Clinical Fellowships in Pathology
For further information regarding postresidency fellowships, please e-mail Residency Program Coordinator Betsy_McDonald@urmc.rochester.edu
Stanley F. Patten Fellowship in Cytopathology
This one-year, ACGME-accredited program offers advanced training in diagnostic cytopathology, including application of ancillary techniques such as immunocytochemistry, flow cytometry, molecular diagnostics and electron microscopy to cytologic specimens. Considerable emphasis is placed on correlations between cytopathologic and surgical pathologic diagnoses. The cytopathology laboratory examines approximately 71,000 gynecologic specimens and 6,700 non-gynecologic specimens per year, including approximately 3,700 fine needle aspiration biopsies. Pathologists perform superficial FNAs. The fellow also participates in interdepartmental conferences and in teaching residents and medical students. Applicants should be Board eligible or certified in anatomic pathology or AP/CP.
Fellowship in Genitourinary Pathology
The Department offers a one-year genitourinary pathology fellowship which is divided into three primary activities: 1) clinically oriented work which includes supervised signout of genitourinary case material and presentation at clinical conferences; 2) clinical/pathologic research and/or more basic bench research; 3) teaching of residents and medical students. The University of Rochester Medical Center is a regional referral center with a strong Urology department. The Department of Pathology accessions about 50,000 surgical cases a year with a significant number of complex and unusual genitourinary specimens.
The Urology and Pathology departments have a wide range of clinical and basic research activities with particular strengths in prostate and bladder cancer research. Many of the projects are collaborative between the two departments including the investigation of neuroendocrine differentiation in androgen independent prostate cancer, which is the research focus of the co-directors of the fellowship. Applicants must be qualified board eligible (AP or AP/CP) individuals.
Fellowship in Hematopathology
This one-year, ACGME-accredited program offers training in all aspects of diagnostic hematopathology. First and foremost, the program will train hematopathologists who are competent for independent practice. But in addition, the program will strive to give trainees the intellectual tools and habits that they need to stay abreast of this quickly evolving field throughout their lifetimes, and to be the individuals who shape the field through their own scholarship.