Illinois, University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois at Chicago
Surgical Pathology Fellowship
Unexpected opening for UIC 2017-2018
(1) One opening Stroger Hospital 2018-2019
Fellowships in surgical pathology are offered by the University of Illinois College of Medicine. This is a re-organization of the fellowship program for UIC.
The fellowship in surgical pathology at University of Illinois Medical Center is for one or two years. This fellowship is designed for post graduates with excellent skills in surgical pathology who wish to develop expertise both in general surgical pathology as well as a subspecialty area such as breast, renal, liver, ophthalmologic, dermatologic and gastrointestinal disease and who also have an interest in medical education. Fellows will work with faculty to implement a new program in resident education, work with teaching pathologist assistants in optimizing work flow, frozen section, biopsy adequacy assessment, tumor banking and teaching residents gross diagnosis and dissection. The fellows will also be responsible for reviewing and independently diagnosing all cases received by the department of Pathology's outreach program. Fellows may also elect to review and signout with subspecialty pathologists, liver, dermatology, renal, and/or gastrointestinal cases. Two courses, one in medical education and one in clinical/ translational research are given over the course of one year. UICOM is one of two medical schools in the US with a department of medical education and the department of pathology shares faculty and courses with this department. A stellar candidate may wish to combine renal pathology training or course work in medical education with a two year fellowship to prepare the candidate for subspecialty renal pathology or directorship of a pathology residency program and / or overseeing medical student education.
The University of Illinois Medical Center is a 491-bed, tertiary care, university hospital, which receives 18,000 surgical pathology cases yearly. The center has one of the largest kidney and liver transplant services in the US, as well as a large gastrointestinal and liver service. The surgical pathology service includes both eye and skin pathology for the medical center. Resources for diagnostic and research activities include immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, laser capture microdissection, tissue mircroarrays and molecular pathology. Each fellow receives two (2) months of elective time.
The fellowship in general surgical pathology at Stroger Hospital is for one year. This fellowship is designed to consolidate skills in grossing and microscopy in general surgical pathology at Stroger Hospital. Stroger hospital is a public hospital of 500 beds with a busy surgical pathology service (25,000 cases) that receives a wide variety of specimens, particularly late stage cancer specimens and rare and unusual manifestations of disease. Fellows are responsible for participating in gross examination of specimens, sign-out, frozen section interpretation, presenting cases at hospital-wide clinicopathologic conferences. Stroger Hospital is a new facility and the surgical pathology suite is state of the art. Fellows are also responsible for training pathologists' assistant students from Roswell Franklin University. Resources for diagnostic and research activities include immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, laser capture microdissection, tissue mircroarrays and molecular pathology. Each fellow receives two (2) months of elective time.
Applicants should have completed four years of training in a combined AP/CP residency or three years in AP, USMLE Step 3 and must be eligible for a permanent Illinois license (and must have a permanent Illinois license before beginning fellowship training).
Commensurate with level of training. The Web site of the Graduate Medical Education Office (http://chicago.medicine.uic.edu/education/graduate_medical_education__g_m_e_) contains specific information regarding stipends and benefits.
Address letter of interest indicating which fellowship program with curriculum vitae to:
Elizabeth Wiley, MD
c/o Beverly Tousana, Anatomical Pathology Education Coordinator
Department of Pathology
University of Illinois at Chicago (MC 847)
840 S. Wood Street, Suite 130 CSN
Chicago, IL 60612
Telephone: (312) 996-3879
Email: [email protected]