Cytopathology Fellowship

Cytopathology Fellowship

The fellowship training program in Cytopathology provides the primary training experience at the Los Angeles County Hospital, a state of the art facility with a 600 bed inpatienct capacity and outpatient clinics in all specialty and numerous sub-specialty areas. The facility generates over 21,500 cytology accessions, including 2,300 fine needle aspirations, 2,900 nongynecologic exfoliative and 16,000 gynecologic Pap tests per year.

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine fully operates a fine needle aspiration clinic, where 5 to 10 patients are seen each business day. Fellows are given graded responsibilities over microscopic review and sign out of all cytologic specimens and performance of fine needle aspiration procedures on superficial sites. Training in basic ultrasonography to assist in localization of palpable masses is provided to complement basic aspirations.

Fellows are responsible for preparing and conducting clinicopathologic correlation conferences, cyto-histologic correlation conferences and tumor boards. Thin-layer preparation cytology methods are utilized on most gynecologic Pap tests and some non-gynecologic exfoliative samples. The Medical Center has a high risk population and the cervical cancer rate is more than triple that of the state or of the nation. Fellows are expected to perform research that will lead to publications or presentations at national meetings.

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  • The candidate must have completed 3 years of Anatomic Pathology training or 4 years of Anatomic and Clinical Pathology training by the beginning of the fellowship training.
  • The candidate must be a resident in good standing at their primary training program.
  • The candidate must have a California Medical License by July 1st of their training year.
  • A letter from the resident’s Program Director must document what rotations the resident has taken, and a comment of completion of these rotations with competence. Two additional letters from the resident’s Cytopathology faculty is recommended.

How To Apply:

For more information, please contact:
Wafaa A. Elatre, MD, M.P.H.
Cytopathology Program Director
1100 N. State Street, Suite A7E,
Los Angeles, CA 90033.
Phone: (323) 409-7155
Fax: (323) 441-8193
Email: [email protected]

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  • Published

    Jan 16, 2023

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    Columbia, South Carolina

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