Breast Imaging Fellowship
The growth of the mammography service at UMass Memorial began with the arrival of Dr. Edward Smith in 1980 as the second Chair of the department. He brought with him Dr. Carl D'Orsi as Vice Chair and Director of Breast Imaging. The section's volume grew consistently over time and additional mammographers were recruited to handle the volume of imaging and procedures. The Breast Imaging Division has been very active in clinical and medical physics research over the years. In the late 1990’s, the department was awarded a grant from the Department of Defense to compare full-field digital mammography and screen-film mammography for the detection of breast cancer in a screening population. This was a collaborative effort between UMass, the University of Colorado and General Electric. This research ushered the new era of digital mammography that is now the gold standard. With the participation of radiologists from this Division as expert readers, the clinical data was used by General Electric to obtain FDA approval of the first digital mammography system in the United States.
We are a high volume comprehensive Breast Imaging Division that performs approximately 43,000 examinations annually between our four campuses. Approximately 26,500 screening examinations, 7,000 diagnostic studies, 5,000 ultrasound examinations, 2,500 interventional procedures (includes stereotactic, ultrasound, MRI guided biopsies, needle localization prior to surgical excision and sentinel node injections) and 500 MR breast examination studies are interpreted annually. In addition, mammograms are performed at Tri-River and Barre facilities affiliated to the UMass group and are also read by our specialists.
The Comprehensive Breast Center was accredited by the NAPBC (National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers affiliated with the American College of Surgeons) in July 2012. Quality, documentation and accreditation of the Breast Imaging facility were all important criteria for this accreditation. The Breast Imaging facility at ACC and the Memorial Campus have both been designated as a “Center of Excellence”, by the American College of Radiology (ACR) in early 2012. The Hahneman and Shrewsbury screening sites and the satellite locations at Barre and Tri-river are both ACR accredited and FDA approved as well.
Positions Available: 1
Length of Fellowship: 12 months
Application Dates: We accept applications all year round
Interview Dates: November/December
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Applicants must have completed a radiology residency program accredited by the ACGME by the time they begin their fellowship at UMMMC. Applicants must be certified or eligible for certification by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) or equivalent. Acceptance is contingent on obtaining an unrestricted Massachusetts medical license by start date of Fellowship.
Applications must include:
- Fellowship Application (click here to download PDF)
- Personal Statement
- Curriculum vitae
- Three letters of recommendations, one of which must be from your residency program director
- USMLE Scores
- Fellowship applicants need to have passed ALL USMLE scores, Step 1, Step 2CK, Step 2CS and Step 3.
- Applications that are missing USMLE Step 3 will not be considered.
- Medical school transcript
- Deans Letter
Candidates will be considered for interviews only after completed applications are received.
Completed applications should be addressed to the Program Director and submitted to:
Breast Imaging Fellowship Program
Attention: Kathy Delongchamp
Department of Radiology, Room S2-302
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655