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Cytopathology

This one-year fellowship is devoted to advanced training in diagnostic cytopathology with options to participate in clinical research. The cytology lab evaluates approximately 51,000 specimens a year, of which 7,500 are nongynecologic, including 2,100 fine needle aspirations. Approximately 5% of the gynecologic specimens are abnormal. The teaching collection in the lab contains about 3,500 illustrative cytology cases with corresponding or follow-up surgical pathology slides. The fellows are expected to participate in conferences, teach residents, and attend immediate interpretations for fine needle aspirations in clinics, radiology suites and operating rooms. The fellows are also expected to perform fine needle aspirations. The fellows may assume sign-out responsibilities under supervision after a training period. The fellows are encouraged to initiate or participate in a research project. The hospital as well as the laboratory is fully computerized. Please see the full description of the department for additional information.

Requirements: At least three years of training in anatomic pathology or four years of combined training in AP/CP. Applicants must be eligible for a Massachusetts medical license.

Stipends: Commensurate with the level of training.

Applications: Direct inquiries to Helen Wang, MD, Department of Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, East Campus, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.

Applications should be received no later than March 1 the year before.