The Molecular Pathology Fellowship Program offers a unique opportunity for the trainee to acquire practical experience in cutting edge technologies vital for the successful pursuit of an academic career in pathology.
Overall goals and expectations of this one-year training program:
- Provide training in Molecular Pathology and Hematopathology with rotations in the Molecular Laboratories, FISH Laboratory, Genomics Research Core, Proteomics Research Core, Personalized Medicine Service, Digital Imaging laboratory, and interaction with Bioinformatics.
- Gain real-world experience with innovative and cutting-edge technologies in molecular pathology.
- Provide training and direct exposure to laboratory management, quality assurance, troubleshooting of molecular tests, assay development and evaluation, and instrument evaluation.
- Demonstrate good communications skills with laboratory and clinical physicians, patients, technologists and ancillary staff.
- Interact in a professional manner with faculty and staff at all levels with sensitivity to ethical issues, including those raised by molecular diagnostic testing
By the end of the Fellowship the trainee is expected to achieve proficiency in the following core competencies of ACGME as they apply to the molecular pathology of cancer:
- Medical Knowledge
- Patient Care
- Interpersonal Communication skills
- Practice-based Learning and Improvement
- Systems-Based Practice