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Breast Imaging Fellowship

About the Program

The Department of Radiology at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, in conjunction with the University of Kansas Hospital, is pleased to offer a one-year fellowship position in Breast Imaging at the Annette Bloch Cancer Center. The fellowship length is one year, beginning on July 1 and ending on June 30.

Fellows will receive training in mammography (including digital tomosynthesis), breast ultrasound, automated breast ultrasound for screening (ABUS), and breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Fellows will also receive instruction in a wide array of image-guided interventional techniques, including stereotactic biopsy (both upright and prone table), ultrasound guided breast biopsy, MRI guided breast biopsy, and radioactive seed localization.

Fellows present at weekly multidisciplinary breast cancer conferences, along with weekly radiology/pathology conferences for discussion of benign breast biopsy which provides a wealth of opportunity for the fellow to be proficient in correlation and management of breast biopsy results and patient care.

The fellow is encouraged to participate in research with assistance provided by our KU radiology research team. Protected time is available to pursue research for the motivated individual. Once a month, the breast fellow leads a breast journal club focusing on recent advancements, auditing and benchmarks. Lastly, rotations in breast pathology, medical, surgical, and radiation oncology enhance our fellow's clinical acumen of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.

The Annette Bloch Cancer Center, along with the University of Kansas Medical Center and Hospital is NCI designated, and treats greater than 1,200 breast cancer patients per year. With superb, cutting edge equipment in digital (2D/3D) mammography, breast ultrasound, automated breast ultrasound, MRI, interventional techniques, and breast conferences (both benign and malignant), fellows will have a comprehensive experience.

To learn more about breast imaging services and our physician team click here:

https://www.kansashealthsystem.com/care/specialties/breast-imaging/about-us

Previous Fellows

Our previous fellows have been successful in finding competitive academic and private practice positions as listed below.

  • 2019- 2020 Jessica Peterson - Northwestern University, Chicago IL
  • 2018-2019 Sarah Sherard - Private Practice Kansas City, MO
  • 2017-2018 Cole Worley - Saint Luke's/ University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO
  • 2016-2017 Ryan Tran - Private Practice Atlanta, GA
  • 2015-2016 Allison Zupon Private Practice Kansas City, MO
  • 2014-2015 Kelly Fountain - Private Practice Melbourne, FL
  • 2013-2014 Kelly Overman - Truman Medical Center/University Health Kansas City, MO

Applicants

Our fellowship program selects one fellow each year. Applicants must successfully complete an ACGME-accredited Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program and pass all Board examinations from the American Board of Radiologists.  We will be participating in the NRMP match.  The NRMP rank number will be given to you on interview day. 

Application Process

Our program will begin accepting applications for Breast Fellowship candidates on November 1. Please do not fax additional application documents, unless requested by the Program. Please email your complete application packet to BreastRadFellowship@kumc.edu.

The University of Kansas Medical Center is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer. Applications are sought from all qualified people regardless of race, religion, color, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, age, or ancestry.

A complete application includes:

  • Universal fellowship application 
  • current CV (include hobbies and interests)
  • personal statement
  • photograph (.jpg preferred)
  • copy of all USMLE scores available (must have Step 3)
  • medical school diploma
  • at least two letters of recommendation (letters may be emailed/faxed) 
  • ECFMG certificate (if applicable)

The deadline for application is January 15th. However, we encourage you to submit your application sooner for earlier consideration.

Fellowship Selection Committee members review all completed applications to select those applicants for interview. All applicants will be invited by email for virtual ZOOM interviews. 

Interviews will be conducted based on the availability of the Program faculty.

If you have any additional questions about our Program, please contact the Program Coordinator, Sarah Hartman, 913-588-1847, smhartman@kumc.edu.

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Radiology
Mail Stop 4032
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160