The UAB Kirklin Clinic breast imaging section currently has five full field digital (GE) mammography units, one Hologic mammography unit, the Affirm upright biopsy unit, and four dedicated ultrasound machines. This section also provides digital breast tomosynthesis, tomosynthesis biopsy 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 35,000 exams per year, including 6,000 breast ultrasounds per year. Approximately 16,800 of these exams are screening mammograms, approximately 2,000 are breast image guided procedures, and 2,000 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.

JULY-OCTOBER

The fellow will master skills in diagnostic mammography, diagnostic ultrasound, breast MR and screening mammography, and breast procedures during weekly 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.

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER

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.

JANUARY-FEBRUARY

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.

MARCH-JUNE

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. We are participating in the Breast Imaging Fellowship Match for the 2021-2022 appointment year. The match is sponsored by the Society of Breast Imaging and will be managed by the National Resident Matching Program.

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.

We are accepting applications for the 2021-2022 Breast Imaging Fellowship Program.

Application deadline is December 31, 2020.

To apply for a fellowship position, please send application materials (detailed below) to Crystal Odom at crystalodom@uabmc.edu. We will then contact you about arranging an interview. The interview period begins November, 2020.

Important NRMP Dates:

August 1, 2020: Programs may accept applications
November 1, 2020: Virtual Interview Period begins
March 24, 2021: Match opens
April 21, 2021: Ranking opens
May 19, 2021: Quota change deadline
June 2, 2021: Ranking closes
June 16, 2021: Match Day
July 1, 2022: Training begins

Application Materials:

• SBI Universal Application
• Curriculum Vitae
• 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.

Contact Information

Kathryn W. Zamora, MD, MPH, Fellowship Director
Crystal Odom, Program Coordinator 

Department of Radiology - University of Alabama Hospital
619 19th Street South - JT N478 - Birmingham, Alabama 35249-6830
(Tel) 205.934.0924 - (FAX )205.975.6901
  kzamora@uabmc.edu | crystalodom@uabmc.edu  
To download the UAB Application