Hematopathology Fellowship

Hematopathology Fellowship

The Hematopathology Fellowship at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a fully funded, one-year, ACGME-accredited program that admits one fellow per year.

The Hematopathology Fellowship will provide broad exposure to all aspects of the laboratory evaluation of benign and malignant hematolymphoid disorders including automated laboratory testing, coagulation, morphology, immunophenotyping, molecular and cytogenetic methods. The successful fellow will achieve a solid base of competencies to pursue an academic or private practice career.

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a 491-bed tertiary-care facility associated with Penn State Cancer Institute, Penn State Children’s Hospital and Penn State College of Medicine. This provides abundant clinical and research material related to benign and malignant, adult and pediatric hematolymphoid diseases including an active bone marrow transplantation program. The hematopathology service also provides consultative services to extramural pathologists and oncologists.

Every year, the hematology laboratories handle more than 1,200 comprehensive bone marrow evaluations; 2,300 flow cytometry interpretations; 600 lymph node, spleen and extranodal tissue samples; 700 peripheral blood smear reviews; 600 hemoglobin evaluations; and 600 coagulation evaluations.

The Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory provides more than 1,000 tests with interpretations to supplement the hematopathology service. The fellow will have dedicated exposure to cytogenetic and FISH techniques related to hematopathology at Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute in Chantilly, Virginia.

The fellow will participate in research and teaching activities with mentoring from the faculty. Clinically-oriented research opportunities are available with the faculty in the Division of Clinical Pathology and the Division of Anatomic Pathology, and more basic science experiences are available in collaboration with faculty in the Division of Experimental Pathology.

Prerequisites:

  • MD, DO or foreign equivalent with ECFMG certification
  • Board-certified or eligible in anatomic and/or clinical pathology from the ABP, or a primary certificate plus a subspecialty certificate in hematology from another member medical specialty board of the ABMS
  • Eligible for Pennsylvania medical license
  • U.S. citizen, green card holder or J-1 visa holder

How To Apply:

To apply for a position, forward a complete application to Program Director Michael Bayerl, MD, at [email protected], and copy to the Program Coordinator Beth Shultz at [email protected].

A complete application will include:

  • CAP Standardized Pathology Fellowship Application
  • Cover letter with personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of USMLE test scores (or equivalent)
  • Letter of recommendation and verification of training from current/most recent program director
  • Two to three additional letters of recommendation

Letters of recommendation may be sent under separate cover directly from the referrers, but should still be sent electronically.

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