Breast Fellowship Curriculum and Schedule | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center


TTUHSC/SWCC-BCE offers a one-year multidisciplinary breast fellowship that encompasses training in areas of research, clinical acumen and scholarly aptitude. The ability to understand advances in basic breast cancer biology (basic research), application of observations in the field (translational research), complex nature of clinical trial design and analysis, the rapid advance of technologies and the incumbent psycho-social milieu, emphasizes the complex nature of training a breast specialist. Physicians must be trained in a multi-modality fashion, developing knowledge of benign and malignant breast diseases. This training involves epidemiology, genetics screening / detection, imaging, behavioral, medical, surgical, pathological, radiation oncology, clinical trial design, statistics and analysis. Following is the broad yearlong schema of structured training and weekly schedule of activities to achieve the desired competence.



7:00 AM          Operating Room 
8:00 AM

Surgical Oncology Breast Clinic

Breast Imaging    Radiation Oncology    Surgical Oncology Breast Clinic   
9:00 AM
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
12:00 NOON   Concordance Meeting   Tumor Board / Journal Club
1:00 PM Pathology  Research

Medical Oncology Clinic

Surgical Oncology Breast Clinic   
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
5:00 PM Indication Meeting


Concordance Meeting Tuesday  12:00 – 1:00 PM
 Breast Tumor Board Thursday 12:00 – 1:00 PM
 Journal Club* Thursday 12:00 – 1:00 PM
 Institutional Grand Rounds * Wednesday 12:00 – 1:00 PM
 Surgical Indication Meeting Thursday 04:00 – 5:00 PM
Morbidity and Mortality Conference Friday 08:00 – 9:00 AM

*Once a month