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Now recruiting for July 1, 2026 start date

Program Description

The McLendon Clinical Laboratories of UNC Hospitals offer a broadly based, one-year training program in diagnostic hematopathology. The program is fully accredited by the ACGME. Hematopathology is a diverse specialty, employing a wide variety of technologies, and our Fellowship program is organized in such a way as to provide appropriate training in all of these areas. Trainees gain experience in the management and medical supervision of a high volume hematology laboratory (800–1,000 CBCs/day), the evaluation of peripheral blood smears, bone marrow and lymph node biopsies and the various procedures conventionally grouped together as special hematology. The Division of Hematopathology prepares comprehensive diagnostic reports on all hematological samples, incorporating morphological, histochemical, flow cytometric, cytogenetic and molecular genetic data. The Hematopathology Fellowship Program works closely with other laboratory areas to provide practical training in diagnostic flow cytometry, cytogenetics and blood coagulation. Trainees participate in a wide range of regularly scheduled conferences that stress clinico-pathologic correlation. They also play a crucial role in teaching hematopathology to medical students, as well as to pathology, hematology and oncology residents. While the fellowship is geared primarily to hematological diagnosis, research activities are strongly encouraged, with numerous research opportunities available within the Division of Hematopathology and the Pathology Department as a whole.

Program Requirements

Applicants must possess an M.D. or D.O. degree and have at least two years of a pathology accredited residency training program.


Fellowship stipends are one level above the trainee’s core residency program training years and the current UNC Hospitals’ Housestaff salary scale.

Program Director

Stephanie P. Mathews, MD

Faculty Members

Application Timeline for July 1, 2026 Start Date

Applications are currently being accepted and will be reviewed in the fall once the application packet is complete.

January 2024 Applications being accepted for July 1, 2026 start date
Fall 2024                  Completed applications are reviewed and invitations for Interview will be sent out
January 2025 UNC Interviews begin
March 2025 UNC interviews will end
April 30, 2025 Match Day!!
July 1, 2026 Begin training at UNC


To begin the application process, email the fellowship coordinator with your curriculum vitae and personal statement, and provide your personal email address.  The graduate medical education specialist for our program will provide instructions to obtain the electronic application.  The link for the on-line application will be available for two weeks.

In addition to items requested above, please submit three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from your current program director to:

Stephane P. Mathews, MD
Department of Pathology & Lab Medicine
CB# 7525
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7525

If selected for an interview, an official medical school transcript must be submitted to us from your registrar’s office.

For additional information, please contact…

Dr. Stephanie Mathews
Telephone: 984-974-8320
FAX: 984-974-8563