This fellowship program is designed to provide comprehensive training in all oncologic aspects of GU and GYN pathology. This training will enhance the fellow’s diagnostic skills and prepare them for both academic and community practice.
The fellow will equally divide the clinical service time rotating between the two subspecialties and will be trained to diagnose and report routine and complex cases of the two subspecialties. This fellowship will increase the skills, diagnostic abilities & competency of the fellow to practice in an academic center and/or a community hospital setting with an emphasis on these two subspecialties. The fellowship program is designed to provide training in all aspects of GU and GYN tumor pathology in order to gain experience and expertise in histologic diagnosis and applications of advanced diagnostic techniques including the proper use of immunohistochemical stains as well as other appropriate techniques. The fellow is expected to present at tumor boards and departmental teaching conferences. Involvement in departmental research activities contributing to publishing abstracts and papers is required.
The Department of Pathology at Moffitt Cancer Center processes 4,500 GU and 3,600 GYN specimens per year which include in-house, review and consult cases. Moffitt is a Comprehensive Cancer Center designated by the National Cancer Institute and located at the campus of the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
The GU/GYN Pathology Fellowship program has been awarded accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The ACGME is a nonprofit organization that serves to evaluate, improve and publicly recognize graduate medical education programs and sponsoring institutions that are in substantial compliance with the standards of educational quality established by the organization.
GU/GYN Fellowship Program Highlights Graphic
|Unique Combined GU/GYN Pathology Fellowship Program. The Fellow Will Become Proficient in Two In-Demand Specialties|
|High-Combined Case Volume|
|Complex Cases Related to Oncologic Diagnoses, Complex Surgeries and Rare Tumors|
|#1||Hospital for Cancer in Florida by U.S. News & World Report
|High-Volume Specimen Processing for GU & GYN Performed In-House|
The Fellow will be required to be involved in departmental basic and transitional research activities and will actively participate in the teaching of medical students, pathology residents and visiting physicians. Two weeks of research time is included in the rotation schedule.
Ardeshir Hakam, MD, Associate Program Director