Breast Imaging International Visiting Fellowship

International Fellowship in Breast Imaging

Breast_minifellowThe purpose of this fellowship is to improve breast imaging knowledge and practice at foreign medical institutions. Candidates must be employed by and planning to return to an international institution. There is no tuition required for this program.

Program Description

Fellowships will be 6-12 months. Approximately half of the time will be spent in the clinic and half will be spent working on research.  Research time will be interspersed with clinical time in order to complete one or more research projects. Presentation of research at a national meeting is expected and supported by the department.

Clinical observation will include all aspects of breast imaging—screening and diagnostic mammography, tomosynthesis, contrast-enhanced mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI; as well as breast procedures—US-guided biopsy, stereotactic guided biopsy, MRI-guided biopsy, cyst aspiration, wire localization, radioactive seed localization, and galactography. Fellows are expected to be present during business hours and be actively engaged in the learning process.

Note: Program participants will not be granted clinical privileges or have a medical license, therefore they will have no hands-on patient contact.

Program Requirements

Requirements for application:

  • Must be an M.D., D.O., or other physician degree equivalent.
  • Must have completed a residency program in diagnostic radiology (U.S. or international)
  • Must be planning to return to practice in home country
  • Must be proficient in spoken and written English language

This is a non-salaried observership position. The Fellow must provide evidence of financial support during the fellowship period; typically salary is provided by the home institution or national government of your country. UVa does not provide financial support for housing, travel, or living expenses. Fellows are required to provide health insurance for themselves and any accompanying family members.

Once accepted, continuation in the program is dependent upon adequate progress, including professionalism, clinical performance, and completion of research projects. Fellows are evaluated monthly by the faculty. The fellowship may be terminated at the discretion of the fellowship director should performance fall below expectations for professionalism or commitment by the fellow.

Faculty

This fellowship will be taught by the Breast Imaging Division Faculty.

Application Process

Candidates must apply by contacting Gus Hansborough via email at ah3jp@virginia.edu.  You must include desired length of fellowship/dates of interest and submit a cover letter, CV, three letters of reference, and medical school transcript. Fellows will be selected through a competitive process that will include an interview (in person or webex). Strong English language skills are required.

Please submit all supporting documents to:

Gus Hansborough
Faculty & Staff Coordinator Assistant
Ph 434-297-6029
Fx 434-982-6687
ah3jp@virginia.edu

[For US Postal service delivery]

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging
Box 800170
Charlottesville, VA  22908

[Physical address (for all other forms of delivery)]

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging
1215 Lee Street
Charlottesville, VA  22908

Contacts

Gus Hansborough
Faculty & Staff Coordinator Assistant
Ph 434-297-6029
Fx 434-982-6687
ah3jp@virginia.edu

Jennifer Harvey, MD
University of Virginia Health System
Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging
Box 800170
Charlottesville, VA 22908
jah7w@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu
434-982-1036