California, University of California San Diego
University of California San Diego
Opening for July 2020
The Neuropathology Division in the Pathology Department of the University of California, San Diego has one open position in the two-year Neuropathology Fellowship beginning July 1, 2020.
The central goal of our training program is to prepare candidates for an academically-oriented career that encompasses any combination of clinical service, research, and teaching, with an emphasis on the developing expertise in translational research in the neurosciences.
The program is structured to meet this goal by providing the trainee with 1) an abundance of diversified case material, 2) faculty members with a variety of clinical and research interests and capabilities and a commitment to medical teaching at all levels, 3) state of the art clinical and research laboratory facilities, and 4) a graduated program of assigned responsibilities. By the completion of training, all Neuropathology fellows should be competent to practice at the level of a newly board certified practitioner in Neuropathology in all 6 of the core competency areas as defined by the ACGME.
Description: The strengths of the Program include the participating teaching faculty with subspecialty expertise in pediatric, forensic, neuromuscular, ophthalmic, tumor and neurodegenerative pathology, and research scientists, including basic and physician-scientists, who have active laboratory research programs and are recognized experts in their respective fields. The Program also enjoys an outstanding relationship with the Departments of Neurosciences and Neurosurgery with respect to daily interactions associated with patient care activities, teaching conferences, and rotations of post-graduate trainees in Neuropathology. Such a relationship enriches the clinical neuroscience educational environment of the Training Program. The scope and quality of the clinical case material results from the four sites providing teaching materials, including the UC hospitals, the VA San Diego Medical Center, Rady Children’s Hospital, and the San Diego County Medical Examiner. The Program is facilitated by both institutional and departmental commitment to excellence in postgraduate medical education. The program curriculum also emphasizes neuroscience research training by utilizing one of the most outstanding neuroscience research environments in the United States. It is uniquely strengthened by the outstanding affiliated institutes and centers, including the Salk Institute, the UCSD Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, the Scripps Research Institute, the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, the Burnham Institute, and the Veterans Administration Medical Center.
Requirements: Applicants must have completed Anatomic Pathology residency training and are expected to be eligible for certification by the American Board of Pathology. Applicants for combined AP/NP training are expected to meet the requirements for the overall residency program.
Application: Please send 1) CAP Application, 2) Updated CV and 3) Personal Statement to firstname.lastname@example.org. Three letters of recommendation are required and can also be submitted by email, directly by writers.