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Cytopathology Fellowship

This one-year accredited program is designed to train up to two well-rounded, academically-oriented cytopathologists with advanced training in diagnostic cytopathology and in the interpretation and performance of fine needle aspirations (FNAs).

The program is designed to provide the successful candidate with an in-depth experience that will include interpretation of liquid based thin layer cytology techniques, FNA interpretation, rapid on-site evaluations (ROSE), and optimal specimen triage including immunohistochemistry, molecular diagnostics, and flow cytometry.

Approximately 16,000 patient cases are evaluated each year in our hospital-based laboratory. From that number, about 8,000 are gynecologic cases, 6,000 cases are nongynecologic specimens, and 2,000 are FNA cases.

After an initial training period, the fellow is expected to assume a more independent role, particularly in the latter half of the academic year, while still under supervision. Participation in conferences and teaching of pathology residents and rotating medical students is required. Fellows are encouraged to design and complete a research project.

Requirements

Candidates must be Board eligible or certified in Anatomic Pathology or Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and must have or be eligible for an unrestricted license to practice medicine in Kansas. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated an interest in pursuing an academic career in cytopathology.

Board-certified faculty in Cytopathology:

Sarah Kelting, MD (Program Director)
Katie Dennis, MD
Rashna Madan, MBBS
Maura O'Neil, MD
Jasmeet Assi, MD
Devin Shrock, MD

We participate in the American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) unified recruitment timeline for cytopathology fellowship programs.

Currently accepting applications for 1 position for academic year 2023-2024.

Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year will be accepted starting July 1, 2022.

Applications must consist of the following:

  1. Completed Standardized Application for Pathology Fellowships (Word)
  2. Current CV
  3. Personal statement
  4. Three letters of recommendation (addressed to Sarah Kelting, M.D.)
  5. USMLE or COMLEX Transcript of Scores

Send completed application to the Fellowship and Education Coordinator. Contact information below.

Information on the Kansas City Community

Pathology Fellowship Programs Contact

Tamara N. Osborn
Fellowship and Education Coordinator
University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
3901 Rainbow Blvd., MS 3045 Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913.945.7063
Fax: 913.588.7073
Email: pathologyresidents@kumc.edu

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Mail Stop 3045
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-7070
Fax: 913-588-7073