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Oncologic Molecular Pathology Fellowship

Program Description

The Molecular Pathology of Cancer Fellowship Program offers a unique opportunity for the Trainee to acquire practical experience in cutting edge technology vital for successful pursuit of an academic career in oncologic pathology.  Under the guidance of Dr. Theresa  Boyle, internationally recognized as a leader in translational research, each Fellow is provided with a grounding in molecular biology, experience with high level diagnostics, and opportunities to pursue research projects with a variety of investigators covering a broad range of oncology.

As the premier cancer hospital in Florida, recognized by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, Moffitt Cancer Center provides care to over 400,000 outpatients annually, including the largest blood and bone marrow transplant program in the southeast.  Laboratory professionals perform 4,000 needle cytologic specimens, and 16 active surgical suites generate over 13,000 solid tumor specimens annually.  In addition, anatomic pathologists review over 10,000 referred-in surgical cases, many of which require ancillary high-level diagnostics for complete work-up.

The Fellowship Program is centered on patient care, enabling the Fellow to acquire expertise in handling complex and/or time sensitive patient material to inform the management of cancer patients.  After reviewing basic nucleic acid and protein cellular biology and cancer-associated genetic alterations, the program focuses on the suite of platforms available to detect and categorize these changes.  Integral to the curriculum is experience with laboratory management, quality assurance, validation of new tests and techniques, as well as resource allocation and cost-effective practice. 


A research project provides an opportunity to critically evaluate a question of importance to pathology or assay development 


Meet our Faculty 


Applicants must hold an MD degree (or foreign equivalent and must have USMLE step 1, 2 and 3 certifications), to have completed a Pathology residency program, be board eligible or board certified in Anatomic or Anatomic/Clinical Pathology and be eligible for a Florida State medical license. The selection process will involve review of letters of recommendation and a formal interview by Faculty members of the Anatomic Pathology Department.

Number of Positions

1 per year 


Application due date is flexible, usually 12 to 18 months prior to the the expected start of the fellowship.  The fellowship begins on July 1. Applications should be sent to Theresa Boyle, MD. Candidates will be notified by email regarding an interview. 

Applicants are notified after our interviews are completed regarding a fellowship position.

How to Apply

Candidates can send a completed standard CAP application along with their personal statement, CV, three letters of recommendation (one from the current program director preferred), USMLE or equivalent board scores and their medical school transcripts.  

Sample Contract (PDF)

Salary and Benefits (PDF)  

Program Director

Theresa Boyle, MD
Program Director
P: 813-745-2689

Program Coordinator

Jackie Campbell
Education Coordinator
Moffitt Cancer Center
12902 USF Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL 33612
P: 813-745-3131
F: 813-449-8798