Breast Imaging

We are currently accepting applications for the 2018-19 academic year.

The first Breast Imaging Fellowship Match will take place in March 2017 for the 2018 appointment year. The match is sponsored by the Society of Breast Imaging and it will be managed by the National Resident Matching Program. In order to become a fellow at Huntsman Cancer Hospital at the University of Utah, you must register with the Radiology Match, of which Breast Imaging is a part.

To apply for a fellowship position, please complete and send us a University of Utah Department of Radiology Fellowship application, curriculum vitae, one page personal statement, and USMLE scores for steps 1,2 and 3, three letters of recommendation (one of which must be from current program director), Deans letter and medical school transcript. We will then contact you about arranging an interview. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis from now until the end of January.

Breast Imaging has implemented an All In Policy for the Match. This means that programs participating in the Match cannot extend any offers to candidates outside of the match. Applicants can withdraw from the Match prior to the ranking deadline if they accept a position outside of the Match.

Dates of the Match:

  • March 22, 2017: Registration Opens
  • April 26, 2017: Ranking Opens
  • May 31, 2017: Ranking Order List Deadline
  • June 14, 2017: Match Day
  • July 1, 2018: Training Begins

Applicants will pay $75 registration fee to register for the Match.

Breast Imaging

The Breast Imaging Department is based in the Huntsman Cancer Hospital (HCH) with an additional smaller breast imaging department at South Jordan Health Center (SJHC) and three peripheral outpatient clinics offering community based screening mammography. The breast imaging department at HCH is located in an integrated breast health center within the hospital, fostering communication amongst our clinical colleagues and radiology. Screening and diagnostic mammograms are performed daily. Diagnostic mammography, ultrasound and interventional procedure are done at HCH and SJHC with the majority of diagnostic breast imaging performed at HCH.

The fellowship provides specialty training in all areas of breast imaging and intervention including digital mammography, tomosynthesis ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging. Biopsies and preoperative wire localizations are performed with stereotactic, ultrasound or MR guidance as needed. A multi-disciplinary conference in breast cancer management is held weekly and the breast imaging fellow is expected to participate. There is an established breast cancer research group and fellows are welcome to participate in research projects. We also have an established breast radiology-pathology monthly conference and plan for journal club a few times per year. The fellow will also be expected to participate in monthly resident conferences over the noon hour by preparing a few cases along with the resident assigned to breast imaging that month. Academic time will be provided to allow time to prepare conferences.

In addition to specialist training, fellows may be asked to help with general staffing requirements up to two days per month as "nighthawk" with a 4 p.m. to midnight shift which will be considered their clinical duty for that day. All fellows also participate in the general (non-neuro, non-IR) call schedule.

In the research sphere, fellows are encouraged to participate in research and a budget is available to sponsor attendance at a meeting if a presentation is accepted.

Eligibility

Candidates for this program are selected based on their preparedness, ability, academic credentials, communication skills and personal qualities, such as motivation and integrity.

To be eligible for appointment to the House staff at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine, an applicant must either be:

  • Be a graduate of a US or Canadian medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) -OR-
  • Be a graduate of a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) -OR-
  • Be a graduate of a medical school outside of the United States who meets one or more of the following qualifications:
    • You must also qualify for a State of Utah Medical license, which requires 2 years of ACGME training in the United States.
    • You will be required to comply with the Health Sciences Center drug testing poicy and criminal background check.

Application

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Completed University of Utah, Department of Radiology Fellowship application
  • Curriculum vitae and one page personal statement
  • USMLE Scores steps 1, 2 and 3
  • Dean's Letter and transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation (one must be from current program director)
  • Evidence of research activity
  • Notarized proof of graduation from medical school with date of graduation

In addition, international medical graduates must also include the following:

  • Copy of green card, J-1 clinical visa or documentation of U.S. citizenship
  • Valid ECFMG certificate with Clinical Skills Assessment certification
  • Evidence of previous training in the United States (if applicable)

Contact Us

Terri Clayson

Program Coordinator
University of Utah School of Medicine
Department of Radiology
30 North 1900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Phone: (801) 581-2868
Email: terri.clayson@hsc.utah.edu

Program Director

Nicole Winkler, MD