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Breast Imaging Fellowship

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The Breast Imaging Fellowship is a one-year (12-month), non-ACGME-accredited program that admits one fellow per year. The program follows the Breast Imaging and Intervention curriculum in accordance with the recommendations from the Society of Breast Imaging.

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Program Details

The Department of Radiology at Penn State Health/College of Medicine is recruiting for its one-year Breast Imaging Fellowship position with a July 2022 start date. The curriculum is designed to provide the fellow with an in-depth clinical experience in breast imaging and breast disease management.

Penn State Breast Center, a state-of-the-art facility, sees hundreds of new breast cancers and performs tens of thousands of breast imaging studies each year. The fellowship offers 12 months of comprehensive training, including:

  • Screening mammography utilizing digital breast tomosynthesis
  • Screening breast ultrasound (automated whole breast)
  • Screening breast MRI
  • Diagnostic mammography (3D) and stereotactic (3D) biopsy
  • Diagnostic breast ultrasound and intervention
  • Diagnostic MRI and MRI-guided intervention
  • Needle localizations and Savi Scout (wireless) localizations

Fellows will participate in weekly multidisciplinary conferences and monthly journal club. There is ample opportunity for involvement in clinical research, and participation in a scholarly project is strongly encouraged. In addition, the fellowship offers dedicated time to shadow breast surgery, medical and radiation oncology, plastic surgery, genetics and high-risk counseling.

Four dedicated breast radiology faculty perform all imaging and minimally invasive biopsies as a part of an integrated, collaborative practice with breast surgery and oncology colleagues. The Breast Center was one of the original recipients of the ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence Award and has NAPBC certification.

The fellowship is geared toward setting the stage for success, whether the graduate chooses an academic or community practice career.

As an opportunity to maintain general radiology skills, breast fellows read emergency room plain films and body imaging with a resident one day a week in the main radiology department. This coverage is over read by body faculty until the resident feels comfortable. There is always subspecialty backup for consultation. Fellows also share occasional call responsibilities with general radiology faculty reading plain films from home with a home work station overseeing residents.

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General Application Information

The Breast Imaging Fellowship participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), sponsored by the Society of Breast Imaging.

In order to become a Breast Imaging fellow at Penn State, applicants must register with the NRMP for the fellowship match. The Society of Breast Imaging has implemented an “all-in” policy for the Match. This means that programs participating in the Match include all available positions in the match and cannot extend any offers to candidates outside of the match.

See details on the Match program.

With questions, contact Chris Davidson, program coordinator, at 717-531-6721 or

Supplemental Application Materials

In addition to registering for the Match, applicants must upload a CV, personal statement and three letters of recommendation to the secure Box folder found below:

Submit supporting documents here

Key Dates

  • Aug. 1: Applications can be accepted
  • Nov. 1: Interview period begins (virtual interviews will be performed)
  • Mid-March: Registration opens
  • Late April: Ranking opens
  • Mid-May: Quota change deadline
  • End of May: Ranking closes
  • Mid-June: Match Day
  • July 1 (the following year): Training begins
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