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Application Process and Selection

The Breast Imaging Fellowship participates in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).

Selection of applicants will be supervised by the Program Director, with the consultation of other faculty members in the sections.

Applicants are selected based on a review of submitted documentation, relative academic strength and other criteria determined by the Program Director.

Applicants must have an MD or DO degree from an accredited institution, completed an ACGME-accredited residency in diagnostic radiology. Candidates are required to be ABR/AOBR board certified or board eligible at the start of fellowship.

Applicants must also be eligible for licensure by the State Medical Board of Ohio.

If you are interested in applying to the breast imaging program, please submit the following materials via email to the fellowship coordinator:

  • Completed Universal Application (DOC)
  • Current CV
  • Personal statement including goals and professional plans
  • Three letters of recommendation including a letter from the director of your residency program. Letters of recommendation must be dated and written within the past six months.
  • Medical school transcript and copies of USMLE or COMLEX scores (Steps 1, 2 and 3 are required prior to beginning fellowship)
  • Copy of American Board of Radiology certificate or letter of successful completion of the core exam.
  • Photo (optional)

Selected candidates will be invited for a personal interview with the Program Director, other members of the department, and the current fellow. Applications will be accepted after October 1. Interviews will be conducted from December 1 to March 31.

International Medical Graduates

International Medical Graduates (IMGs) interested in applying to our program must register with the National Match (if applicable). Foreign applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S., or eligible to obtain work authorization. The University of Cincinnati Medical Center sponsors J-1 visas only for ACGME-accredited programs. We are unable to sponsor J-1 visas of J-1 waivers for our non-ACGME accredited fellowships.

Individuals must have graduated from medical school within the past five years, completed an ACGME-accredited four-year residency in diagnostic radiology, be board certified or board eligible by the American Board of Radiology, must have passed all steps of the USMLE (including Step 3) and possess a permanently validated ECFMG certificate.

The ECFMG certificate must be valid at the start of fellowship or the fellow forfeits his/her position in the program. A valid Ohio medical license or training certificate must be obtained prior to start of training.

Fellows are selected on the basis of their medical training, general and academic achievements, and personal qualities. No preference is given to any particular medical school or geographic area, nor is race, sex, or national origin a consideration.

In addition to the documents listed above, IMGs must also include in their application:

  • Verification of ECFMG certification and photocopies of all USMLE exam results
  • Copy of medical diploma (translation required)
  • Medical School transcript
  • Copies of previous GME experience (translation required)
Rifat Wahab, DO

More Information

Rifat Wahab, DO
Program Director

513-558-7137, FAX

Tosha Feldkamp
Program Coordinator

513-558-7137, FAX