The fellowship program is designed to provide training in all aspects of tumor pathology in order to gain experience and expertise in histologic diagnosis and applications of advanced diagnostic techniques including the proper use of immuno-histochemical stains as well as other appropriate techniques. This fellowship will increase the skills, diagnostic abilities and competency of the fellow to practice in an academic center and/or a community hospital setting. This will include the gross inspection and dissection, frozen section selection and interpretation as well as a complete evaluation of the surgical and consult cases assigned to the fellow and under direct supervision of the attending and participating faculty members. This is a one-year fellowship program with two fellow positions per year.
The Surgical 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.
Fellows are required to be involved in departmental basic and transitional research activities including presentation in national and local meetings, publication in peer-reviewed journals and will actively participate in the teaching of medical students, pathology residents and visiting international physicians.