Cytopathology Fellowship

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-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. The program includes medical and gynecological cytopathology, including fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology and hands-on experience with ultrasound-guided FNA of superficial masses of the head and neck.

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.

 
The fellowship faculty includes five pathologists who are American Board of Pathology-certified in cytopathology. We currently review more than 6,500 medical specimens (including approximately 2,400 FNAs) and more than 9,000 thin layer Pap tests per year. Emphasis is placed on surgical and cytopathology findings. The program can be tailored to fellows’ individual interests to include an intensive overview of cytopathology and concentration in one or more specialty areas.

Fellows are expected to participate in related interdepartmental conferences. Opportunity and support are provided for research activity throughout the course of the fellowship program. Molecular biology, immunohistochemistry, cytometry and 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 available for this fellowship program, as well.

Applicant Requirements

Requirements of a successful candidate must include being Board eligible or certified in anatomic, or anatomic and clinical pathology, by the American Board of Pathology. Applicants are required to have passed United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Steps 1, 2 and 3.

For International Medical Graduates (IMG):

  1. We require that all IMG applicants have valid ECFMG certificates.
  2. The University of Florida supports J1 visas but does not support H1B visas.

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.

Applications

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
PO Box 100275
Gainesville, FL 32610-0275


For more information, contact:

Margo Kramer, Sr. Secretary

  • Phone: 352.627.9240
  • Fax: 352.627.9242