Illinois, Northwestern University
-Surgical / GI
Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Pathology
Advanced Specialty Training Program (ASTP) in General Surgical Pathology and Gastrointestinal Pathology
Opening for 2020-2021
The Department of Pathology at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, is accepting applications for a 1 year position in the Advanced Specialty Training Program (ASTP) in General Surgical Pathology with an emphasis on gastrointestinal pathology. The candidate will be offered a junior faculty position at the rank of Instructor/Assistant (non-tenure eligible) in the Department of Pathology at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University, Chicago, IL. Salary will be at the PGY 5 level per annum plus the usual fringe benefits extended to faculty such as membership in the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation (NMFF) with its retirement plan, as well as major medical and dental insurance.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the main teaching hospital is located in the magnificent "gold coast" area of downtown Chicago, is one of the largest referral centers in the Midwest for patients with gastrointestinal, liver, pancreatic, urologic, and gynecologic/breast disorders. The pathology department accessions over 43,500 in-house and over 2,500 consultation cases per year. The anatomic pathology staff includes experts in the fields of gastrointestinal/liver/pancreaticobiliary tract, urologic, breast, gynecologic, pulmonary, and soft tissue/bone pathology, and transition to a subspecialty sign-out format is scheduled for this year.
The program is designed to provide comprehensive and advanced training in diagnostic surgical pathology including standard diagnostic practices, immunohistochemistry, and specialized techniques, including cytogenetics and molecular pathology. As the gastrointestinal, liver, and pancreaticobiliary tract pathology services constitute a major proportion of in-house and referral cases, surgical pathology training in these areas will be emphasized and translational research opportunities in gastrointestinal and liver pathology are available. As a junior faculty member in the Department of Pathology, the ASTP Instructor/Assistant will be granted the privilege of independently signing-out surgical pathology and frozen section cases, and participating in an "on-call" process similar to the department's staff pathologists after an initial 6-month observation period. Additionally, the ASTP Instructor/Assistant is expected to participate in inter-departmental clinical conferences and training of anatomic pathology residents. The department provides ample opportunities for scholarly collaborations in all areas of surgical pathology, and for participation in the activities of the Neuropathology and Dermatopathology divisions of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and the Pediatric pathology department of the new Children's Memorial Hospital situated on the Northwestern campus. As the pathology department plays an integral part in the medical school's Scientific Basis of Medicine course, teaching 2nd year Feinberg School of Medicine (FSM) medical students is also encouraged.
Candidates must be board eligible or certified in anatomic pathology.
The stipend is commensurate with the PGY year of training and by previous training and experience.
For inquiries, contact the program coordinator at [email protected]
Address correspondence and references to:
Guang-Yu Yang, M.D., PhD.
Professor of Pathology
Feinberg 7-325, Surgical Pathology
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
251 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Email: [email protected]