The Department of Pathology of the University of Arizona College of Medicine/Banner University Medical Center – Tucson (BUMC-T) offers a 1 year, ACGME-accredited Fellowship in Hematopathology, to start July 1, 2021. The fellowship emphasizes academic diagnostic hematopathology. There is a strong tradition of excellence in Hematopathology at the University of Arizona, supporting adult and pediatric hematology and oncology (including bone marrow transplants), the regional Hemophilia Center and solid organ transplant programs. We are recognized as a regional Hematopathology referral center for the Southwest and as an active participant in the Southwest Oncology Group.
Training includes acquisition of diagnostic skills for benign and neoplastic hematologic disorders in both adults and children. The fellow has exposure to a wide variety of specimens including blood, bone marrow, lymph nodes, and body fluids. The clinical service includes evaluation of any tissues involved by hematologic disorders. The fellow will become proficient in applying various techniques for the diagnosis of hematopoietic disorders including flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, interpretation of cytogenetics (FISH, karyotypes); other techniques used include automated hematology and special coagulation. Molecular testing, including a microarray core facility and next-generation sequencing, is available. Furthermore, the fellow is involved in review of complex coagulation testing and generating patient-specific narrative interpretations. Exposure to laboratory administration and leadership is part of the training. With attainment of knowledge, the fellow is given gradual increase in responsibility to become a competent and independent hematopathologist. Another component of the fellowship involves overseeing and teaching pathology residents and medical students. The fellow is expected to be a key part of the hematopathology team that bridges clinical and laboratory medicine.
An optional research year will consist of developing and executing a research project with emphasis on publication of data and initiation of a project with potential for independent funding.
University of Arizona/Banner University Medical Center Tucson offer a competitive salary and benefits package. The opportunities for recreational and educational activities along with a sunny and thriving desert climate are very attractive features. We are an EEO/AA employer.
The program is currently accepting applications for 2021-2022 and 2022-2023. For interested applicants, submit a University of Arizona application, a current curriculum vitae, a personal statement, and three recommendation letters to the contact information below.
Deborah Fuchs, MD
Director, Hematopathology Fellowship Program
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Department of Pathology
P.O. Box 245108
1501 N. Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85724-5059