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.
The Breast Imaging Fellowship at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is designed to provide the fellow with an in-depth clinical experience in breast imaging and breast disease management.
Penn State Breast Center is a state-of-the-art facility, including GE Essential FFDM/tomosynthesis, GE/Supersonic ultrasound, GE Invenia automated whole-breast ultrasound, Hologic Affirm tomographic/stereotactic prone biopsy table and 1.5T/3T Siemens MRI with Dynacad software. The organization sees more than 280 new breast cancers per year and performs more than 21,500 breast imaging studies, including 675 breast MR examinations, 100 MR guided biopsies, 2,200 breast ultrasound examinations, 230 stereotactic biopsies, 100 ultrasound guided biopsies and 190 needle localizations. The paperless environment features the MagView mammography reporting system, Power Chart EMR and Phillips PACS. Six dedicated breast radiology faculty perform all imaging and minimally invasive biopsies as part of an integrated, collaborative practice with dedicated breast surgery colleagues.
The Breast Center is an active participant in a multidisciplinary team approach to breast disease, with dedicated medical/radiation oncologists and genetic counselors. There is also an active High Risk Screening program. The Breast Center was one of the original recipients of the ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence Award and has NAPBC certification.
Penn State College of Medicine is in Hershey, PA, nine miles from the state capital of Harrisburg. The campus is home to Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, a 500-bed tertiary care academic health center, and is the headquarters for the growing Penn State Health system.
In addition to the outpatient facility in which the Breast Center resides, the Hershey location houses Penn State Cancer Institute and Penn State Children’s Hospital. Other Penn State Health sites, including St. Joseph Medical Center in Reading and locations in Lancaster, offer community-based learning opportunities.
Breast imaging fellows are expected to participate in all aspects of screening/diagnostic mammography, MRI, ABUS and interventional procedures. Other responsibilities include participation in weekly interdisciplinary conferences, resident and medical student teaching, weekly radiology pathology conference, monthly journal club and QC/MQSA processes. Academic time is provided, and completion of a scholarly project is strongly encouraged. In addition, ED coverage one day a week in the main radiology department offers opportunity to maintain skills in other imaging modalities, and fellows also share call responsibilities with general radiology faculty.
Fellows are provided clinical experiences with colleagues in breast surgery, medical and radiation oncology, plastic surgery, genetics and a dedicated High Risk program. The program actively pursues setting a stage for success, which includes setting clear expectations, providing routine feedback and offering progressive independence.
The Breast Imaging Fellowship is participating in the Society of Breast Imaging Fellowship Match Program, managed by the National Resident Matching Program. There is a registration fee to be part of this Match program.
Applicants must provide a CV, personal statement and three letters of recommendation.
Interview dates will begin after Jan. 1, 2019.
- Jan. 1, 2019: Interview period begins
- March 21, 2019: Registration opens
- April 25, 2019: Ranking opens
- May 16, 2019: Quota change deadline
- May 30, 2019: Ranking closes
- June 13, 2019: Match Day
- July 1, 2020: Training begins
EC 008, 30 Hope Drive
Penn State Breast Center
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA 17033