Cytopathology Fellowship

Program Description: The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and UNC Hospitals offer a one-year training program in cytopathology. The program is fully accredited by the ACGME and is approved for two fellows per year. The fellowship focuses on service responsibilities within the division of cytopathology, with opportunities for complementary study in surgical pathology, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, and other specialized areas. The Cytopathology Laboratory accessions over 16,000 cytology specimens per year, of which approximately 4,300 are nongynecologic specimens and approximately 1,600 are fine needle aspirations. A portion of the fine needle aspirations are performed by the cytopathology staff. The trainees' responsibilities include supervision of the fine needle aspiration service, participation in cytopathology sign-out, and participation in teaching and conferences in cytopathology with residents and staff. Fellows are also expected to pursue a research project and a quality improvement project during their fellowship year.

Program Requirements: Applicants must possess an M.D. degree, have at least two years of accredited residency training in anatomic pathology, and be eligible for medical licensure in North Carolina. Preference is given to those applicants who have completed an AP or AP/CP residency.

Stipends: Fellowship stipends are commensurate with post-graduate year of training.

Program Director: Leslie G. Dodd, MD, Director of Cytopathology

Faculty Members:

Leslie G. Dodd, MD — Neoplasms of bone and soft tissue

Kevin Greene, MD — Gastrointestinal pathology

Johann D. Hertel, MD — Cytopathology

Susan J. Maygarden, MD — Urologic pathology and lung pathology

Siobhan M. O'Connor, MD — Breast pathology

Lori R. Scanga, MD, PhD — GI, thyroid, head and neck pathology

Sara E. Wobker, MD, MPH — Urologic pathology and cytopathology


Applications for 2018–19:  The Standardized Application for Pathology Fellowships from the College of American Pathologists, 3 current letters of recommendation (one of which must be from your Program Director), and ECFMG certification should be submitted. Applications must be received by August 31, 2016, and mailed to Betsy McDonald, Fellowship Coordinator, at the address below. Interviews will be conducted in September 2016, with offers made by mid-October.

For additional information, please contact…

GME in Pathology
BBB CB #7525
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7525

Telephone: 984-974-9132