Alabama, University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham
Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship
Openings for 2019 and 2020
Number of appointments per year - 1 to 2
Description of Program:
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Departments of Pathology and Genetics jointly offer a one-year ACGME accredited fellowship in molecular genetic pathology. The fellowship is designed to train academically oriented pathologists and medical geneticists for a career in molecular genetic pathology, including hematology/oncology, infectious diseases, identity testing, molecular diagnostics of Mendelian disorders, cytogenetics, and medical genetics. After completion of this program, the fellow will be eligible to take the Molecular Genetic Pathology board examination cosponsored by ABP and ABMG.
Training includes didactic courses, selected laboratory rotations and an in-depth research experience. The fellow will gain experience in a broad range of molecular techniques including nucleic acid extraction and amplification (PCR, RT-PCR, real-time PCR, NASBA, and SDA), Southern blotting, sequencing, capillary electrophoresis, traditional cytogenetics, FISH, microarray and next generation sequencing technology. Trainees are expected to function as junior attendings and will be actively involved in test development, performance, preparation of report of sign-out, participation in clinic/inpatient visits and clinical consultation. Fellows are also exposed to administrative aspects of directing a modern molecular diagnostics laboratory. Opportunities for research experience are available in the first and subsequent years.
This program is directed by Shuko Harada, MD., Assistant Professor of Pathology and Section Head of Molecular Pathology.
Requirements: Applicants must be AP, CP or AP/CP or medical genetics Board eligible, or Board certified.
Stipends: Stipends are commensurate with the year of post-graduate training in pathology or genetics. Also, provided is a professional development fund.
Submit application 12 to 18 months prior to initiation of training along with curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation, including one from current program director to: [email protected].
Address letters of recommendation to:
Gene P. Siegal, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Pathology
Robert W. Mowry Endowed Professor of Pathology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
619 19th Street South, HSB 149K
Birmingham, AL 35249-6823
Additional information can be obtained from:
Telephone: (205) 975-8880
Fax: (205) 975-PATH
Email: [email protected]