Surgical Pathology Fellowship


Program Description:
The UNC School of Medicine Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine offers a one-year Fellowship/Instructorship in Surgical Pathology. This training year is intended for board-eligible or board-certified anatomic pathologists who want progressive responsibility in the practice of academic Surgical Pathology. UNC Surgical Pathology volumes are currently 29,000 cases per year, and represent a broad spectrum of pathology (not including dermatopathology and hematopathology). Service responsibilities include case diagnosis, case reporting, outside case review, and case presentation at multidisciplinary conferences. In the Fall, the Fellow’s service work is supervised, and his/her diagnoses are finalized by faculty. In the late Fall, Fellows are credentialed by the Hospital to allow independent sign-out of cases, and are appointed as faculty Instructors. In the Spring, the Instructors diagnose and sign out cases independently. In addition to these service responsibilities, opportunities are available for didactic and slide-based teaching of medical students and residents. Two months of electives allow time for rotations through other specialties (dermatopathology, hematopathology, molecular pathology), projects, writing, meeting presentations, and job interviews.

Program Requirements: Applicants must possess an MD degree, be board-eligible/board-certified in Anatomic Pathology, and be eligible for medical licensure in North Carolina.

Stipends: Fellowship stipends are based on the trainee’s postgraduate year, currently $55,000 for a PGY5, with an increase during the Instructorship appointment.

Program Director: William K. Funkhouser, MD, PhD, Director of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology

Faculty Members:

 Debra Budwit, MD — Gynecologic pathology

 Leslie G. Dodd, MD — Cytopathology and surgical pathology; neoplasms of bone and soft tissue

 William K. Funkhouser, MD, PhD — Surgical pathology and molecular pathology

 Kevin Greene, MD — Surgical pathology, cytopathology, and gastrointestinal pathology

 Pamela A. Groben, MD — Surgical pathology and gastrointestinal pathology

 Johann D. Hertel, MD — Cytopathology and surgical pathology

 Brian Klazynski, MD — Surgical pathology

 Thomas J. Lawton, MD — Surgical pathology and breast pathology

 Ruth A. Lininger, MD, MPH — Surgical pathology, gynecologic and breast pathology

 Susan J. Maygarden, MD — Uropathology and lung pathology

 Siobhan M. O'Connor, MD — Surgical pathology of the breast and cytopathology

 Lori R. Scanga, MD, PhD — Cytopathology, gynecologic pathology, and molecular pathology

 Scott V. Smith, MD — Surgical pathology and pediatric pathology

 Dimitri M. Trembath, MD, PhD — Neuropathology, gastrointestinal pathology, and molecular pathology

 John T. Woosley, MD, PhD — Surgical pathology, dermatopathology, and gastrointestinal pathology

 

Applications for 2016–17: The Standardized Application for Pathology Fellowships from the  College of American Pathologists, 3 current letters of recommendation (one of which should be from your Program Director), USMLE and ECFMG certification. Applications must be received by October 15, 2014 (20 months before start date) and mailed to Betsy McDonald, Fellowship Coordinator, at the address below. Interviews will be conducted and offers made by December 1, 2014.


For additional information, please contact…

Betsy McDonald
Fellowship Coordinator
BBB CB #7525
Chapel Hill, NC 27599–7524

Telephone: 984-974-9132