responsibilities and obligations under this MOU and accept them as legally binding.
7. MSK Fellowship Program Director - Required NRMP database information
8. MSK Fellowship Program Coordinator - Required NRMP database information
In accordance with the "All in Policy", please confirm that the number of available fellowship spots for appointment year 2025-26 is equivalent to the number of positions that will be listed in the Match (ie. available positions cannot be filled outside of the Match, including for internal candidates).
14. This document serves as an electronic signature for Sue O'Sullivan, Executive Director of the SSR and NRMP MSK Match Liaison, on August 1, 2023 on behalf of the Society of Skeletal Radiology. In accordance with this agreement, you warrant the truthfulness of the information provided in this document.
I understand that checking this box constitutes a legal signature confirming that I acknowledge and agree to the above Terms of Acceptance.