The one-year Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship includes didactic training (lectures, breast tumor conferences, class work, assigned study, meetings, etc.) and clinical experiences including the weekly Breast Multidisciplinary Clinic, that are carefully structured to provide a balance between clinical work, research, and study.
- Rotations include not only Breast Surgery, Medical Oncology, Pathology and Breast Imaging, but also Plastic Surgery, Genetics, Outreach, Rehabilitation, Palliative and Supportive Care, Health Psychology, and a robust Research rotation featuring experience in Translational research as well as clinical trial design and participation in national clinical trials.
- It is anticipated that during the one-year fellowship, the fellow will design and develop at least one research project or clinical protocol in an area of his or her interest, which results in a publication or a poster or oral presentation at a regional or national meeting. A mentor will be identified to assist with developing a project, helping to complete the project and assisting with either the publication and/or presentation.
- During the Breast Surgery rotation, the fellow will have extensive hands on experience with surgical procedures for benign and malignant disease, and also with image-guided percutaneous breast procedures.