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Cytopathology Fellowship

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited University of Florida Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine Cytopathology Fellowship is a comprehensive one-year program in cytopathology that begins annually on July 1.

This fellowship provides the opportunity for advanced training and experience in all areas of cytopathology, including medical and gynecological pathology, fine-needle aspiration cytology and ultrasound-guided thyroid FNA.

Date of Next Available Position: July 1, 2018

Benefits: Commensurate with level of training. Visit the UF Administrative Affairs Housestaff Benefits Webpage for more information.

Our fellowship faculty includes four pathologists who are American Board of Pathology-qualified in cytopathology. We currently review more than 4,000 medical specimens, including nearly 1,300 FNAs and numerous thin-layer and conventional Pap tests, per year. Emphasis is placed on the correlation of surgical and cytopathologic findings. The program can be tailored to the fellow’s individual interests to include an intensive overview of cytopathology and a concentration in one or more other specialty areas.

Fellows are expected to participate in related interdepartmental conferences. Opportunities for and support in research activities are available throughout Program.

Molecular biology, immunohistochemistry, cytometry, in addition to other anatomic pathology facilities, are available for the study of cytopathology-related issues. Lecture series, comprehensive teaching conferences and computerized library and record retrieval are also available for those enrolled in the Fellowship Program.

Applicant Requirements

Successful fellowship candidates must be certification-eligible or certified in anatomic, or anatomic and clinical pathology, by the American Board of Pathology. Applicants are required to have passed the first three steps of the United States Medical Licensing Examination.

For International Medical Graduates

The Department requires that all IMG applicants have valid certificates from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates. The University of Florida supports J1 visas but does not support H1B visas.


Completed application packets must be received by December 1, 2016, and must include a:

Interviews for the fellowship will be completed by March 1, 2017.

Send completed packets to:

Demaretta Rush, M.D.
Interim Cytopathology Fellowship Program Director
University of Florida College of Medicine
Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine
P.O. Box 100275
Gainesville, FL 32610

For more information, contact:

Margo Kramer, Sr. Secretary

  • Phone: 352.627.9240
  • Fax: 352.627.9242