New York, University of Rochester
University of Rochester Medical Center /
Breast and Breast/GYN Pathology Fellowship
Openings for 2018-2019 and 2019-2020
Description: The Breast and Breast/GYN Pathology Fellowship at the University of Rochester Medical Center are one-year programs that provide thorough exposure to diagnostic surgical pathology and multidisciplinary management of Breast and GYN disease. The main objective of the program is for the fellow to develop proficient diagnostic skills, an in-depth understanding of the implications of pathologic diagnoses in the management of cancer patients and a unique translational research experience. The fellow takes an active role in all diagnostic services either in Breast or in Breast and GYN, including intraoperative gross examinations, frozen sections and sign out of in-house and outside consultations. Based on evaluation of the candidate’s proficiency and performance, an opportunity for independent sign out is possible. To develop an insight into the multidisciplinary team approach to patient care, the fellow also participates at weekly multidisciplinary conferences and rotates in other disciplines including imaging, surgery, medical oncology and radiation oncology at our Wilmot Cancer Institute. Elective rotations in other pathology subspecialties are also available for those interested. Clinical and/or translational research projects are tailored to meet the individual's interests and the fellow is encouraged to present his/her work at a national meeting.
Requirements: Applicants must be board certified or eligible in Anatomic Pathology or Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and be eligible for a license to practice medicine in New York State.
Number of appointments: One position is available each academic year (fellow’s choice of either Breast, or Breast and GYN).
Setting: The URMC is an integrated academic health center that includes a wide network of hospitals and centers across Western New York. The fellow’s primary responsibilities are at Strong Memorial Hospital, an 830-bed tertiary care facility including a Children’s Hospital, and Highland Hospital, an affiliate of URMC known for its comprehensive Women’s Services and as Rochester’s leading Community Hospital. Rochester is a midsize city in Western New York with miles of lakeshore, endless summer festivals and winter sports. Located in the Finger Lakes Region, Rochester offers its residents a variety of outdoor activities. As the home for the internationally known Eastman School of Music, Rochester, it is also an ideal place for music lovers.
Stipends: Commensurate with the level of training.
Application: Applications should be submitted before December 31 of the previous year and must include the curriculum vitae, personal statement, three letters of recommendation, USMLE score report and ECFMG certificate (international).
Faculty: The breast pathology and GYN subspecialties are comprised of 5 breast pathologists under the leadership of Dr. David Hicks, an internationally recognized breast pathologist, and 8 GYN pathologists. Our subspecialties are committed to providing outstanding diagnostic services for excellent patient care and preparing the next generation of pathologists to be experts in the challenging fields of Breast and GYN pathology.
Breast: David G. Hicks MD (Director, Surgical Pathology; Director, Breast Subspeciality Service); Ioana Moisini MD, PHD; Linda M. Schiffhauer MD (co-Director, Fellowship Program); Bradley M. Turner MD, MPH, MHA (co-Director, Fellowship Program); Xi Wang MD
GYN: Luis De Las Casas MD; Julietta Fiscella MD; Sharlin Varghese MD (Director, GYN Subspeciality Service); Philip Katzman MD, Ioana Moisini MD, PhD; Tamera Paczos MD; Bradley M. Turner MD, MPH, MHA (co-Director, Fellowship Program); Xi Wang MD
Now accepting applications for positions for 2018-2019 and 2019-2020.
Interested candidates may contact Lisa Testa at email@example.com