This is an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited fellowship program in diagnostic cytopathology offered by the Cytology Service of the Department of Pathology. The fellowship providestraining in all areas of cytology, including performance of FNAs. The material comprises approximately 32,500 specimens per year, including gynecologic specimens and non-gynecologic samples, of which approximately 5,500 are imaging-guided FNAs and 600 are pathologist-performed FNAs. Ancillary tests, such as flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry and molecular pathology are available. Close interaction with a subspecialized surgical pathology department enhances the learning experience. The fellowship has a structured educational curriculum, which includes screening, weekly unknowns, and formal didactics. Fellows are encouraged to participate in research projects with members of the department and/or in cooperation with clinicians.
Fellows will review slides and prepare reports for in-house and submitted consultations cases. They will be actively involved in on-site adequacy of image guided fine needle aspiration biopsies of deep seated lesions and endoscopic ultrasound guided FNAs. They will write up cases for sign-out with attending faculty and prepare presentations for intradepartmental conferences. The fellows will learn and practice under faculty supervision the technique of superficial and ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy. They will be involved in the supervision and teaching of cytotechnology students. Cytopathology fellows will be expected to engage in both independent and collaborative research. The fellows will prepare research proposals, compile and analyze the data, and prepare abstracts for submission to national meetings. The fellows will prepared presentations of their data and prepare manuscripts for submission to scientific journals.
The fellowship is available to individuals who have completed training in pathology in an ACGME-accredited residency program. Board-eligibility in either AP or AP/CP is required by the beginning of the fellowship inCytopathology.
All qualified applicants are welcome, but preference will be given to those committed to an academic career in pathology.