We offer a comprehensive curriculum that spans all aspects of breast imaging with a robust didactic curriculum as well as ample hands-on experience. Some highlights are included below. Please contact us if you would like additional detailed information about the curriculum.
Fellows typically have week-long rotations in various aspects of breast imaging that include screening mammography, diagnostic mammography and ultrasound, breast procedures (including ultrasound-guided core biopsies, stereotactic core biopsies, MRI core biopsies, and localizations) and breast MRI. Our high volume provides fellows with ample clinical exposure.
Dedicated breast imaging lectures covering the essential topics of breast imaging will be given weekly to the fellows. In addition, fellows are encouraged to attend resident morning conferences when related to breast imaging.
High-quality research has always been a priority of the Breast Imaging division of BIDMC. The primary work of our group has evolved to focus on new technology, value-based healthcare, and education. To promote further advancement in research related to breast imaging, we have partnered with members of VIR, breast pathology, breast surgery, and primary care on projects. Our program provides many opportunities for trainees to become involved in scholarly projects. Each fellow will work with a faculty mentor to design a research project(s), obtain IRB approval, collect and analyze data, and prepare manuscripts for presentation and/or publication. Academic time will be given for research projects. In addition, fellows will complete a quality improvement project during the fellowship.
Fellows will participate in multiple conferences including weekly Breast Radiology Pathology Correlation Conference and Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Tumor Board. Monthly conferences include journal club and the Breast Imaging Research Meeting. Fellows also participate in quarterly multidisciplinary ‘classics’ journal club with the pathology and surgery departments where we review key articles in breast literature. Finally, our fellows attend the Harvard Breast Imaging Fellows Meeting three times a year, where Harvard breast imaging fellows meet to discuss a topic and review cases.
Each fellow is granted four weeks of elective time based on the needs of the individual fellow. Elective time may include time in other Radiology sections or other clinical sections (i.e. Breast Surgery, Breast Pathology, Breast Oncology, or Breast Radiation Oncology).