The UAB Kirklin Clinic breast imaging section has four full field digital (GE) mammography units, a stereotactic biopsy table, and four dedicated ultrasound machines. This section also provides digital breast tomosynthesis and contrast enhanced spectral mammography exams. Screening mammography services are available at two additional locations: the UAB Women and Infants Center and UAB Medicine Leeds. Our breast imaging facility has received the Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence designation by the ACR. Breast MRI is performed on site, with MR guided biopsy capability and this is an ACR accredited site for breast MRI. The breast imaging section performs over 36,000 exams per year, including 6,300 breast ultrasounds per year. Approximately 16,400 of these exams are screening mammograms, approximately 2,600 are breast image guided procedures, and 1,600 are breast MRI's and/or breast MR guided biopsies.
Patients are seen in the Kirklin Clinic a 430,000 sq. ft. ambulatory patient care facility designed by the world-renowned architect I.M. Pei.
A general overview of fellowship opportunities and responsibilities is outlined below. A detailed curriculum with goals and objectives is provided during fellowship.
The fellow will master skills in diagnostic mammography, diagnostic ultrasound, breast MR and screening mammography, and breast procedures during four 4-week rotations in each of the aforementioned areas of breast imaging. If the fellow has an interest in developing research or teaching skills, appropriate plans will be made.
After completion of the aforementioned rotations, faculty will assess the fellow's performance and additional training in all areas will continue with specific focus as needed.
The breast imaging fellow will continue weekly rotations in all areas of breast imaging, and the fellow will assume the role of primary imager with faculty supervision.
Pending a review at the end of February, assignments and academic time will be individualized as influenced by the fellow's progress and academic pursuits.
We are delighted that you are interested in our breast imaging fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. 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 UAB Hospital, you must register with the Radiology Match, of which Breast Imaging is a part.
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
We are currently accepting applications for the 2018 - 2019 Breast Imaging Fellowship Program, with an application deadline of October 15, 2016. Interviews will be conducted in January 2017.
To apply for a fellowship position, please send application materials (detailed below) to Sonja Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then contact you about arranging an interview.
•Personal statement (single space, do not exceed one page)
•3 letters of recommendation
•USMLE or FLEX transcript
•Medical school transcript
•All board scores
No applications will be considered until all required documents have been received.
Please contact us with any further questions (205) 996.4132 or email@example.com
Cost of the Match:
Applicants will pay a $75 registration fee to register for the Match.
Sonja Jordan, Program Coordinator
Department of Radiology - University of Alabama Hospital
619 19th Street South - JT N353 - Birmingham, Alabama 35249-6830
(Tel) 205.996.4132 - (FAX )205.975.4413
To download the UAB Application