New Mexico, University of New Mexico
Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Openings for 2023 and 2024
A comprehensive training in Molecular Genetic Pathology (MGP) is provided at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and TriCore Reference Laboratories in all areas of Molecular Pathology including Molecular Oncology, HLA typing, Hereditary Genetic Tests, Pharmacogenomics, Molecular Microbiology/Virology, Gene Expression Profiling for Ph-like B lymphoblastic Leukemia and Cytogenetics/FISH. Training in Medical Genetics and Genetic Counseling is provided in Medical Genetics and Dysmorphology Clinics in Department of Pediatrics and Cancer Genetics at the University of New Mexico Cancer Center with close interaction of MGP fellow with pediatric dysmorphologists, geneticists, genetic counselors, hematologists and oncologists including participation in their medical rounds. The MGP fellow will be trained in a structured manner with active involvement in the interpretation of molecular pathology test results, preparation of molecular pathology reports prior to sign out and discussion of results with referring physicians. An integrated approach will be taught and used. The fellow will attend ongoing education conferences and didactic presentations. The fellow will also present conferences including interesting, classic or challenging cases in molecular pathology. The fellow will participate in QA/QC aspects of molecular pathology as well as in weekly laboratory management meetings. Graduated responsibility will be given to the fellow as the fellow accrues acceptable competency levels. Ample opportunities for research projects and publications are provided and the fellow is encouraged to present his/her work in molecular pathology-related national meetings. The molecular tests are mainly performed at TriCore Reference Laboratories and include over 70, 000 molecular diagnostic tests, over 3,000 molecular oncology, and over 5,500 cytogenetics/FISH assays. A range of technologies is employed that include Next Generation Sequencing, RT-PCR, qualitative PCR, allelic discrimination PCR, quantitative real time PCR, Sanger sequencing, high resolution melting curve analysis, restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis, DNA methylation assays, fluorescent and chromogenic in situ hybridization, chromosomal microarray, gene expression profiling and capillary electrophoresis.
For more information, contact Mohammad Vasef, M.D. (fellowship director) at MVasef@salud.unm.edu or visit https://hsc.unm.edu/medicine/departments/pathology/education/fellowships/molecular-genetic-pathology-fellowship.html.
New Mexico's mild four season climate and abundant outdoor recreational opportunities combined with a rich cultural heritage complement the educational opportunities. Visit http://www.itsatrip.org to discover Albuquerque. Find out more about our Department and view our YouTube videos at https://hsc.unm.edu/medicine/departments/pathology/.
MD plus residency training in pathology or medical genetics in an ACGME accredited program. Please submit: CAP application, Curriculum Vitae, personal statement, and three letters of reference (one of which should come from your program director) to be received no later than November 15 of each year for positions commencing July 1 two years later. Interviews will be conducted in January.
Submit materials to: HSC-MolecularPath@salud.unm.edu or by mail to:
Mohammad Vasef, M.D., MGP Fellowship Program Director
1001 Woodward Place NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
[#10577-5, exp. 17 May 2022]