Dermatopathology Fellowship

Dermatopathology Fellowship

The University of Chicago was one of the first institutions to create a dermatopathology fellowship program in the nation, in the 1970s. We continue to offer a comprehensive training experience, administered within a dynamic, academically oriented clinical Section of Dermatology, and enjoying cordial and productive relations with colleagues in the Department of Pathology.

Our tertiary medical center serves a large and diverse urban population, and the daily diagnostic material spans common entities affecting all ages, genders, and ethnicities; diagnoses disproportionately affecting patients of color, including connective tissue diseases and scarring alopecia; and challenging presentations of complex medical dermatoses, including unique reactions to novel chemotherapies for cancer.

Our dermatopathology faculty members all hold current board certification in dermatology and dermatopathology, ensuring close attention to clinical-pathologic correlation during daily teaching at the microscope. In addition, several of the faculty also hold advanced degrees or training in business administration, anatomic pathology, or immunodermatology, offering a very broad perspective. The fellowship training director (Dr. Christopher R. Shea) is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, the official publication of the American Society of Dermatopathology.

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The Fellowship Program is ACGME-accredited for two (2) full-time PGY5 positions. Our primary position is funded by the University of Chicago Medicine.

The second position requires independent funding from an approved institution.

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How To Apply:

Program Application
we do not accept the ASDP or CAP Standardized Application Form

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Letters of recommendation emailed directly to the program (4 maximum)
  • USMLE or COMPLEX score reports (all Steps) – non-official copies are accepted
  • ECFMG Certificate (IMG applicants only) – J-1 Visa holders; we do not accept the HIB visa
  • Photograph (.jpg or .jpeg format)

We request .pdf documents that are not password protected. All applications will be reviewed by our Program Director, Dr. Christopher Shea, and our dermatopathology faculty members.

Invitations for interview are tentatively extended to September 14. Submit your electronic documents to the Dermatology Education Coordinator.

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    Jun 12, 2023

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    Chicago, Illinois

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