The Department of Radiology of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center offers 1 fellowship position which is a 1-year clinical fellowship. The training program includes experience in all phases of diagnostic and screening mammography in the setting of a busy, nationally-known academic medical center.
Clinical Training Offered
- Screening and diagnostic mammograms
- Breast ultrasound
- Breast aspirations
- Stereotactic breast biopsies
- Ultrasound-guided core needle breast biopsies
- Needle localizations of the breast
- Lymph node mapping
- MR imaging of the breast
Organization of Fellowship
The fellowship is designed to enhance an individual's skills in a multitude of techniques related to breast imaging. Assignment to the clinical rotations includes interpretation of cases, supervision of residents, and performance of procedures.
Occasional case conferences for the residents will be the responsibility of the fellow. The fellow also presents the imaging studies at a biweekly multidisciplinary breast cancer conference. When the faculty members are comfortable with the fellow's level of training, the fellow may be responsible for unsupervised interpretation at times, assuming board certification in diagnostic radiology. Some supervision of interpretation and performance of procedures, however, will continue throughout the fellowship.
The case load in breast imaging presents both screening and diagnostic cases, with a large number of patients affected by breast cancer. More than 300 new cases of breast cancer are seen at our Medical Center yearly. An active radiation oncology department provides a substantial case load of patients treated for breast cancer with lumpectomy and radiation. With the plastic surgery referral center, the breast imager is exposed to a significant population of women with breast implants and breast reconstruction. Three oncologic surgeons at our medical center are active in breast cancer surgery.
Our relations with the Departments of Radiation Oncology, Oncologic Surgery, Hematology-Oncology, Plastic Surgery and Pathology are excellent.
The fellow is provided with shared office space and full access to the radiology department's extensive academic support, including computer, secretarial, editorial, photographic, statistical and advanced computer imaging laboratory. Competitive package of benefits includes paid attendance at a national meeting.
Breast Imaging Faculty
Dr. Nadja Lesko, Section Head
Dr. Kelly Cronin
Dr. Margaret Yacobozzi
We have currently accepted applicants for the Breast Imaging Fellowship through the 2018-2019 term. Radiology residents who desire to begin a fellowship immediately following the completion of their residency should apply during the fall of their 3rd year of radiology residency.
Minimum qualifications for the fellowship include successful completion of a diagnostic radiology residency and ability to obtain a license to practice medicine in North Carolina. A personal interview is required unless there are exceptional circumstances.
A completed application consists of the following:
- Completed Fellowship Application
- Curriculum vitae
- Personal statement or letter of interest explaining career choices and goals
- Letter of recommendation from radiology residency program director
- Dean's letter from medical school
- Two additional letters of recommendation
- Photograph (optional, for identification)
Completed applications, letters of recommendation, supporting documents, requests for application materials, and inquiries concerning interview arrangements, the receipt of materials, and administrative details of the application process should be addressed to Ms. Sandra Smith.