The Molecular Genetics Pathology (MGP) fellowship program aims to train the next generation of molecular pathologist, emphasizing integrative and evidence-based molecular genetic pathology practice. Cleveland Clinic offers an outstanding operational, clinical practice-focused experience. The MGP program's curriculum covers:
- Fundamentals of human genetics (to include basic molecular genetics, biochemical genetics, cytogenetics, immunogenetics, pharmacogenomics, and genetic counseling);
- Clinical Cytogenomics;
- Molecular Oncology; and
- Molecular Microbiology.
Additional integral parts of the program include:
- Rotations in diverse medical genetics clinics;
- Rigorous participation in laboratory test development; and
- Molecular laboratory management.
Unique aspects of the program include:
- World class MGP faculty at the Cleveland Clinic;
- Leading test utilization activities in molecular diagnostics; and
- High emphasis on practical applications of molecular pathology informatics.
- One, one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship.
- Active participation in the integrative aspects of the molecular pathology practice.
- Perform basic molecular techniques, test validation and implementation, molecular test utilization and triaging, translational research and scientific publication, clinical informatics and laboratory management.
- Review test results, draft/review preliminary test interpretation, and sign-out with staff on service.
- Generate integrative reports and provide interface among the different sections of the institute and other specialty practices.
- Involvement in clinical diagnostic management using clinical bioinformatics, genetic test consent and interpretation, and genetic counseling of patients with genetic disorders.
- Participate in educational activities within the department, the Institute and Cleveland Clinic.
Applicants must be board-eligible or board-certified by the American Board of Pathology (AP-only, CP-only, or combined AP/CP).
Types and Numbers of Appointments
One ACGME-accredited fellowship position is available per academic year.
Commensurate with level of training; current information is available at the Cleveland Clinic GME website.
- Early applications for the desired year (i.e., more than 18 months ahead) is supported. Applications include: a personal statement including intended date of matriculation, current curriculum vitae, Cleveland Clinic application, and 3 letters of recommendation (one required from residency director and/or department head). Letters of recommendation should be addressed to the program director. Applications may be emailed (preferred) or mailed to the program coordinator. Deadlines for complete application submissions are September 30th (for the academic year starting 18+ months from deadline).
Kristen Smith, BS
Education Coordinator, Center for Pathology Education
Robert J. Tomsich Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute
9500 Euclid Avenue, L-13
Cleveland, OH 44195