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 Seattle Cancer Care Alliance in Seattle, WA. 

              2019-2020 Breast Imaging Fellows

Fellowship Director John Scheel with fellows Lauren East, Brittany O’Steen, Steve Rockoff, Jing Luo, and Scott Zelasko

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 six clinical faculty members who practice at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance’s Breast Center, and one full-time research faculty member. The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, a state-of-the-art research facility and clinic, is a partnership among The University of Washington, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

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 SCCA.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

We will be accepting applications for our 2022-2023 Breast Imaging Fellowship positions starting September 1, 2020. The application process will be open until  November 2, 2020, after which any submissions cannot be considered.

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 or mail. 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)

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 2021 Radiology Fellowship Match for 2022-23 appointments are as follows:

  • Virtual Interview Period begins November 1, 2020
  • March 24, 2021: Match opens
  • April 21, 2021: Ranking opens
  • May 19, 2021: Quota change deadline
  • June 2, 2021: Ranking closes
  • June 16, 2021: Match Day
  • July 1, 2022: Training begins
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