The emphasis of the program is on progressive independence in case management. This includes gross examination, intraoperative consultation, microscopic diagnosis, as well as ancillary and molecular testing, resulting in a complete diagnostic report on complex cases.
Our program is structured similarly to that of a staff pathologist. Fellows are scheduled within the attending rotation schedule each month. The goal of this fellowship is to provide the fellow with the closest experience to being a staff pathologist as possible.
- Frozen sections
- General surgical pathology sign-out, which includes:
- Neuropathology frozen section
- Outpatient biopsies
Fellows are expected to:
- Participate in the education of rotating residents and medical students as well as evaluate their performance
- Attend and present cases to the faculty and staff at a daily consensus conference
- Attend and present at didactic sessions and journal club meetings
- Participate in the QA Committee and complete a QA Project
- Attend and present cases at subspecialty tumor boards and MDTs
We strongly encourage fellows to participate in a research project with abstract and presentation at a national meeting.
Fellows are on call for one week every six to eight weeks. Call primarily includes transplant donor biopsies.