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.
Benefits: Commensurate with level of training. Visit the UF Administrative Affairs Housestaff Benefits Webpage for more information.
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.
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):
- We require that all IMG applicants have valid ECFMG certificates.
- 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.
Completed application packets must include a:
- National Standard Application (or National Standard Application);
- Personal statement of interest;
- Curriculum vitae; and
- Three letters of recommendation (addressed to the fellowship director).
Send completed packets to:
Marino E. Leon, M.D., FCAP, FASCP
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:
- Phone: 352.627.9240
- Fax: 352.627.9242