Breast Disease Fellowship

The Breast Disease Fellowship Program at Women and Infant's hospital admits one fellow each year and is of one-year duration. The fellowship is open to surgically-trained physicians who have completed a residency in their chosen specialty(typically general surgery and ob/gyn) and who have demonstrated a strong interest in breast disease.

The fellowship begins with a rotation in the Breast Health Center surgical offices and a two-week course in clinical research. The Fellow completes clinical rotations in radiation oncology, medical oncology, radiology and pathology before rejoining
the Breast Health Center where they will see patients in surgical offices with attendings and ultimately manage their own surgical sessions. The Breast Disease Fellow is responsible for supervising the second-year residents on rotation at the Breast Health Center.

The Breast Health Center actively participates in both clinical and basic science research in the effort to advance the knowledge and treatment of breast cancer. As part of the Program in Women's Oncology, fellows gain experience with multi-institutional research groups (i.e., Cancer and Acute Leukemia Group B (CALGB), Brown University Oncology Group (BrUOG), National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP), American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACSOG). The Program in Women's Oncology and Women & Infants Hospital are dedicated to basic science research and has laboratory space in the Kilguss Research Institute which is a 25,000 sq. ft. facility which provides a collegial environment for collaboration.

Admission

Please contact the fellowship coordinator for questions regarding deadlines, eligibility criteria, and application requirements.

A completed fellowship application must include the following items:

  • A completed application form
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • A personal statement
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation from persons qualified to vouch
    for the character and professional qualifications of the applicant
  • In-Service Scores
  • A 2 x 3 photograph