Clinical Fellowships

The UNC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine offers a wide variety of subspecialty training programs (fellowships) for those desiring more specialized training in anatomic pathology or laboratory medicine. These subspecialty fellowships are open to UNC pathology residents who have completed their general residency training program and desire a post-residency fellowship experience. Individuals having completed residency training at other institutions are also encouraged to apply for these fellowships. The Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Cytogenetics, Clinical Microbiology, and Clinical Molecular Genetics fellowships are also open to individuals with a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in an area related to the fellowship. The 11 clinical fellowships currently offered are listed below.

  • Clinical Chemistryan accredited, two-year postdoctoral training program that leads to eligibility for certification by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry and prepares the trainee for a career in laboratory medicine in clinical, educational, or research roles.
  • Clinical Cytogeneticsan accredited, two-year postdoctoral training program that leads to eligibility for certification by the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG). Upon successful completion of the fellowship and ABMG certification, the trainee will be qualified to direct a clinical cytogenetics laboratory.
  • Clinical Immunologyan accredited postdoctoral training program that prepares individuals to direct a clinical immunology laboratory.
  • Clinical Microbiologyan accredited, two-year postdoctoral training program that prepares individuals to direct clinical and public health microbiology laboratories.
  • Clinical Molecular Geneticsan accredited, two-year postdoctoral training program in Clinical Molecular Genetics that leads to eligibility for certification by the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG).
  • Cytopathologyan accredited, one-year, post-residency fellowship that leads to eligibility for subspecialty certification by the American Board of Pathology and includes experience with fine needle aspirations.
  • Forensic Pathologyan accredited, one-year, post-residency fellowship that leads to eligibility for subspecialty certification by the American Board of Pathology. The training program is located in the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner .
  • Hematopathologyan accredited, one-year, post-residency fellowship that leads to eligibility for subspecialty certification by the American Board of Pathology. The training program provides experience in the management and medical supervision of a high-volume hematology laboratory, the evaluation of peripheral blood smears, bone marrow and lymph node biopsies, and the various procedures conventionally grouped together as special hematology.
  • Molecular Genetic Pathologyan accredited, one-year, post-residency fellowship that leads to eligibility for subspecialty certification by the American Board of Pathology. The training program provides experience with molecular procedures including in situ hybridization/FISH, DNA sequencing, protein truncation test, DNA/cDNA amplification, Southern blot, tissue microdissection, and array technologies such as gene expression profiling and comparative genomic hybridization.
  • Nephropathologya one-year or two-year, post-residency fellowship that provides extensive experience in the diagnostic evaluation of renal biopsies/nephrectomies (both native and transplant).
  • Surgical PathologyThis one-year, combination fellowship and instructorship is for board-eligible or board-certified anatomic pathologists desiring experience in diagnostic surgical pathology and the opportunity to sign out cases independently.
  • Transfusion MedicineAn accredited, one-year, post-residency fellowship that leads to eligibility for subspecialty certification by the American Board of Pathology. The fellowship provides training in advanced immunohematology, therapeutic and donor apheresis, blood component donation, testing, preparation and storage, clinical coagulation, histocompatibility, hematopoietic progenitor cell collections and processing, and clinical support for an academic tertiary care hospital.