Cytopathology Fellowship

Cytopathology Fellowship

The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Department of Pathology offers a one-year fellowship program in cytopathology. The core responsibilities include performing superficial fine needle aspirations and on-site assessment of guided deep aspirates on both pediatric and adult patients, gaining advanced experience in diagnosis, teaching, and research in clinical cytopathology. Diagnostic material consists of a wide variety of gynecologic and non-gynecologic specimens.

Fellows are given increasing responsibility in cytopathology sign-out as they acquire experience and participate in teaching pathology residents, medical students, and cytotechnology students. They also gain experience with palpation-guided and ultrasound (US)-guided fine needle aspirations (FNA) in the department's FNA clinic. Research opportunities in immunocytochemistry, morphometry, and applied molecular pathology are available.

Goals of the program are to provide advanced training in cytopathology and FNA using state-of-the-art supportive diagnostic techniques, to prepare for a career in academic or community cytopathology, and to prepare for the American Board of Pathology Added Qualification in Cytopathology exam. A variety of local and national educational conferences are available. There is an academic fund for each fellow to attend local or national meetings to present research endeavors.

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  • These positions are open to applicants who have completed training in a US or Canadian ACGME accredited AP/CP or AP only residency program.
  • Applicant must be Board eligible or Board certified.
  • International medical school graduates will only be considered if they have completed residency training in a US or Canadian ACGME accredited residency program. A California medical license is required on day one of appointment.

How To Apply:

Document requirements

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Letters of recommendation
3 required; 2 optional (5 total)

Contact Information:

Program Coordinator
Jayne Lu
Phone: 310-267-1900

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  • Published

    Nov 01, 2023

  • Main Location

    Los Angeles, California

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