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Body+ Imaging Fellowships

Today’s radiology leaders require skills beyond interpretive excellence. Our unique imaging fellowships provide a contemporary, flexible, exciting and well-remunerated experience for fellows in a US News & World Report Honor Roll hospital located on the upper east side of Manhattan.

Each fellowship allows up to one day per week for additional focus on areas of interest to the individual fellow. Areas of focus are highly flexible and may include additional imaging training (i.e. MSK, ED, body interventions), time on non-imaging clinical services (e.g. pertinent surgical or medicine subspecialty practices) or a non-clinical area such as informatics, research, humanities in medicine, or quality improvement initiatives. 

Interviews for Body+ Fellowships with a Breast Imaging component starting July 1, 2018 will occur in the Spring of 2017.

Body Imaging (CT, US, MRI)

Program Director: Dr. Natasha Wehrli, naw9038@med.cornell.edu

  • This fellowship offers advanced training in abdominal and pelvic imaging with an emphasis on body MRI. Fellows are exposed to a vast amount of clinical experience in inpatient, emergency, and ambulatory care settings. Multidisciplinary collaboration and exposure to the latest state of the art technology provides the opportunity for our fellows to develop expertise in areas including oncological imaging, transplant imaging, urologic imaging, gynecologic imaging, and more. The curriculum includes a weekly dedicated lecture series and a monthly interesting case conference.  Fellows will also have the opportunity to teach medical students, residents, and technologists, moonlight during off hours, and receive up to 8 weeks of elective time to explore other subspecialties and/or research.

Breast Imaging

Program Director: Dr. Janine Katzen, jak9072@med.cornell.edu 
NRMP Program Code: 1492R02F0

  • This fellowship offers advanced training in breast imaging in our state of the art women's imaging center and hospital based practice. Fellows develop expertise in all modalities (mammography including 3D tomosynthesis, ultrasound, MRI) required to provide the complete spectrum of care including screening, diagnostic imaging, image-guided interventions, and image-guided localizations. Fellows are exposed to high volumes of examinations and procedures and have the opportunity to not only collaborate but to lead multidisciplinary conferences with breast surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, genetic counselors, and pathologists.

    Fellowship experience is supplemented by a dedicated weekly breast fellow lecture series at the beginning of each year which runs for over three months and includes lectures from Surgery and Pathology faculty.  In addition, a bimonthly journal club, interesting case conference, bimonthly radiology/pathology conference, and controversial topic debates round off the academic experience.

    Many research opportunities are available to the fellows as our division participates in both multidisciplinary clinical research as well as dedicated breast imaging research with investigation of novel imaging modalities such as PET/MRI, automated breast ultrasound, and tomosynthesis. Fellows are encouraged but not required to complete at least one project during their fellowship and are offered mentorship to help navigate their chosen topics.  A list of available research projects is distributed to the fellows at the beginning of each year. 

    The fellowship is designed with the potential to spend up to 40 weeks in breast imaging, with flexibility based on each fellow’s interest. 

    The current proposed curriculum is as follows:

    All blocks are 4 weeks.  There are 4 weeks of vacation. 

    1. Seven blocks of breast imaging
    2. One block of multidisciplinary breast care (one week each with Breast Surgery, Breast Oncology, Breast Pathology, and Radiation Oncology).
      1. Two blocks on inpatient body CT/US
      2. One block of body MRI
      3. Two blocks of elective (could be used for breast or body imaging)

Application process and requirements:

The deadline for the July 2019 – June 2020 Body Imaging (CT, US, MRI) and Emergency Imaging fellowship is July 31, 2017. Interviews for will be held in late August 2017.
The deadline for the July 2019 – June 2020 Breast Imaging fellowship will be December 31, 2017. Interviews will take place in late February 2018.

An unrestricted New York State medical license and satisfactory immigration status (if applicable) will be required by the start date of the fellowship. Requirements for New York State licensure can be found at the following website: http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/med/medlic.html

To apply for any of the above mentioned fellowships you must submit the required documents via email to bodyplus@cornellradiology.net

In the subject line of your email please specify the fellowship you are applying for.

  1. An application accessible through the following link:  https://goo.gl/forms/9IcFRDadB3E7pLli2
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Photo
  4. A minimum of three letters of recommendation; one of which one should be from your Program Director (NOTE: Please have your letter writers OR your coordinator send the letters of recommendation to the email address indicated above with a subject line of "LOR for - Name of Applicant)
  5. Medical School Diploma
  6. Medical School Transcript
  7. USMLE Transcript
  8. New York State License, if available at time of application. (NOTE:  Keep in mind you must obtain an unrestricted New York State license prior to starting the fellowship)
  9. A copy of your ECFMG certificate, if applicable.
  10. Personal Statement.

 

Interested candidates should contact:

Ms. Michelle Byrne
Interventional Radiology-Integrated Residency Program Coordinator

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
525 East 68th Street, Box 141
New York, NY 10065-4870
Phone: (212) 746-2527
Email: mib2045@med.cornell.edu

Weill Cornell Medicine
Department of Radiology
525 East 68th Street New York, NY 10065 Phone: (212) 746-6000