This fellowship consists of 32 weeks of breast imaging, 10 weeks of body CT, 4 weeks of ultrasound, and 6 weeks of elective.
The hospital sees 3000 new breast cancers per year and performs 60000 breast imaging studies annually, including 2000 radioactive I-125 seed localization (as well as needle localization), 800 stereotactic biopsies, 4700 breast MRIs, 400 MR-guided biopsies, 10000 breast sonograms, and 1000 sonographically-guided breast biopsies/aspirations. The fellow is actively involved in the interpretation of examinations, performance of procedures, and consultation with referring physicians.
This fellowship also provides extensive clinical experience in body CT and ultrasound. The fellow actively participates in the performance and interpretation of studies, as well as in consultations with clinical staff.
Our state-of-the-art equipment includes fourteen digital mammography units, fourteen 1.5-T and 3-T MRI scanners, a dedicated breast MR biopsy table, one positron emission mammography unit, ten PET/CT scanners, two SPECT-CT scanners, twelve CT scanners (16- and 64-slice and dual-energy), and twelve ultrasound units. Fellows attend and participate in various multidisciplinary clinical conferences. They are also required to participate with the faculty in clinical research projects.
On-call responsibilities at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center are shared by radiology residents and fellows (in parallel). Fellows are on call about once every 17 days. Beginning July 2017, an overnight faculty radiologist in body imaging will be present.
Applications are due February 1, 2017. Interviews will be held Spring 2017 for 2018-2019 Fellowships.
Length of Program
Only applicants that are participating in the SBI Fellowship Match Program will be considered for interviews. US applicants must be board-eligible or board-certified in radiology, as well as have a License to Practice Medicine in New York State before the start of the fellowship. Foreign applicants must obtain ECFMG certification, a clinical visa, and a Limited Permit to Practice Medicine in New York State prior to the start of the fellowship.
Number of Positions
How to Apply
The first Breast Imaging Fellowship Match will take place in March 2017 for the 2018 appointment year. The match is sponsored by the Society of Breast Imaging and it will be managed by the National Resident Matching Program. In order to become a fellow with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, you must register with the Radiology Match, of which Breast Imaging is a part.
To apply for a fellowship position, please send your CV and application to Jacqueline Kurdziel. We will then contact you about arranging an interview.
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.
Dates of the Match
- March 22, 2017: Registration opens
- April 26, 2017: Ranking opens
- May 31, 2017: Ranking Order List Deadline
- June 14, 2017: Match Day
- July 1, 2018: Training begins
Cost of the Match
Applicants will pay a $75 registration fee to register for the Match.
Send completed application, CV, a personal statement, and three letters of recommendation (including one from your current training program director) to:
Jacqueline Kurdziel, Education Coordinator