New York, University of Rochester
University of Rochester Medical Center
Stanley F. Patten Fellowship in Cytopathology
Position Available: July 1, 2021 and July 1, 2022
The University of Rochester Medical Center Cytopathology Laboratory is seeking fellowship candidates for the 2021 and 2022 academic year. The Stanley F. Patten Cytopathology Fellowship is a one year ACGME-accredited fellowship offering advanced training in diagnostic cytopathology. Individuals interested in applying must:
- Have completed an accredited AP or AP/CP residency program
- Be board eligible or certified
- Possess (or be eligible for) a New York State medical license
With 10 cytotechnologists and 6 board-certified cytopathologists, the Cytopathology Laboratory at University of Rochester Medical Center (Strong Memorial Hospital) is a high-volume laboratory, examining over 50,000 cases per year. This includes in-house specimens, specimens sent in from our satellite locations, and consult cases. Our volume is broken down into: 40,000 gynecologic specimens, and 12,000 non-gynecologic specimens, which include 3,500 fine needle aspirations.
Fellowship candidates must be strong in surgical pathology, as he or she will be responsible for pairing and reviewing concurrent cytologic and histologic specimens. The fellow would be responsible for previewing most cases referred to the pathologist, and triaging those cases accordingly by ordering any appropriate ancillary studies. Our program has in-house immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, molecular diagnostics, and Human Papilloma Virus testing.
The fellow is also responsible for participating in our robust FNA rotation, where he or she will perform rapid on-site evaluations for many different procurement techniques, including ultrasound-guided FNAs, endobronchial ultrasound-guided FNAs, Super-Dimension navigational guidance for pulmonary FNAs, endoscopic ultrasound-guided FNAs, CT-guided FNAs, and palpation-guided FNAs within our own Cytopathology clinic. During the fellowship year, the fellow will become intimately familiar with reading ultrasound imaging and understanding how to obtain a quality FNA specimen under imaging guidance.
The fellow will have the ability to interact with many different disciplines, including endocrinologists, pulmonologists, interventional radiologists, gastroenterologists, gynecologists, surgeons, oncologists, and general hospitalists. This is done through routine FNA procedures, as well as tumor board conferences, and other departmental/interdepartmental conferences that the fellow is responsible for conducting. The fellow will also develop a more compassionate bedside manner with his or her FNA clinic patients.
Located in Western New York between the Finger Lakes and Niagara Falls, Rochester is a diverse cultural community with activities to suit all interests. The most notable community-hosted event is the Lilac Festival each spring, which lasts for two weeks and showcases many local artists, musicians, and eateries.
Apply: Interested applicants apply at https://redcap.urmc.rochester.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=MM9DNJFRMP
For more information, please contact the Cytopathology Fellowship Director, Dr. Luis E. De Las Casas:
Luis E. De Las Casas, M.D.
Professor and Cytopathology Director
Cytopathology Program Director
Interested applicants may contact Melissa Sullivan, Fellowship Coordinator, for additional application-specific information: Melissa_sullivan@urmc.rochester.edu