Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University
Description: This ACGME-accredited program provides comprehensive training in pediatric and adult Hematopathology. It is aimed at those who have fulfilled a standard pathology residency and wish to specialize in hematopathology in either a community hospital or academic setting. Under direct supervision of the faculty, the fellows become proficient in the morphologic evaluation of bone marrow biopsies and aspirate smears, lymphoid tissues, blood smears, and body fluids as well as in the interpretation of automated hematology data and special diagnostic studies, including flow cytometric data, molecular diagnostic assays, and classical/molecular cytogenetics, especially FISH analysis. The fellows also evaluate surgical and cytopathology specimens with potential hematopoietic malignancy, and gain experience in the laboratory interpretation of anemias, diseases of hemostasis and thrombosis, and other benign diseases of the hematopoietic system. The fellows gain experience in laboratory management through ongoing participation in quality assurance and quality control studies, instrument and procedure modifications, and projects to improve personnel utilization and patient safety. The daily supervision of residents and medical students in the hematology laboratory is the responsibility of the fellows, and there are a variety of opportunities to participate in other teaching, as well as basic or clinical research studies.
Requirements: Preference will be given to applicants who have completed AP/CP training, or are board eligible in anatomic and/or clinical pathology. All candidates must have passed USMLE Step 3.
Stipends: Commensurate with year of postgraduate training.
• 1 for the 2017-18 Academic Year
• 2 for the 2018-19 Academic Year
Staff: Roger S. Riley MD, PhD - Program Director; Guan H. Lai MD, PhD; Justin Dalton, MD
Applications: Interested individuals should submit a CV and the Standardized Application for Pathology Fellowship form found on the CAP website (www.cap.org), the VCU Pathology website (www.pathology.vcu.edu). Applicants should also request 3 letters of recommendation, one of which should come from their current program director. All documentation should be sent to the training program coordinator:
Dr. Pamela Adams-Lewis, Senior Residency Program Coordinator
Virginia Commonwealth University Health
Department of Pathology
PO Box 980662
Richmond, VA 23298-0662
Telephone: (804) 827-0561
Fax: (804) 827-1078
E-mail: [email protected]