Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University
Surgical Pathology Fellowship
This is a one-year ACGME-accredited program designed for individuals who wish to pursue intense training in Surgical Pathology in an environment that allows graduated responsibility and independent work necessary to build diagnostic confidence and maturity. This fellowship provides the necessary training for the fellow to function upon completion as an academic pathologist with responsibilities in service, teaching, and research, or as a community-based pathologist with responsibilities primarily in service and laboratory management. The Surgical Pathology laboratory at VCU Medical Center processes over 20,000 cases/year representing benign and malignant pathology, including biopsies as well as large complex resections, from all organ systems. Sign-out in Surgical Pathology is subspecialized, assuring trainee interaction with faculty with expertise in specific organ system pathology. The general framework of this fellowship includes: nine months rotations through various subspecialty services (GI and Liver pathology, Gynecologic Pathology, Genitourinary Pathology, Breast/Heart/Lung Pathology, General, Head and Neck Pathology, and Dermatopathology) and three months of elective rotations. The fellowship allows potential flexibility in the schedule, depending on the fellow's subspecialty interest (e.g., primarily Gynecologic Pathology focus). With sufficient preparation, the fellow "mock" signs out the cases as a junior attending with the resident, handles frozen sections and consultation cases, instructs the residents in processing complex specimens. Presentations at interdisciplinary conferences provides important correlation with clinical management consequences. Elective rotations are available in Neuropathology, Cytopathology, Molecular Pathology, or selected clinical pathology services (Hematopathology, Blood Bank). The fellow is expected to participate in one of the many departmental research projects, including presentation at national meetings and peer-reviewed publication encouraged.
Requirements: Candidates must have satisfactorily completed an accredited training program in AP or AP/CP and passed USMLE Step 3.
Stipends: Salary and benefits are commensurate with level of training.
Available Position(s): Scheduled to start accepting applications for the 2022 – 2023 academic year in July 2020 – one position.
Program Director: Valentina Robila, MD, PhD
Applications: Interested individuals should submit a CV and the Standardized Application for Pathology
Fellowship form found on the CAP website (www.cap.org), the VCU Pathology website
(www.pathology.vcu.edu). Applicants should also request three letters of recommendation, one of which should
come from their current program director. All documentation should be sent to the training program coordinator:
Dr. Pamela Adams-Lewis
Senior Program Coordinator
Virginia Commonwealth University
Health System, Department of Pathology
PO Box 980662, 1101 E. Marshall St., 4th Fl
Richmond, VA 23298
Fax: (804) 827-1078
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