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Breast Imaging Fellowship

Overview

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.

Application

We are currently accepting applications for the 2024-25 academic year.

To apply for a fellowship position, please email your completed Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) Universal Application to our coordinator.

We participate in the Breast Imaging Fellowship Match sponsored by the SBI and managed by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). The SBI 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. In order to become a fellow at Huntsman Cancer Hospital at the University of Utah, you must register with the Radiology Match through the NRMP. Applicants will pay $75 registration fee to register for the Match.

Our fellowship program is following the guidelines set for the match by the SBI and will not be interviewing candidates until the interview period begins on December 1. Interview invitations will be sent out in November and December to allow time for scheduling.

The date pattern for the match can be found on the SBI website.

 

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 policy and criminal background check.

 

How to Apply

Applicants must submit the SBI Universal Application, which includes:

  • Completed SBI Universal Application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • USMLE Transcript
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation (one must be from current program director)

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)

Verifications

We use the standardized “Verification of Graduate Medical Education Training” (VGMET) form released in 2018 by the ACGME, AHA, NAMSS, and OPDA. If you have a customized form, require program director signature and/or our institutional seal please select the appropriate option and email us the form.

A charge of $25.00 - $55.00 will be assessed for each comprehensive letter of verification, payable via credit card using our on-line payment portal (or by check, if submitting the request by US mail). This charge is in place to offset the fees we commonly incur while credentialing our own incoming residents and fellows. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Once the request has been submitted via the link below, please e-mail a completed Authorization for Release of Information form to RadiologyResidency@utah.edu   

When we have received the payment and trainee authorization, you will receive the completed verification of training form via e-mail. If you have further questions, please call 801-581-2868.

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