Minnesota, University of Minnesota Medical School
Opening for 2019
The Cytopathology Fellowship at the University of Minnesota is a one year ACGME accredited training program. Cytopathology fellows work closely with faculty at two sites, University of Minnesota Medical Center and Hennepin County Medical Center. This diversity of training allows fellows to experience a full range of cytopathology and fine needle aspiration (FNA).
Average Case Numbers for Cytopathology
||Approx. Total Numbers
||450 (~30 - 40 perform)
||1600 (~100 perform)
||9500 Thin Prep™(TP)
||3800 Sure Path™(SP)
||15000 both SP and TP
As the fellow gains experience, there is a graduated responsibility in teaching and clinical work. Over the year, there is ample opportunity to engage in teaching of pathology residents, medical students and pathology observers.
The number of FNA's actually performed by fellows is growing and is currently around 140 per year over the two sites. FNA's of palpable masses are performed by the fellow with supervision. Preparation of smears, application of the initial rapid stain, and communication of rapid diagnoses are all accomplished by the fellow. Image-guided aspirations of deep masses are attended by the fellow, who prepares the smears, applies a rapid stain and gives a preliminary interpretation of specimen adequacy. Telepathology is utilized for the cytopathology faculty on service to monitor and provide input to the fellow. Based on the diagnostic possibilities suggested by the combined clinical radiographic and rapid cytologic findings, the fellow and cytopathology attending make decisions about specimen triage.
The cytopathology fellow is expected to participate in quality assurance projects, to present findings at national/regional meetings, and when appropriate write and submit manuscripts for publication.
Stipends and Benefits:
Commensurate with level of training.
Jim Stewart III, MD
Cytopathology Fellowship Director
For more information on how to apply, visit: http://z.umn.edu/pathfellowapply