Denver Health Medical Center - University of Colorado
Location: Denver, Colorado
Type: Full Time
Breast Imaging Fellowship: Denver Health – University of Colorado
We are currently accepting applications for 1-year breast imaging fellowships at Denver Health, an academic health care system affiliate of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, for the academic year 2023-2024.
Our mission is to provide an excellent educational experience for our fellows, covering all aspects of breast imaging care. Fellows are provided dedicated training in screening and diagnostic mammography (2D and 3D), breast ultrasound, and breast MRI, as well as multi-modality image-guided breast interventional procedures, including stereotactic, ultrasound- guided and MRI guided biopsies, and localizations with and wire and Savi Scout. We provide an optimal combination of study volume, including dedicated screening time with routine 1-on-1 faculty readouts for learning, procedure volume, and academic time to produce well- balanced, highly skilled breast imagers. Fellows will be exposed to a wide variety of imaging protocols tailored to optimize cancer detection and participate in multiple high-level multidisciplinary tumor board discussions. Graduating fellows receive the necessary training and resources to excel in either academic or private practice settings following completion of the program.
There are numerous educational resources available to support trainee education including a dedicated lecture series, use of breast imaging learning modules, multidisciplinary breast rotations (visiting rotations on breast surgery, pathology, and oncology services) and routine rad-path conferences. As integral members of the section, fellows participate in the supervision and education of residents on service. The fellowship offers additional scholarly opportunities in clinical research, social media outreach, and/or health policy research and advocacy.
Located in downtown Denver, Denver Health offers a stimulating and supportive environment that prioritizes both patient care and physician well-being in state-of-the-art facilities completed in 2021.
Denver Health is focused on delivering efficient, productive, and cutting-edge clinical care; a robust and growing educational program for students, residents, and fellows; and a research portfolio focused on collaboration with others inside and outside the Department. All faculty at Denver Health have University appointments at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and are valued participants in University and Department of Radiology functions. Section members have access to the academic and cultural resources of Denver Health, the University, and other affiliate institutions.
Position Details, Salary, and Benefits
Denver Health fellow salaries are highly competitive locally and nationally. Dedicated academic funds are available to assist with academic pursuits. There are no weekend or weekday evening call requirements. Moonlighting opportunities in other modalities are available on a volunteer basis within the department.
For the 1-year contract, Denver Health offers full benefits, including an attractive 401(a) Social Security replacement savings program, an optional 457(b) retirement savings program, and employer matching contributions. Full details are available online and from human resources.
To apply, please email a CV and brief expression of interest to:
David M. Naeger, MD Director of Radiology, Denver Health Professor and Vice Chair, University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Radiology David.Naeger@dhha.org
All successfully received CV/cover letters will result in an email confirmation. Specifically, we are accepting applications for a 1-year fellowship with an intended start date of July 1, 2023 (for a 2023-2024 academic year fellowship). We will request references prior to the selection of a final candidate for each academic year.
Denver Health values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.
Education: Graduation from an accredited medical school and completed accredited radiology residency program. Equivalent training for those physicians who are not U.S. residency trained. New finishing residents generally are not expected to be board-certified but should be board-certified within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the Office of Medical Administration. Experience: Requirements will be determined on a position-by-position basis.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of and ability to apply professional medical principles, procedures and techniques. Thorough knowledge of pharmacological agents used in patient treatment. Able to effectively manage and direct medical staff support activities while providing quality medical care. Able to receive detailed information through oral communications; express or exchange ideas by verbal communications. Excellent written and verbal communications, listening, and social skills. Able to interact effectively with people of varied educational, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, skill levels and value systems. Performs in a tactful and professional manner. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
Certificate/License/Registration: Medical license to practice in State of Colorado. All physicians must be board-certified within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the Office of Medical Administration. BLS/CPR. ACLS, PALS, or NRP as outlined in HR Principles and Practices #2-110 Appendix, maintaining licensures, certifications, and registrations. All certifications and licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment.
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.