The breast oncology program at Michigan Medicine is one of the country’s most respected, delivering multidisciplinary care that coalesces expertise in surgical oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, pathology, reconstructive surgery, oncology nursing, cancer genetics, fertility preservation, psycho-oncology, rehabilitative medicine and survivorship. This richly interdisciplinary approach to care is the foundation for training our fellows.
Trainees in the Michigan Polly Suk-Yee Cheung Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship can expect:
- A unique level of independence: As a fellow, you’ll be appointed as an instructor in the Division of Surgical Oncology in the U-M Department of Surgery. Accordingly, you will be given the opportunity to have independent, yet mentored, clinical time. This preparation is invaluable in preparing for the next step in your career.
- Well-rounded training: In additional to surgical training, fellows rotate through subspecialty clinics, including medical oncology, breast cancer genetics, reconstructive surgery, breast imaging, pathology, psycho-oncology, fertility preservation, rehabilitative medicine and survivorship, with additional opportunities to participate in our outreach clinic in Flint, Mich. Fellows will also learn skills to support patients through experiences with outreach and advocacy. Understanding the care of the whole patient is a critical educational mission.
- Wide range of academic opportunities: From basic science to outcomes research, fellows have their pick of academic development opportunities, including support to attend regional and national meetings. Furthermore, fellows have the chance to participate in the medical school curriculum helping to teach medical students and residents.