Nebraska, University of Nebraska
Molecular Genetic Fellowship
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Openings for 2020-2021
We are accepting applications now for the 2020-2021 academic year.
The University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Pathology and Microbiology is pleased to offer a 1 year ACGME-accredited fellowship in Molecular Genetic Pathology beginning July 1. This fellowship will offer comprehensive exposure to all areas of molecular diagnostics and molecular pathology including those in solid tumor oncology, hematopathology, inherited diseases, infectious diseases, human identity testing, and histocompatibility. The Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, Human Genetics Laboratory and Nebraska Collaborative Laboratory perform over 30,000 tests a year utilizing various technologies including next generation sequencing, cytogenomic arrays, FISH, real-time PCR, reverse-transcriptase PCR, pyrosequencing, PCR/fragment analysis and various multi-analyte platforms. The fellow will also have the opportunity to rotate in the microbiology laboratory and Nebraska Public Health Laboratory to learn about the role of molecular technologies in the epidemiology of infectious diseases and biopreparedness. The fellow will benefit from interactions with over 15 faculty members who are nationally known in the fields of molecular diagnostics, oncology, genetics and inherited diseases, infectious diseases and histocompatibility.
UNMC, and its hospital partner, Nebraska Medicine, are home to the NCI-Designated Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation, Lied Transplant Center, Michael F. Sorrell Center for Health Science Education and Nebraska Public Health Laboratory, which will provide enhanced experiences in molecular diagnostics.
Board eligible or certified in both anatomic and clinical pathology is preferred.
Types and Numbers of Appointments:
1 fellow each academic year.
Omaha is a metropolitan center of more than 900,000 people that is strategically located within a day's drive to the Rocky Mountains, Minneapolis, Kansas City, St. Louis, and Chicago. It has been ranked highly in livability with its affordable housing and excellent school systems, as well as several institutions of higher education. In Omaha you can enjoy world-class theatre, symphony, opera, sports, concerts, art galleries, museums, dining, shopping, and more. Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has been ranked first in the Nation.
The stipend is that of a fifth year resident, but may be adjusted appropriately for the level of post-residency training.
Program Director: Allison Cushman-Vokoun, MD, PhD
Applicants need to submit a complete application package. The package includes the CAP standardized fellowship application form, a curriculum vitae, personal statement, United States Medical Licensing Examination summary sheet showing parts 1, 2, & 3, AP/CP board certification (if applicable), and three letters of recommendation. The personal statement should include a brief overview of the applicant's interest, related experiences, and long term career goals. The three letters of recommendation should include one letter from the current Program Director, and two from other physicians or graduate advisors who know the applicant well. International graduates must also submit a copy of a valid Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate. Please send complete applications to
Kim Martin, Residency/Fellow Coordinator
University of Nebraska, Pathology and Microbiology
ATTN: Kim Martin
983135 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198
Telephone: (402) 559-7726
Fax: (402) 559-6018