Connecticut, Hartford Hospital
Department of Pathology
Surgical Pathology Fellowship with Optional Subspecialty Concentration
(Breast, GYN, Women’s Health, GI and liver, Genitourinary, Head and Neck, Pulmonary, or Neuro)
Openings for 2022-2023 & 2023-2024
The Department of Pathology at Hartford Hospital sponsors two advanced-level one-year fellowships in surgical pathology, which include the opportunity to focus on one or more subspecialty areas. The Division of Anatomic Pathology represents an extensive training resource, based on over 50,000 surgical accessions. Supervising faculty members boast a range of subspecialty training, experience, and/or board certification, are well respected by clinical colleagues, and practice in a dynamic and well-integrated multidisciplinary environment. The program provides extensive training in all subspecialty areas of surgical pathology supported by on-site, state-of-the-art immunohistochemistry and molecular genetic laboratories, and facilitates integration of clinical information via an electronic health record.
The program offers extensive experience in general neoplastic and non-neoplastic surgical pathology with increasing levels of responsibility throughout the fellowship. The fellow’s primary responsibilities include: case sign-outs, frozen section interpretation, and conference presentations. Grossing responsibilities are minimal, and limited to the initial 3 months of the fellowship. Research is encouraged, but not required. There are no on-call or autopsy responsibilities. Opportunities for teaching students and residents abound, and there are many opportunities to present diagnostic material at clinical-pathological conferences.
In addition, the fellow has the option to focus on one or more subspecialty areas by preferentially previewing cases and consults, and presenting at interdepartmental conferences in that subspecialty. This individually-tailored training pathway enables the fellow to acquire more extensive experience in her/his specific area(s) of interest. Aside from those in the surgical pathology subspecialities, elective rotations are also available in Immunohistochemistry, Molecular Pathology, Cytopathology, and Hematopathology.
The major goal of the fellowship program is to foster the development of excellent diagnostic skills in surgical pathology in preparation for a career in private practice or academics. Hartford Hospital is a member of Hartford Healthcare, a large network of hospitals, whose Cancer Institute is affiliated with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Requirements: Completion of an accredited training program in AP or AP/CP and must have passed USMLE Step 3.
Applications: Fellowship appointments are effective July 1 of each academic year. Inquiries regarding applications should be addressed to:
Margaret Assaad, M.D.
Director, Surgical Pathology Fellowship
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
80 Seymour Street, P.O. Box 5037
Hartford, CT 06102-5037
Telephone: (860) 972-6113
Residency/Fellowship Program Coordinator
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