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Breast Imaging Fellowship Program

Welcome from the Program Director

Photo of Avice O'ConnellI would like to welcome prospective candidates to the University of Rochester Department of Imaging Sciences Breast Imaging fellowship training program. The Breast Imaging fellowship is a one year non-accredited program that provides a large volume and variety of screening and diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasounds, and breast MRIs. Fellows will gain experience in interventional procedures, preoperative needle localizations, stereotactic, ultrasound, and MRI-guided biopsies, cyst and abscess drainage, and ductograms.

During the fellowship year, rotations are done at URMC and outpatient sites including the Highland Breast Imaging Center.  Fellows are expected to participate in a variety of conferences, including the weekly Breast Tumor Conference at the Pluta Cancer Center, as well as research and resident teaching.

The first Breast Imaging fellowship match will take place in June 2017 for the 2018 - 2019 appointment year, and our Breast Imaging fellowship will participate.  This means that prospective fellowship candidates must register with the Radiology Match, which is sponsored by the Society of Breast Imaging, and managed by the National Resident Matching Program.

One position is available per year.  For more information about the Breast Imaging fellowship program, please contact our fellowship coordinator, Julie Bissonnette.

Avice O'Connell, M.D., FACR
Director, Breast Imaging Fellowship Program
Professor of Clinical Imaging Sciences

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