Cytopathology Fellowship

The Department of Pathology and Immunology at Washington University in St. Louis offers a one-year, ACGME accredited program. The Cytopathology Section has a robust and broad clinical cytopathology practice.

History

The Cytopathology Fellowship was received an initial accreditation by the American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) on December 2, 1996. To date seventeen fellows have graduated from the fellowship with current fellow scheduled to graduate in June 2016.

Curriculum

The fellow participates in a diverse FNA biopsy service and is actively involved in providing on-site evaluation and superficial biopsies. There is a mixture of gynecological and non-gynecological cytopathology reflecting a large academic medical center practice. The application of routine and emerging ancillary testing is integrated into the practice. Dedicated time focused on laboratory management, specimen processing skills and research are provided.

The cytopathology laboratory serves the Washington University Medical Center institutions of Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital which includes around 1300 beds with a large outpatient practice. Around 20,000 cases are examined annually, including 8,000 non-gynecologic cases and 3,500 FNA biopsies. The FNA service actively supports busy pulmonary, gastrointestinal endoscopy and radiology practices. The fellow is involved in educational activities including patient clinical conferences and resident conferences. Academic and research activities are available, encouraged and supported by the Department

Facilities

Training for the fellowship occurs in the state of the art facilities of Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes Jewish Hospital. The Cytopathology section is located in the 680,000 square-foot BJC Institute of Health (BJCIH) at Washington University School of Medicine which is an 11-story research building housing laboratories and support facilities and is Washington University’s largest building.

The anatomic pathology clinical laboratories and offices are located on one floor. This close proximity makes it convenient and easy to interact with the laboratory, anatomic pathology faculty, residents and staff.

Application

The Cytopathology Fellowship for 2018-2019 has been filled. We will begin accepting applications for the academic year 2019-2020 in July 2017.

The following information should be sent by email as pdf documents to Sue Pagano, Fellowship Coordinator at spagano@path.wustl.edu.

  1. Completed Fellowship Application
  2. CV
  3. Three reference letters
  4. Letter from the residency director affirming your current status

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Julie Kunkle, MD
Ann Leathersich, MD


For further information please contact Sue Pagano.
Phone: (314) 747-0687
spagano@path.wustl.edu