Rotations are evenly divided between the breast and gynecological pathology services with annual volumes of 8,500 and 21,000 cases, respectively. Participation in the consult services and the interpretation of immunohistochemistry and molecular testing are emphasized. The specialty training in two disciplines is designed to prepare the fellow for a career in a community-based or academic practice setting.
The fellow will spend 6 months on the breast service and 6 months on the gynecologic pathology service, participating in daily signout of in-house cases and consultation material. There will be opportunities to participate in resident education, provide oversight for the grossing of complex cases, and interpret frozen sections. In addition to histopathology, the role of ancillary testing including immunohistochemistry and molecular testing will be emphasized. The fellow will prepare and present cases in weekly tumor boards and is expected to develop clinical translational research projects for presentations at meetings and publication.
- One fellowship position with a one-year duration (i.e., starting July 1 through the following June 30.
- Diagnostic training, including histologic review and reporting of breast and gynecologic biopsies and resection material.
- Initial review of referral and consultation cases.
- Gross room supervision of residents and pathology assistants.
- Multidisciplinary tumor board presentations with attending supervision.
- A well-defined clinical/translational research project is highly recommended.
- Completion of an ACGME-accredited combined Anatomic/Clinical Pathology or Anatomic Pathology residency training program.
Applications and letters of recommendation must be received by August 31 of the current academic year for appointments beginning two years later on July 1 (i.e., August 31, 2017 for the academic year beginning July 1, 2019). On a case by case basis, applications may be considered for appointments beginning the flowing academic year (i.e., August 31, 2017 for the academic year beginning July 1, 2018). Electronic copies of documentation are preferred.
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