Molecular Genetic Fellowship

Molecular Genetic Fellowship

The fellowship program builds on the internationally recognized leadership of the University of Iowa in the field of human genetics and a state of the art Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory to provide a unique training experience in all areas of molecular pathology. The Molecular Pathology Laboratory serves as the primary site for molecular testing of genetic, infectious and neoplastic diseases from University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics as well as for regional, national and international clients.

We have over 30 diagnostic tests utilizing various methods including qualitative/quantitative PCR and real-time PCR, DNA sequencing, traditional and capillary electrophoresis and Southern blotting. The MGP fellowship includes six months of hands-on training in the Molecular Pathology Laboratory with special emphasis on molecular genetics, infectious disease and oncology, respectively. Another three to four months are spent predominantly in the Genetics Division of the Department of Pediatrics. This block includes two months of general genetics and a month of cytogenetics training. The Cytogenetics Laboratory will provide exposure to traditional cytogenetics, FISH and Comparative Genomic Hybridization using microarray technology. During these rotations the fellow functions as a junior attending, with levels of responsibility and supervision appropriate for level of training and experience. The fellow is also exposed to administrative aspects of directing a modern molecular diagnostics laboratory.

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Applications will be accepted from residents who are MD or MD/PhD and have residency training in Pathology or Medical Genetics.

How To Apply:

If you are interested in applying to the Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship Program, please send or email the following to Vicky Farrington-Howrey :

  • a cover letter,
  • CAP Standardized Pathology Fellowship Application,
  • current curriculum vitae,
  • personal statement,
  • medical school Dean’s letter,
  • three letters of recommendation that include one from the Director of your Residency Program and two additional faculty,
  • USMLE scores (steps 1, 2, and 3),
  • copy of ECFMG certificate (applies to international medical graduates only),
  • copy of Permanent Visa (if applicable),
  • copy of medical school diploma.

Contact Information:

Vicky Farrington-Howrey
Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship Coordinator
200 Hawkins Drive
C684 General Hospital
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-356-0319
Fax: 319-384-9613
Email: [email protected]

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    Dec 03, 2021

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