Massachusetts, University of Massachusetts
Unexpected Opening for Breast and GYN Pathology Fellowship, 2022-23
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School-Baystate offers a one year ACGME accredited Breast and GYN pathology fellowship to prepare fellows to be diagnostic experts in the interpretation of breast and GYN pathology specimens, while also providing continued exposure to other pathology subspecialties and opportunities to pursue translational research. The goal is to graduate superb diagnosticians and consultants to our clinical colleagues and to serve the community at large in a professional, safe, cost effective, team based manner. At completion, the successful fellow will be able to demonstrate the knowledge, poise, maturity and communication skills to effectively function at the level of junior staff/faculty. This is accomplished in a highly supervised learning environment through one on one teaching, didactics, hands on experience, modeling, and multidisciplinary team-based approach. Continual feedback and evaluation is provided along with progressive increase in levels of responsibility determined through competency based assessments. Scholarly activity, laboratory administration including quality metrics and improvement, teaching skills, safe hand-offs, data-mining the electronic medical record for patient care, and physician wellness are emphasized throughout the training period. The fellow will also participate in departmental teaching activities for residents and medical students and weekly multidisciplinary Breast and GYN Oncology tumor boards.
Baystate Medical Center (BMC) and UMass Chan-Baystate is a tertiary care academic medical center with graduate medical education programs in multiple disciplines including the core pathology residency program and an ACGME accredited fellowship in Cytopathology. The institution is the major medical center in Western Massachusetts and is noted for excellence in clinical service including Women’s Health. BMC accessions nearly 40,000 surgical pathology specimens including 11000 breast and GYN pathology biopsy and resections of various complexities and, 41,622 cytology specimens. Our laboratories include a very busy immunohistochemistry lab with nearly 300 antibodies, and state-of-the-art molecular diagnostic laboratory, with more than 29,000 tests performed/year. The faculty in breast and GYN pathology service include experienced and renowned surgical pathologists, who have made significant contributions to the field of pathology and are also dedicated teachers and recipients of teaching awards by the pathology residents.
Requirements: Completion of an ACGME accredited residency program in AP or AP/CP and must have passed USMLE Step 3 and be eligible for full Massachusetts license and hospital credentials.
Please address your application to Ashraf Khan, MD, FRCPath, Professor and Chair of Pathology and Director, Breast & GYN Pathology Fellowship.
Please submit all application materials including CV and three letters of recommendation (sent directly from the referee) to:
GME Program Administrator
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