Molecular Genetic Fellowship

Molecular Genetic Fellowship

The goal of our fellowship program is to train fellows who will be capable of independently leading a molecular genetic pathology laboratory. To accomplish this goal, we provide exposure to a broad array of tests and test methods across the spectrum of molecular genetic pathology, require that the fellow participate in assay development and laboratory management, see genetics patients in conjunction with clinical genetics rotations, and teach what they have learned to staff and students.

These responsibilities will be bestowed upon the trainee at a rate that is appropriate to the starting level of expertise and their speed of learning through the rotations. In practical terms this will mean that questions and problems of increasing difficulty will be gradually assigned dependent on the competency shown.

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.

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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 to Vicky Farrington-Howrey the following:

  • 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.

Applications will be accepted until fellowship position(s) are filled.

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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    Sep 12, 2022

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