Cytopathology Fellowship Program

This one-year, ACGME-accredited fellowship provides advanced training in all aspects of cytopathology as well as substantial exposure to surgical pathology with emphasis on the correlation between these two disciplines. The fellow participates in the daily sign-out of all specimens  and  provides immediate  on-site interpretation for  superficial and deep FNAs with progressive responsibilities leading to the development of diagnostic autonomy.  A dedicated FNA service in the Pathology Department allows for training in palpation and ultrasound-guided fine needle aspirations.  Approximately 14,000 specimens are evaluated annually, including 2500 non-gynecologic exfoliative specimens and 1800 fine needle aspiration biopsies covering the spectrum of cytopathology practice with extensive use of immunochemistry, flow cytometry,  molecular and cytogenetic ancillary studies. Appropriate clinical management as applied to surgical and cytopathology diagnoses and interdisciplinary communication are stressed.  Participation in the instruction of residents through lectures and slide sessions is an integral part of the program. Over 4,000 glass slide study sets are available for review.  Fellows will also gain practical skills in laboratory management. Translational research as well as clinical research for presentation at national level is encouraged.


Requirements: Candidates must have satisfactorily completed an accredited training program in AP or AP/CP and passed USMLE Step 3.

Program Director: Celeste N. Powers, MD, PhD

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