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 volume is currently 29,000 cases per year (not including dermatopathology and hematopathology) and represents a broad spectrum of pathology. Service responsibilities include case diagnosis, case reporting, outside case review, and case presentation at multidisciplinary conferences. No grossing is required. 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, these 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, neuropathology, 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 $55,778 for a PGY5, with an increase during the Instructorship appointment.
Program Director: William K. Funkhouser, MD, PhD, Director of Anatomic and Surgical 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
Eizaburo Sasatomi, MD — Hepatobiliary and transplant pathology
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 2017–18: 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), USMLE and ECFMG certification should be submitted. Applications must be received by September 30, 2015 and mailed to Betsy McDonald, Fellowship Coordinator, at the address below. Interviews will be conducted in September and October, with offers made by October 31, 2015.
For additional information, please contact…
GME in Pathology
BBB CB #7525
Chapel Hill, NC 27599–7525