Post-Sophomore Fellowship (PSF)

(l-r) Dr. Fang Fan and PSF Whitney Davidson at USCAP 2015 Convention

AY-2015 PSF Whitney Davidson (R) presents poster to Pathology faculty Dr. Fang Fan
at USCAP convention, Boston, MA, March 2015

AY-2016 Pathology Post-Sophomore Fellows


Students 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.

 (l-r) PSF Program Director Dr. Rashna Madan with former PSF Dr. Tony Swatek

Examples of assignments might include:

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

 (l-r) PSF Program Director Dr. Rashna Madan with former PSF Dr. Anthony Swatek

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 assistant director of education either via e-mail or telephone (ext. 8-7192). Applications will be accepted through  Monday, February 15, 2016 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: Oct 08, 2015