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Post-Residency Fellowships

Cytopathology Fellowship

The Department of Pathology at the University of California, Irvine offers a one-year accredited Cytopathology Fellowship Program. The Program is designed to provide comprehensive training in diagnostic cytology including fine needle aspiration biopsy with surgical pathology and clinical correlation. Training will be provided in both gynecologic and non-gynecologic materials including performance and interpretation of fine needle aspiration biopsied. Fellows are also responsible for the weekly cytology conference, a research project, the cytopathology review courses and workshops given by the University of California, Irvine. In addition to cytopathology responsibilities, fellows will review all surgical pathology cases of gynecologic oncology subspecialty and present them at weekly multidisciplinary tumor boards. They are exposed to research opportunities that are available in cytopathology, immunocytochemistry, and flow cytometry/image analysis.

Gastrointestinal Pathology Fellowship

At the University of California, Irvine, we offer a one-year in-depth fellowship training in Gastrotintestinal and Hepatic Pathology. This fellowship provides an intense and focused training in all aspects of gastrointestinal, liver, pancreas and biliary tract disease with opportunities for clinical research. The GI service (approximately 8,000 cases annually) includes full range of neoplastic and non-neoplastic conditions with special emphasis on inflammatory bowel diseases, colon cancers, gastric dysplasia/carcinoma, celiac disease and Barrett esophagus. We also have an active pancrea (more than 100 pancreatic resections/year) and liver (more than 250 biopsies and resections/year) service. The fellow will also be exposed to cytopathologic specimens from EUS guided aspirations from the GI and pancreato-biliary tracts.

The fellow participates with three fellowship trained GI/liver pathologists in sign-out of GI and liver surgical and biopsy material, frozen sections and consultation cases. The fellow will preview all cases and even provide preliminary diagnosis to the clinicians. The position is structured for graduated responsibility to the level of junior faculty and sign-out priviledges may be granted during the second half of the fellowship. The fellow also takes a few weeks of call during the year, as an acting attending on the Surgical Pathology service. He/she will also supervise the gross room and teach rotating patholgy residents. The fellow will be actively involved in resident teaching via interesting slide conferences and didactic lectures. The fellow also presents at the weekly GI/liver tumor board meetings. Funded research opportunities are avaialble within the department and fellows will be expected to present their research at national meetings.

Hematopathology Fellowship

The Department of Pathology at the University of California, Irvine offers a one-year accredited Fellowship position in Hematopathology. The Program is designed to provide comprehensive training in diagnostic hematopathology and laboratory hematology including morphologic evaluation of peripheral blood smears, body fluids, bone marrow, lymph nodes and other tissue, performance of bone marrow procedure, interpretation of laboratory hematology, coagulation, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, chromosomal and molecular cytogenetics and molecular diagnostics. The fellow is trained and serves as the primary consultant for the hematology laboratory mainly in UCI Medical Center with approximately 1,400,00 hematology and coagulation tests per year and 1,600 hematopathology cases including bone marrow, flow cytometry, lymph nodes, other tissue and referral/consultation cases. The fellow is also provided with the learning opportunities of Children's Hospital of Orange County for pediatric hematopathology and NeoGenomics laboratories for cytogenetics and conducting scholarly and research activities in the broad field of hematopathology.

Surgical Pathology Fellowship

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UC Irvine Medical Center offers a one-year in-depth SELECTIVE SURGICAL PATHOLOGY FELLOWSHIP that provides an intense and focused training to prepare our fellow for a successful surgical pathology practice in an academic or private setting. The training is designed to provide a broad exposure to all aspects of surgical pathology, including preparing complex surgical cases for sign-out, frozen section examination, consultation cases, gross room supervision, and junior attending role (second half of training). Additional time may be spent in subspecialized services including GI, GYN, breast, or GU, among others. Depending on the fellow's interest, the fellowship can be geared towards either a gynecological pathology fellowship or a Women's Health (Breast or Gynecology) fellowship. At completion, certificate can be either general surgical pathology, gynecolgical pathology or Women's Health pathology. The fellow will be responsible for some multi-disciplinary tumor board conferences and resident teaching, research activity is highly encouraged during the year as well. Candidates are required to have successfully graduated from an ACGME accredited AP of AP/CP residency program.

Neuropathology Fellowship

The Department of Pathology will be offering a two-year accredited Fellowship position in Neuropathology within the next year.