Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Openings July 2017, July 2018 and July 2019 (up to two positions)
The Department of Pathology is offering a one year ACGME-accredited Cytopathology Fellowship designed to provide comprehensive training in diagnostic cytopathology, particularly the immediate evaluation, triage and final diagnosis of Fine Needle Aspirations (FNAs). The cytology laboratory evaluates approximately 25,000 gynecologic and 6,000 non-gynecologic specimens, of which 2,500 are FNAs, per year. Fellows will become proficient in laboratory management, quality systems, LEAN analysis, diagnostics; including the performance and interpretation of FNAs and new technologies; including the ThinPrep Pap Test, HPV-DNA testing, and medical informatics. The cytopathology section utilizes video streaming from remote locations for immediate evaluation of FNAs. This cutting edge experience provides fellows with comprehensive training in the new technologies benefiting cytopathology today. Fellows also receive training in ultrasound-guided FNAs of the thyroid, providing them with a procedural skill useful in any future practice. The department has a strong academic mission, and provides opportunities for cytology-based research, including molecular diagnostics. Fellows will participate in the education of residents and medical students on cytology rotations.
Educational opportunities exist for rotation at the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (including evaluating its large volume of gynecologic specimens, spending time in the cytogenetics laboratory, and teaching in the School of Cytotechnology). Fellows are expected to complete a research project for publication. Upon completion, the fellow will be prepared to direct a university or community-based practice cytopathology laboratory.
Applicants must be AP or AP/CP Board eligible or Board certified.
Stipends are commensurate with the year of post-graduate training (e.g. $63,947 for PGY5; $66,114 for PGY6, based on 2014-15 stipends).
Please send cover letter with application (download here), personal statement, CV and three letters of recommendation (including one from your Cytopathology laboratory director) to:
Suzanne Selvaggi, MD
Director of Cytopathology Fellowship
c/o [email protected]
University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics
1685 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53705
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