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Breast Imaging Fellowship

Our fellows train at a dedicated women’s imaging center alongside fellowship-trained, board certified radiologists.

The Breast Imaging Fellowship Program at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is a one-year fellowship at the Darlene G. Cass Women’s Imaging Center in Dallas, Texas. The program offers comprehensive training in all aspects of advanced breast imaging with a clinically and academically active faculty across multiple disciplines.

The goal of our program is to train the next generation of breast imagers with a solid foundation in scholarship, innovative research and clinical practice.

Curriculum

The Breast Imaging Fellowship Program at Baylor Dallas follows the ACR/Society of Breast Imaging Resident and Fellow Training Curriculum for Breast Imaging.

Training and experience will be provided in all aspects of diagnostic breast imaging, including:

  • Digital mammography
  • Tomosynthesis
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Breast MRI


Breast interventional training includes:

  • Image-guided core needle biopsy using sonographic, mammographic, MR and Tomosynthesis-guided procedures.
  • Image-guided breast cyst/abscess drainage and aspiration
  • Pre-operative needle localizations using all imaging modalities, including MR and tomosynthesis
  • Galactography

Fellows are trained in the performance of:

  • Breast physical examination
  • 2D and 3D screening and diagnostic
  • Breast sonography
  • Wire localization
  • Cyst aspiration
  • Image-guided needle biopsy of solid lesions
  • Galactography and magnetic resonance imaging
  • Quality control procedures

The Breast Imaging Fellowship is coordinated with the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program so that the experience of residents and fellows is optimized for both groups. Fellows have a gradual increase in responsibilities and also participate in resident teaching through the development of the breast imaging teaching files and resident conferences.

Fellows attend a monthly resident breast imaging noon conference and a biweekly breast cancer conference. Under faculty guidance, fellows have primary responsibility for obtaining images, transferring images into electronic format and presenting images at the multidisciplinary breast conference.

Fellows also prepare and present at least two resident noon conferences during the fellowship as well as arrange pathology case reviews with pathology.

Involvement in a clinical research project is required with the goal that it may lead to publication of a paper in a peer-reviewed article or national presentation. All research projects will performed under faculty guidance and with faculty involvement.

Current faculty interests and active projects include:

  • Diffusion-Weighted Breast MR
  • Contrast-Enhanced Mammography
  • Whole-Breast Ultrasound
  • Risk-Based Screening
  • Train at one of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals"

    Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is a 115-acre campus with 915 beds, a Level I trauma center and nationally ranked specialty services.

How to Apply

The Breast Imaging Fellowship Match will take place in March 2019 for the 2020 appointment year.

We use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to electronically accept fellowship applications, letters of recommendations, dean’s letters, transcripts and other credentials directly from your medical school.

Visit ERAS to apply

Below is a sample of the approximate date pattern for the 2020-2021 Match year (exact dates not yet confirmed by NRMP):

  • Interview period begins Jan. 1, 2019
  • 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, 2019: Training begins

Application Requirements

In order to be considered for the program, applicants must submit the following materials with this application:

  • CV
  • Three letters of reference, one of which must be from your Diagnostic Radiology program director
  • A brief paragraph describing your:
    • Reasons for interest in the Breast Imaging Fellowship
    • Training expectations
    • Practice expectations
  • Recent photo
  • Documents (certified copies are OK):
    • Medical school transcipt
    • College of medicine diploma
    • internship certificate
    • USMLE/COMLEX transcript

You may email your completed application to Mia.Raymond@BSWHealth.org, or mail to:

Zeeshan Shah, MD. Program Director
Breast Imaging Fellowship
C/O Mia Raymond, Program Coordinator
Baylor University Medical Center
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX 75246

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 21, 2018: Registration opens
  • April 25, 2018: Ranking opens
  • May 30, 2018: Ranking Order List Deadline
  • June 13, 2018: Match Day
  • July 1, 2019: Training begins

Cost of the Match

  • Applicants pay a $75 registration fee to register for the Match.

Learn more about Baylor Scott & White's housestaff appointment eligibility, including guidelines for international medical graduates.

Contact Us

Mia Raymond
Phone: 214.820.3387
Mia.Raymond@BSWHealth.org

Breast Imaging Fellowship Program
Baylor University Medical Center
3500 Gaston Ave
Dallas, TX 75246

Working at Baylor Scott & White Health

Compensation and Benefits

In addition to competitive stipends, we offer our residents a full menu of employee benefits. We help offset the cost of many of these benefits; others are options you can choose to pay for yourself.

Life in Dallas

Dallas provides access to metropolitan entertainment and culture while maintaining the lowest cost of living among the top 10 largest U.S. cities.

Why Baylor Scott & White

As the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Health includes 48 hospitals, more than 900 patient care sites, more than 6,000 active physicians and more than 40,000 employees.

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