Post-Sophomore Fellowship (PSF)

AY-2016 Pathology Post-Sophomore Fellows


PSF Program Director Rashna Madan, MBBS with PSF Anthony Swatek at the scopesStudents desiring a very special opportunity to gain clinical and research experience in pathology should consider applying for the Post-Sophomore Fellowship (PSF) open each academic year in the department.  One to two students will be selected and will be expected to perform rotations and duties similar to first-year residents in pathology. This will provide the student a unique avenue to expand his or her current knowledge base through hands-on experience in a hospital setting. One-half year of basic science laboratory research with departmental faculty may be available for qualifying students.

AY-2011 PSFs Lindsay Blick and Paul St. Romain with program director Rashna Madan, MBBSExamples of assignments might include:

  • Surgical pathology (2-4 months)
  • Cytopathology
  • Hematopathology
  • Neuropathology
  • Autopsy pathology (2-4 months)
  • Clinical microbiology
  • Choice of electives

Students work closely with attending faculty and resident pathologists in gross and microscopic diagnoses, intraoperative consultations (frozen sections) and clinical pathology consultations. Students will also prepare case material for presentation at departmetnal and subspecialty conferences.

PSFs are provided a stipend and parking pass (yellow sticker).

Additional information regarding the application process is available from our education coordinator either via e-mail or telephone (ext. 8-7192). Applications will be accepted through  Monday, February 15, 2015 and must be submitted as original with signature in order to be accepted. Please include a current curriculum vitae, two (2) letters of support, sealed medical transcript, standard passport-sized photograph and letter of personal statement with the application. Selection will be made during spring semester and processed through the School of Medicine’s Student Affairs prior to third year curriculum selection.

Letters of recommendation should be addressed to: Rashna Madan, MD, Associate Professor and Post-Sophomore Fellowship Program Director.

Download Post-Sophomore Fellowship application

Post-Sophomore Fellowship flyer

Pathology Student Interest Group

Last modified: Jul 13, 2015