Cytopathology Fellowship

Cytopathology Fellowship

This fellowship is a one-year, ACGME-accredited program that offers advanced training in diagnostic Cytopathology. This fellowship is emphasized on developing a high level of knowledge and experience on interpretation of fine needle aspiration biopsies, GYN, Non-gyn cytology specimens and application of ancillary studies (immunohistochemistry, cytogenetics, flow cytometry and molecular diagnostics).

Substantial emphasis is placed on the correlation and integration of cytologic specimens with the surgical pathology specimens. The fellow will be trained to perform FNA biopsies by palpation and with ultrasound guidance. The fellow is required to start and complete a quality control research study during the fellowship and is encouraged to participate in resident teaching.

Currently the UCSD Medical Center Cytopathology Laboratory approximately 27059 specimens per year including approximately 9705 non-gynecologic specimens. In addition the laboratory directs a pathology-based FNA Service with cytopathologists-staffed clinics and performs or assists with the vast majority of superficial and deep fine needle aspirations (approximately 1,414).

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Applicants should be Board-eligible or Board-certified in anatomic pathology or AP/CP, as well as having passed USMLE Step III.

How To Apply:

Please complete the CAP Fellowship Application and mail to:

Alexandra Murtha
Residency Program Coordinator
Department of Pathology, M/C 7723
University of California, San Diego
9444 Medical Center Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037-7723

Contact Information:

For additional questions regarding our fellowship programs or application, please contact Alexandra Murtha at [email protected] or (858) 249-1096.

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    Sep 14, 2023

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    La Jolla, California

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