Cytopathology Fellowship

Our cytology laboratory processes more than 50,000 specimens annually.

The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine - Scott & White Cytopathology Fellowship is a one-year, ACGME-accredited program that offers advanced training in diagnostic clinical cytopathology.

Experience is provided through daily sign-out of gynecologic and non-gynecologic specimens, as well as training in performance and interpretation of fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsies. Exposure to performance of ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration in our FNA clinics is also available.

We accept one fellow per year.


The fellow participates in all aspects of the service and is given progressive responsibilities. Participation in conferences and teaching of pathology residents and cytotechnologists is required. Involvement in clinical research is also encouraged. Diagnostic and research facilities are available in molecular biology, immunocytochemistry and flow cytometry.

Devoted time to specimen preparation, laboratory management and quality issues is provided. Continued exposure to surgical pathology with annual accession of 100,000 cases is through tumor board participation and elective rotation.

The cytology laboratory processes 44,000 GYN Pap tests, 4,800 non-GYN specimens and 4,900 fine-needle aspirations.

  • Train at one of U.S. News & World Report's top hospitals in Texas

    Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple is a 640-bed teaching and research hospital with a Level I trauma center.

How to Apply

We use the standardized application for pathology fellowships from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Residents Forum.

Deadline for applications is December 1.

Application Requirements

Candidates must have completed AP or AP/CP pathology residency in the United States and be certified or eligible in AP or AP/CP.

Applicants must have passed all USMLE Steps before entering the Cytopathology Fellowship Program.

Foreign medical graduates are required to have an ECFMG certificate. Baylor Scott & White Health sponsors only the J1 Visa for those individuals who require a visa in order to be work-authorized.

Eligible applicants should also provide:

  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae/resume
  • Recent photograph
  • At least three letters of recommendation

Please send the application and all documents by email with your last name in the name of all document files.

Learn more about Baylor Scott & White's housestaff appointment eligibility, including guidelines for international medical graduates.

Contact Us

Melba Tischler

Phone: 254.215.0907

Cytopathology Fellowship
Baylor Scott & White Health
2401 S. 31st. St.
Temple, TX 76508

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Compensation and Benefits

In addition to competitive stipends, we offer our fellows a full menu of employee benefits. We help offset the cost of many of these benefits; others are options you can choose to pay for yourself.

Life in Temple

Temple uniquely offers a combination of access to big-city conveniences while maintaining a small-town atmosphere. Temple has also been ranked among the Top 20 Fastest Growing Cities in Texas and one of America's most affordable places of 2015.

Why Baylor Scott & White

As the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Health includes 48 hospitals, more than 900 patient care sites, more than 6,000 active physicians and more than 40,000 employees.

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