UW Radiology

Breast Imaging Fellowship

Thank you for your interest in the Breast Imaging Fellowship at the University of Washington Department of Radiology Breast Imaging Section, located at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (formerly the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance) in Seattle, WA.  

2021-2022 Breast Imaging fellows Marissa Lawson, Mariam Shehata, Jennifer Xiao, and Segen Aklilu

 

OVERVIEW        

The Department of Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Washington offers three yearly Fellowship positions in Breast Imaging, beginning July 1st of each year.

The Department of Radiology’s Breast Imaging Section has seven clinical faculty members who practice at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center’s Breast Center, and one full-time research faculty member. The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, a state-of-the-art research facility and clinic, is a partnership with The University of Washington.

The Fellowship offers 12 months of comprehensive training in all aspects of breast imaging including:

  • Screening and diagnostic mammography

  • Breast ultrasound

  • Breast MRI

  • Digital breast tomosynthesis

  • Percutaneous interventions guided by mammography, ultrasound, and MRI

Fellows will participate in multidisciplinary conferences, teaching, clinical research, and the development of new imaging / interventional tools. They will also have the opportunity to attend national radiology meetings.  Fellows will also be involved in a number of ongoing clinical research trials performed at the FHCC.

VIRTUAL TOUR

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

Apply for AY 2023-2024

The University of Washington Department of Radiology, Section of Breast Imaging, is currently recruiting for one non-ACGME breast imaging fellow for the academic year beginning July 1, 2023 and ending June 30, 2024. The one-year fellowship provides extensive experience in all aspects of breast imaging and intervention at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, WA. The fellow will join three additional breast imaging fellows and eight dynamic and dedicated physician leaders in breast imaging.

Applicants must have a M.D. degree and have completed a diagnostic radiology residency or are in their final year of a diagnostic radiology residency. This 100% breast imaging fellowship year takes place in a multidisciplinary, collegial environment with no general radiology call responsibilities. There are, however, ample and voluntary internal moonlighting opportunities for additional pay. We provide the full gamut of scholarly opportunities, including educational projects as well as data-driven projects, with dedicated time away from clinic. Seattle offers year-round outdoor activities at everyone’s fingertips with a comparatively affordable housing rental market. If you are interested in this position, please contact our program at nguyenk6@uw.edu.

 

Apply for AY 2024-2025     

We will begin accepting applications for AY 2024-2025 in August 2022

The University of Washington Breast Imaging Fellowship participates in the Match, which is sponsored by the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) and is managed by the National Resident Matching Program. In order to become a fellow with the University of Washington, you must register with the Radiology Match.

This year, we are using the SBI Universal Application. To apply for a fellowship position, please submit the universal application via email. This should also include

  • Your current CV (please include ABR status)

  • 3 letters of recommendation  (addressed to Section Chief, Janie M. Lee, MD, MSc). Please be sure that one is from your residency program director.

  • One-page personal statement (including reason(s) for choosing Breast Imaging as a sub-specialty, training at UW, and long-term career goals)

  • USMLE scores (unofficial copy) or COMLEX equivalent, and an ECFMG certificate (for foreign applicants)

Submit all items to:

Kevin Nguyen, Program Coordinator                                                                     

University of Washington 1959 NE Pacific Street, Box 357115

Seattle WA 98195

Email:   nguyenk6@uw.edu

You will be contacted via email with confirmation of the receipt of your application materials and about arranging an interview. 

Please note: The University of Washington does not allocate funds for travel, lodging, or other expenses incurred by visiting fellowship and residency applicants.

REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT
All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful receipt of the following documents:

    • Radiology board certification or eligibility

    • Washington state medical license

    • Approved work visa (for foreign applicants)

    • COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement: Per Washington State Governor Jay Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, employees of higher education and healthcare institutions must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than October 18, 2021 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees – including residents and fellows – will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. Information about this requirement is also posted on the Prospective Residents & Fellows page of the GME website, https://sites.uw.edu/uwgme/prospective-residents-and-fellows/. Applicants invited to interview need to be aware COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement as a condition of employment. Details on the vaccination verification process for incoming residents and fellows will be provided at a later date.

The University of Washington is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity educator and employer.

MATCH INFORMATION

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. 

For more information about the Match, visit Match Information for Applicants. 

Dates of the Match:  

Dates for the 2023 Radiology Fellowship Match for 2024-25 appointments are as follows:

  • August 1, 2022: Programs may accept applications
  • November 7, 2022: Virtual Interview Period begins
  • March 31, 2023: Match opens
  • April 2023: Ranking opens (exact dates TBD)
  • May 2023: Quota change deadline (exact dates TBD)
  • June 2023: Ranking closes (exact dates TBD)
  • June 2023: Match Day (exact dates TBD)
  • July 1, 2024: Training begins