The Dermatopathology Fellowship at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a one-year, ACGME-accredited program that admits one fellow per year.
This fully-funded program includes training in all aspects of dermatopathology. Faculty include three academic dermatopathologists, and academic anatomic pathologists and dermatologists. The service accessions more than 15,000 cases per year, including in-house and referred samples. Applicants should be board-certified or board-eligible in either anatomic pathology or dermatology.
During the Dermatopathology Fellowship, fellows will be spending half of their time in dermatopathology sign-out. The fellow will be expected to formulate a diagnosis and a differential diagnosis in all cases before the supervising attending signs out.
With approximately 15,000 accessions per year, the fellow will be exposed to a variety of common and uncommon diseases. The fellow will also be responsible for dictation of more than 400 consult cases received from other pathologists and dermatopathologists. The three staff dermatopathologists have an extensive teaching collection of interesting cases that the fellow will be expected to review.
All fellows will be expected to perform research and publish a research project based upon their interests. The Department of Pathology has internal grants available for funding projects requiring monetary support, along with a full-time research technician.
The Dermatopathology Fellowship is currently accepting applications for its 2021-2022 position.
A complete application will include:
Letters of recommendation may be sent under separate cover directly from the references, but should still be sent electronically.