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Information for Applicants


During the opening session of the Society of Breast Imaging Fellows meeting at RSNA 2014, there was discussion on how to improve the current interview and offer process for residents applying to breast imaging fellowship programs.  Since that time, the Society has taken the initiative to form a Breast Imaging Fellowship Committee; Gary Whitman, MD (chair), Rachel Brem, MD, Phil Evans, MD, Debra Monticciolo, MD and Murray Rebner, MD. As a result of this committee’s research and hard work, the SBI is pleased to announce the first Breast Imaging Fellowship Match will take place in 2017 for the 2018 appointment year. 

There are many benefits of the match. It allows applicants and programs an opportunity to consider all options before making a decision and allows the resident to apply one year in advance of entering a fellowship which provides them ample exposure to breast imaging so they can make an informed decision about their careers. Fellowship Programs must meet the following criteria: be accredited or affiliated with an ACGME program (your institution’s residency program meets this criterion), sign a sponsorship agreement, and agree to the set time frame as indicated by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), the company that will manage the breast imaging fellowship match.

The date pattern for the match is:

•       March 22, 2017: Registration opens

•       April 26, 2017: Ranking opens

•       May 17, 2017: Quota change deadline

•       May 31, 2017: Ranking closes

•       June 14, 2017: Match Day

•       July 1, 2018: Training begins

In order to meet this requirement, the SBI is asking that all programs participating in the match agree to not make any offers to candidates in 2016. In order to participate, please sign and agree to the terms as set for by the SBI Memorandum of Understanding. Please email the signed form to info@sbi-online.org.

Why is SBI taking on this endeavor?

  • As the preeminent organization for Breast Imaging, it only makes sense that the Society of Breast Imaging should step in to ensure a fair and transparent process for future breast imagers.
  • As the go-to resource for residents taking their next steps in their career we want ensure proper time and exposure to breast imaging has occurred prior to making any decisions about fellowship. 
  • As the voice for breast imaging professionals this is what we should be doing to alleviate some of the unnecessary stress and anxiety for the next generation of breast imagers. 

What we need from you:

  • Commitment: To ensure the success of this program we need 100% participation. Whether your program is 6/6 or 9/3, you are eligible to participate.
  • Communication: There is a limited window of opportunity. So we need you to not only help us share this information, but communicate the importance and benefits of participating to participants as well.
  • Cooperation: It will be a difficult first step; however the success of the fellowship match program depends on your willingness to not make any offers outside of the match.  

How does this benefit your program?

  • Allows for programs to rank the best candidates that are interested in your institution.
  • Provides a fair and transparent process for everyone; It eliminates the pressure on applicants to make a decision before completing all interviews.

The SBI would like to acknowledge the following institutions for their support of this important initiative (we will continue to add more institutions as we receive the MOU's):

  • Allegheny Health Networks
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Baylor Scott & White, Texas A&M University 
  • Baylor University Medical Center
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Brigham & Women’s Hospital 
  • Brown University
  • Carol W. and Julius A. Rippel Breast Center
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Columbia University Medical Center 
  • Duke University Medical Center 
  • Emory University - Winship Cancer Institute 
  • George Washington University Medical Center 
  • Georgetown University
  • Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – Shreveport
  • Magee Women’s Hospital (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology 
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Mayo Clinic - Arizona
  • Mayo Clinic - Rochester
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
  • Montefiore Medical Center 
  • Mount Sinai Comprehensive Breast Center
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center – Icahn School of Medicine
  • NYU School of Medicine
  • North Shore University Hospital
  • Northwestern University 
  • Ohio State University Hospital
  • Oregon Health and Science University
  • Penn State Hershey Medical Center
  • Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
  • Stanford Medicine
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • University Hospitals Case Medical Center 
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of Arizona Health Sciences 
  • University of California, Davis School of Medicine
  • University of California, Irvine 
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • University of California San Diego
  • University of California San Francisco 
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Florida
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
  • University of Kansas Medical Center
  • University of Kentucky Medical Center
  • University of Maryland Medical Center
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School 
  • University of Michigan Health System
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • University of Missouri Health Care
  • University of New Mexico Medical Center
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Rochester Medical Center
  • University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
  • University of Tennessee - Methodist Healthcare
  • University of Texas Health Science Center
  • University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center 
  • University of Texas Medical Branch
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center 
  • University of Utah/Huntsman Cancer Hospital
  • University of Virginia School of Medicine 
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Virginia Commonwealth University Health System 
  • Weill Cornell Medical College
  • West Virginia University School of Medicine
  • Yale University School of Medicine

To learn more about the Society of Breast Imaging Fellowship Match Program, we invite you to review the FAQ’s and the Benefits of Using a NRMP Match. We have also provided the two informational webinars about the NRMP Match in the videos below. 

Society of Breast Imaging to Launch First Breast Imaging Fellowship Match

Match Program FAQ

Breast Imaging Fellowships Directory

Fill out a fellowship information form 

Benefits of Using a NRMP Match

Thank you in advance for your support.