About Ohio State's Breast Imaging Fellowship

The Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center is a state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary outpatient clinic located in Columbus, Ohio. It is part of the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, which is the third largest cancer hospital in the United States. The breast imaging section performs approximately 40,000 screening studies annually including 38,000 screening mammograms (majority tomosynthesis) and 1,500 automated screening ultrasound exams. Approximately 10,000 diagnostic mammograms,10,000 breast ultrasound and 2,000 breast MRI exams are performed annually. Nearly 3,500 interventional procedures are performed each year and include mammographic and sonographically guided wire localizations, radiation seed placements and stereotactic, sonographic and MRI-guided core biopsies. The breast imaging section is staffed by nine fellowship-trained breast imagers who work solely at the breast center and accommodates multiple residents and 2 breast imaging fellows.

Core Competencies

Fellows who complete the program will become skilled at:

Interventional Breast Procedures:

  • Ultrasound-guided core and vacuum biopsies
  • Stereotactic biopsies (including tomosynthesis-guided biopsies with and without the lateral arm)
  • MRI guided-biopsies
  • Radioactive seed localization and wire localizations

Interpretation:

  • Screening and Diagnostic Mammography (2D and 3D with c-view)
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound and Automated Screening Breast Ultrasound
  • Breast MRI
  • Contrast Enhanced Mammography

Breast imaging fellows are offered a month-long elective in breast oncology specialties (encompassing exposure to breast pathology, surgical oncology, hematology-oncology and radiation oncology) as well as academic time to complete one required research project.

Graduates of the program are successfully equipped to join either academic or private practice.

The Breast Imaging Fellowship is a one-year non-accredited program. Please note that an applicant may only apply to one fellowship program. Although the Breast Imaging Fellowship is unaccredited, the program does participle in the NRMP Match.

All Breast Imaging fellows at OSUWMC will have the opportunity to take part in a fellowship consortium lecture series to broaden their training in the field. This multi-disciplinary lecture series will feature topics from subspecialist experts in Breast Imaging.

Midwest Breast Imaging Fellowship Consortium (PDF)

Application Process

We are currently accepting applications for two fellowship slots for the 2023-2024 academic year!

Application must include:

  • Fellowship application (please type, as this is a writeable PDF)
  • CV
  • Personal statement
  • Official USMLE (request through usmle@fsmb.org) and/or COMLEX scores (request through NBOME)
  • Copy of medical school transcript
  • Three recent letters of recommendation (within one year)

**All applicants must be a U.S. citizen and must be able to obtain a full and unrestricted license in the State of Ohio prior to starting the fellowship.

Important dates:

We will adhere to the 2022 Match timeline set forth by the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments, and along with SCARD encourages programs to hold solely virtual interviews due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The timeline for the 2022 Match process is as follows:

  • August 1, 2021: first day to accept applications for 2023 appointment
  • November 1, 2021: virtual interview period begins
  • March 31, 2022: virtual interviews completed
  • March 2022 (date TBA by NRMP): match opens
  • April 2022 (official date TBA by NRMP): ranking opens
  • May 2022 (official date TBA by NRMP): quota changes deadline
  • May 2022 (official date TBA by NRMP): ranking closes
  • June 2022 (official date TBA by NRMP): Match Day
  • July 1, 2022: AY2022-2023 Breast Imaging fellowship begins

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 The Ohio State University, 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.

Cost of the Match: Applicants will pay a $75 registration fee to register for the Match.

Applications should be mailed or emailed to the education program manager:

Matthew C. Lang
Fellowship Coordinator
Matthew.Lang@osumc.edu

Department of Radiology
395 W. 12th Ave.
Fourth Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43210
614-366-3214

Meet the Program Director:

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Mitva Patel, MD
Assistant Professor

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