Department of radiology and Radiological Science

Breast Imaging Fellowships

The Medical University of South Carolina is pleased to offer a fellowship position in Breast Imaging. The Hollings Cancer Center Breast Imaging Division is a comprehensive program composed of screening mammography, diagnostic mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MR imaging and all interventional breast imaging procedures including MR-guided breast biopsy. There are five MUSC breast imaging faculty, three of whom also share time in the Ultrasound Division of the department and one who shares time in the Musculoskeletal Division. The faculty are actively involved in national meetings (ARRS and RSNA) and are members of the Society of Breast Imaging and one of our Radiology faculty serves as the Editor of the Newsletter for the Society of Breast Imaging. The fellowship is primarily centered on Breast Imaging but there is flexibility in the program to allow for some exposure to other aspects of Women's Imaging such as pelvic ultrasound and pelvic MR imaging.

There is ample clinical work to expose the fellow to the entire gamut of breast imaging.  In 2010 we performed a total of 21,390 exams including 11,631 screening mammograms, 5,464 diagnostic mammograms,   2,706 breast ultrasound examinations and 475 breast MR examinations. Among total of 1,114 interventional procedures, we did 179 needle localization procedures, 224 stereotactic biopsies, 693 ultrasound-guided biopsies and 18 MR guided biopsies. We expect an approximate 10% growth yearly. The fellow participates in all aspects of the division and is expected to help teach medical students and residents and to coordinate the monthly Breast Imaging Pathology conference. This imaging/pathology correlation conference is a tremendous learning experience for the pathology and radiology residents. There also is a weekly Hollings Cancer Center multidisciplinary breast tumor board in which all of the newly diagnosed breast cancer cases are reviewed. The Breast Imaging Division plays an important and integral role in this conference and this is another one of the fellow's responsibilities. The fellow is also encouraged to participate in all types of surgical procedures with our outstanding breast surgeons, Drs. Megan Baker, David Cole, Paige Teller and Virginia Hermann.

The fellow is expected to be involved in the ongoing research projects of the division and to publish at least one article in a refereed journal during the year. The research endeavors are closely monitored by the attending staff who serve as mentors for these responsibilities. For these efforts, the fellow is given academic time during the year. 

If you have questions about the fellowship contact Ginger Raulinaitis at 843-792-4637 or .

Program inquiries may be addressed to:
Abid Irshad, MD
Director, Breast Imaging Division
 843-792-1957 (phone)

Breast Imaging Fellowship Information

This non-ACGME Fellowship is a one-year only junior faculty (Clinical Instructor) position within the College of Medicine.  Applicant must be able to obtain a permanent SC medical license prior to the start of the fellowship. Information regarding SC permanent medical license eligibility can be found at  South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation.

Application and Interviews

Interested applicants must submit the Universal Fellowship Application and all supporting documentations. For details on the application process, please see "How to Apply" below. The application must include three letters of recommendation, one from the training program director.

Timeline for Fellowship beginning July 1, 2015- June 30, 2016

  • Applications are accepted July 29-September 15, 2013.
  • Interviews are offered September 16- October 18, 2013.
  • Positions offered on a rolling basis.

How to Apply

Complete MUSC Universal Fellowship with supporting documents (i.e., c.v., personal statement, USMLE scores, etc.)

MUSC Radiology Fellowship Application *(Microsoft Word Document)

Apply through MUSC Human Resources website: Go to MUSC Human Resources

  • Click on MUSC Human Resources website:
  • The Requistion ID number for Clinical Instructor/Breast Imaging Fellowship is 049484
  • On Left side bar, click "Search Postings", then
  • On far Right side, top line - "Requisition ID" - enter corresponding number as listed above "049484", then enter requested information.
  • Follow prompts to "Apply for position". - Upload all documents at once in one file.
  • Letters of recommendation should be sent to:
    Abid Irshad, MD
    Director, Breast Imaging Division
    Medical University of South Carolina
    96 Jonathan Lucas Street, MSC 323
    Clinical Science Building, Room 210
    Charleston, SC 29425


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