Breast Imaging International Visiting Fellowship

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Breast Imaging International Visiting Fellowship

Breast Imaging Minifellowship

The purpose of this fellowship is to improve breast imaging knowledge and practice at foreign medical institutions. Three positions will be offered for the 2012-13 academic year. Candidates must be employed by and planning to return to an international institution. There is no tuition required for this program.

These positions are not funded. Fellows must provide evidence of financial support during the fellowship period; typically salary is provided by the home institution. Fellows must also provide health insurance for themselves and any accompanying family members.

Program Description

Each fellowship will consist of three months of clinical observation. An additional three months of research may be added for a total of six months. If research time is added, it will be interspersed with the clinical time in order to complete one or more research projects.

Clinical observation will include all aspects of breast imaging—screening and diagnostic mammography, tomosynthesis, breast ultrasound, breast MRI; as well as breast procedures—US-guided biopsy, stereotactic guided biopsy, MRI-guided biopsy, cyst aspiration, wire localization, and galactography. Fellows are expected to be present during business hours and be actively engaged in the learning process.

Note: Program participants will not be granted privileges, therefore they will have no hands-on patient contact.

Faculty

This fellowship will be taught by the Breast Imaging Division Faculty.

Application Process

Candidates must submit a cover letter, CV, three letters of reference, and medical school transcript. Fellows will be selected through a competitive process that will include an interview (in person or webex). Strong English language skills are required.

Once accepted, continuation in the program is dependent upon adequate progress, including professionalism and clinical (and research) performance. The fellowship may be terminated at the discretion of the fellowship director should performance fall below expectations for professionalism or commitment by the fellow.

Please submit all supporting documents to:

Basia Nowakowski
Medical Education Manager/Residency Program Coordinator
bun4n@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu
P 434-982-0428
Fx 434-924-8698

[For US Postal service delivery]

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging
Box 800170
Charlottesville, VA  22908


[Physical address (for all other forms of delivery)]

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging
1215 Lee Street
Charlottesville, VA  22908

Contacts

Basia Nowakowski
Medical Education Manager/Residency Program Coordinator
Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging
University of Virginia Health System
bun4n@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu
P 434-982-0428
Fx 434-924-8698

Jennifer Harvey, M.D.
University of Virginia Health System
Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging
Box 800170
Charlottesville, VA 22908
434-982-1036
jah7w@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu