Breast Imaging

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

We participate in the Breast Imaging Fellowship Match sponsored by the Society of Breast Imaging and managed by the National Resident Matching ProgramIn order to become a fellow at Huntsman Cancer Hospital at the University of Utah, you must register with the Radiology Match through the NRMP.

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.

Our fellowship program is following the guidelines set for the match by the Society of Breast Imaging and will not be interviewing candidates until the interview period begins on January 1, 2018. Applications are being accepted now and invitations to interview will be sent out in November and December to allow plenty of time for trip planning.

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.

Date Pattern for the Match:

  • January 1, 2018: Interview Period Opens
  • March 22, 2018: Registration Opens
  • April 26, 2018: Ranking Opens
  • May 17, 2018:  Quota Change Deadline
  • May 31, 2018: Ranking Order List Deadline
  • June 14, 2018: Match Day
  • July 1, 2019: 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 additional smaller breast imaging departments offering screening, diagnostic imaging and biopsies at South Jordan Health Center (SJHC) and Farmington Health Center (FHC). There are also several peripheral outpatient clinics offering community based screening mammography as part of the University of Utah Healthcare system.

The fellowship provides specialty training in all areas of breast imaging and intervention including digital mammography, tomosynthesis, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging. Biopsies are offered using stereotactic, tomosynthesis, ultrasound or MR guidance as needed. Preoperative localizations are performed utilizing radioactive seeds, wires and Savi scout reflectors. A multi-disciplinary conference in breast cancer management is held weekly and the breast imaging fellow is expected to participate. We also have an established breast radiology-pathology monthly conference and plan for journal club a few times per year. 

There is an established breast cancer research group and fellows are encouraged to participate in research projects. A budget is available to sponsor attendance at a meeting if a presentation is accepted. Academic time is provided for active research projects and conference preparation as needed.

In addition to specialist training, fellows may be asked to help with general staffing requirements up to two days per month in areas outside of breast imaging.All fellows also participate in the general (non-neuro, non-IR) call schedule.

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 (if any)
  • 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