Positions for the Breast Surgical Oncology fellowship are offered through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). All applications must be submitted through ERAS.

Applications received after our deadline will not be considered for an interview.

A complete application consists of:

  • Current Photograph (required)
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical School Transcript
  • MSPE
  • USMLE or COMLEX Scores (passing scores are required for steps 1, 2 and 3)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (including the medicine chair)
  • All ERAS applications are reviewed and invitations to interview will be extended to those selected via e-mail.

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INTERVIEW INFORMATION:

Interviews are scheduled in September and October. Your interview will include:

  • Program overview
  • Research overview
  • Faculty interviews
  • Tour of the facilities
  • Lunch with current fellows

Hotel accommodations are not provided. However, transportation from your hotel will be provided to and from campus on your interview date.

INTERNAL MEDICAL GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS:

Due to the large number of highly qualified applicants, only a small number of international medical graduates are granted interviews for the Hematology and Oncology fellowship.

For International Medical Graduates we require:

  • You must have a valid ECFMG certificate.
  • We offer a J1 Visa only. Please do not submit an application to our program if you require an (H) visa.
  • Graduation from ACGME accredited Internal Medicine Residency within the last 5 years.

LEAVE TIME:

  • Annual/Vacation: Residents may take up to three weeks of annual leave per year. Annual leave is not accumulated from year to year. Residents do not receive pay for unused annual leave.
  • Educational Leave: Educational leave can be taken during fellowship with approval from the Program Director.
  • Sick Leave: Fellows accumulate there weeks of sick leave per year. Sick leave is non-cumulative from year to year. Residents are not paid for unused sick leave.
  • Parental Leave: Parental leave is available to residents for the birth or adoption of a child. Sick leave and annual leave may be used in order for the resident’s salary to continue. Additional time is permitted with the approval of the Program Director and will be leave without pay. Due to ASCO/ASH rules, time off may delay completion of the fellowship.

CURRICULUM AND TRAINING:

  • Rotations: The Breast Surgical Oncology Fellow participates in all aspects of surgical management. The one year fellowship will focus on participation on the Breast Service with additional rotations to include Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Pathology, Diagnostic Screening, Genetics Testing and Counseling, Psychosocial Medicine, Community Outreach, and Research throughout the fellowship.
  • There is a dedicated weekly tumor board that the fellow will attend and present at. The fellow will assist in instructing residents, medical students, and advance care practitioners. The fellow will gain ultrasound skills including ultrasound guided biopsy and be ready for certification at the completion of the fellowship.

CONFERENCES

  • Oncology Lectures: Fellows participate in a weekly one-hour didactic session, which will be led by faculty. Once quarterly, a journal club will meet where new articles are presented by the fellow.
  • Multi-disciplinary Conferences: There is a dedicated weekly tumor board that the fellow will attend and present at. The fellow will assist in instructing residents, medical students, and advance care practitioners. The fellow will gain ultrasound skills including ultrasound guided biopsy and be ready for certification at the completion of the fellowship.
  • Research Opportunities: The overall goal of our research curriculum is not only research publication but also a comprehensive understanding of research design, analysis and application. Clinical research can be completed in this time but sufficient time must be dedicated to understanding bench research as it relates to clinical care.

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