UNC’s Breast Imaging division trains up to two fellows per year selected for our two one-year dedicated fellowship positions. This appointment also may be combined with CT, US or MRI, depending on the availability of those rotations. We interpret approximately 100-150 mammograms per day, divided into 80% diagnostic and about 20% screening mammography. We also perform and interpret all of our own breast ultrasound studies. Screening and staging breast MRI studies are done on a daily basis. All breast imaging examinations interpreted by the fellow are “second-read” by the attending prior to the issuance of the final report. We perform many sonographic, stereotactic, and MRI guided core biopsies and pre-operative needle locations.
Our Division is now located in the North Carolina Cancer Center. Our center, which is over 10,000 square feet, has six full field digital mammography units, four dedicated breast ultrasound units which are utilized in the work-up of breast lesions and for image guided procedures, a stereotactic machine, patient consult and recovery rooms, and a patient education room. There is also specific new space where research on new breast imaging modalities can be undertaken. In this way, clinical trials on the latest breast imaging technologies will always be available to UNC patients. There are currently four faculty members who do breast imaging.
Our fellowship positions for the 2020-2021
and the 2021-2022 academic years have both filled.
To be eligible for consideration in future academic years, fellowship candidates must complete the following requirements:
- Candidate must have completed an accredited residency in Diagnostic Radiology and be board-eligible or board-certified at the time of the fellowship appointment.
- Candidate must complete match registration and profile on NRMP (National Resident Matching Program) http://www.nrmp.org/
- Candidate must complete and submit an Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) application, including a copy of your USMLE/COMLEX transcript.
- In addition, the candidate will need to have 3 letters of recommendation, including one letter from your residency program director. These letters MUST be mailed directly from your institution to:Cherie Kuzmiak, D.O.
Director, Breast Imaging Fellowship
UNC Department of Radiology
Campus Box #7510
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7510
Please direct any questions regarding our Breast Imaging Fellowship to our Division Chief and Program Director Dr. Cherie Kuzmiak
For questions on our application process, please contact our Breast Imaging division faculty assistant: Virginia Carver