The University of Florida Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine offers a comprehensive one-year fellowship in surgical pathology that provides advanced and intensive training in diagnostic surgical pathology.
Date of Next Available Position: July 1, 2026
Benefits: Commensurate with level of training. Visit the UF Administrative Affairs Housestaff Benefits webpage for more information.
The non-ACGME-accredited Surgical (Selective) Pathology Fellowship provides fellows with the opportunity for advanced training and in-depth experience in different facets of surgical pathology. It also prepares them for a career in either academics or private practice. A large volume of surgical and consultation material provides an opportunity for the development of proficiency in the diagnosis of neoplastic and benign diseases, as well as transplant pathology. In addition to all subspecialties of surgical pathology, elective rotations in hematopathology/flow cytometry, dermatopathology, renal pathology/electron microscopy and cytopathology are available.
Fellows will have the opportunity for graduated sign-out responsibilities, including intraoperative consultations. Participation in intra- and interdepartmental conferences is expected, and there are ample opportunities for teaching medical students and residents. Fellows are encouraged to participate in ongoing investigative activities, which are supported by the Department’s large tumor repository and well-equipped clinical and research laboratories. Because of the specialized nature of the material encountered, a good background in general anatomic pathology would be very helpful.
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 all 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
- Personal statement of interest;
- Curriculum vitae; and
- Three letters of recommendation (addressed to the fellowship director).
Electronic submission of fellowship application materials is preferred.
Send completed packets to:
Sara Moscovita Falzarano, M.D., Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor
Director, Surgical Pathology Fellowship
Unit Director, Genitourinary Pathology
University of Florida College of Medicine
Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine
P.O. Box 100275
Gainesville, FL 32610
For more information, contact:
- Phone: 352.627.9240
- Fax: 352.627.9242