The breast surgery fellowship program consists of a five-month rotation in breast surgery, which includes experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Time is spent in both the office setting and operating room with graded, supervised clinical responsibilities for the management of patients with breast complaints. Additional one-month rotations include
- senology service
- medical oncology
- radiation oncology
- breast imaging
Two months are available for elective endeavors including additional rotations in genetic evaluation, breast imaging, or research.
Conference scheduleMultidisciplinary breast cancer tumor board
- held Fridays from 7:00-8:00 a.m.
- conference is attended by staff from surgery, medical oncology, and radiation oncology
- breast imaging staff interpret and discuss relevant imaging studies, and the pathologist reviews the pathologic findings of the case
- Newly opened clinical trials are presented to update personnel in attendance, and articles relevant to cases selected for review are available for dissemination and discussion
Breast journal club
- held on the 2nd Monday of each month at the home of rotating attendings
- articles, interesting cases, or a review of recent national meetings comprise the majority of topics for discussions
- attendance by surgery, breast imaging, medical oncology, radiation oncology, and pathology
Human investigation committee
- held the first Monday of each month from 7:00-8:00 a.m.
- cancer related protocols are discussed in a multidisciplinary setting consisting of surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology and pathology
- recommendations are made for initiating the protocols at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
Mortality and morbidity conference, department of surgery
- held every Tuesday from 7:00-8:00 a.m.
- attended by all medical students, residents, and attendings on the general surgery services.
- Cases are selected by the chief residents, or attendings in advance of the meeting.
- resident or fellow is required to present the case with review of appropriate literature.
Grand Rounds, Department of Surgery
- held the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 8:00-9:00 a.m.
- This conference covers a wide variety of topics presented by guest speakers.
Oncology lecture series
- held the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of each month form 12:00 -1:00 p.m.
- guest speakers present topics of interest in oncology
Research institute lecture series
- provides a forum for discussion of a variety of basic science topics as well as original research presentations
- held the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month.
Statistics and research design course
- offered annually through the Beaumont Research Institute for fellows seeking a review
- advanced knowledge in clinical trial design and statistical analysis
Breast ultrasound postgraduate course
- offered through the American Society of Breast Surgeons for further hands-on training in breast ultrasound and ultrasound guided intervention
- one-day regional courses are available
- tuition and travel expenses are provided for the fellow wishing to obtain this advanced training