Fellowship Programs

  • Cytopathology

The Department of Pathology at Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Detroit Medical Center offers two (2) one-year, ACGME-accredited fellowships in cytopathology, beginning July 1, annually. The program is offered at the central campus of the Detroit Medical Center - University Laboratories (DMCUL), which includes Harper University Hospital, Karmanos Cancer Center, and a large outreach Anatomic Pathology and Cytopathology lab based at Hutzel Hospital.

The cytopathology annual workload includes approximately 80,000 GYN Pap tests, including 75 percent Thin Prep specimens, 700 image guided FNAs, 3000 non-gyn specimens of all varieties, 3000 outpatient FNAs and non-gyn specimens. State-of-the-art Fine Needle Aspiration service and hands on training of performing FNA is provided. The Outreach laboratory is unique in offering both cytopathology and gyn biopsy interpretations and is staffed by 5 FTE cyto-surgical pathologists.

The rotation includes in depth exposure to gyn cytology, including biopsy, HPV and colposcopy correlation, abundant non-GYN and FNA exposure and performance of FNA procedure. Participation in laboratory management, QA/QC, hospital conferences, tumor boards and medical student teaching is expected. Fellows are encouraged to participate in clinically related research and presenting at national meetings or writing one paper. In addition, elective rotation in Molecular Diagnostic and Cytogenetic labs is available. Facilities for basic research projects are available on campus.

Position Available: Two fellowships each year (next opening 2021-22)
Requirements: Candidates must be board eligible or certified in anatomic pathology or anatomic and clinical pathology, and be eligible
for Michigan license.
Applications: Should be completed by August 1 of the preceding year. Send CV, personal statement and three reference letters to:
Vinod Shidham, M.D., Director of Cytopathology Fellowship Program (vshidham@med.wayne.edu) and cc Kathy Rost, Program Coordinator (krost@dmc.org)
 

  • Hematopathology

The Department of Pathology at the Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State University School of Medicine offers two one-year, ACGME-accredited fellowships in hematopathology beginning July 1, annually.  The program is highly competitive and offers training in adult and pediatric hematopathology, and benign hematology. There are two fellows each year alternating on a weekly basis in two core rotations: (1) The bone marrow/flow cytometry rotation which includes interpretation of blood smears, body fluids, bone marrow aspirate and biopsy. This rotation also includes interpretation of flow cytometry; (2) The lymph node/consults rotation which handles in-house primary cases and outside primary/secondary consults. The training includes highly specialized and dedicated rotations in flow cytometry, special coagulation, cytogenetics and molecular genetics.

Participation in laboratory management, hospital conferences and medical student teaching is expected. Fellows participate in clinically related research, writing one or more papers.

Positions Available:  Two fellowships per year [next opening: 2022-23 (1 position)]
Requirements:  Board eligible or certified in anatomic and clinical pathology.
Applications: Send CV and letter of interest to:

Ali Gabali, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor
Director, Hematopathology Division and Fellowship Program
Department of Pathology
Detroit Receiving Hospital
4201 St. Antoine
Detroit, MI 48201
Telephone: (313) 745-3561 or 313-577-2752
Email: fc2170@wayne.edu (cc: rhone@med.wayne.edu)

 

  • Pediatric Pathology

Pediatric pathology is that practice of pathology concerned with the study and diagnosis of human disease manifested in the embryo, fetus, infant, child, and adolescent. Our graduate medical fellowship program is accredited to provide an organized educational experience for qualified physicians, seeking to acquire advanced competence in the diagnosis of childhood diseases. Our one-year training includes formal education in diagnostic pediatric pathology and placental and fetal pathology as well as management and quality assessment issues germane to the pediatric laboratory environment.

Position Available: One fellowship each year (next opening 2021-22)
Requirements: Candidates must be 1) Board certified or Board eligible by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology or
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, and 2) eligible for a Michigan medical license.
Application:  Send CV, three letters of reference, and personal statement to: Janet Poulik, M.D., Fellowship Director (jpoulik@dmc.org) and cc Rachael Hone, Program Coordinator (rhone@med.wayne.edu)

 

  • Surgical Pathology 

The Department of Pathology at the Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State University School of Medicine offers a one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship in surgical pathology beginning July 1, annually. The program is offered at the central campus of the Detroit Medical Center – Harper University Hospital, and includes the Karmanos Cancer Institute, Hutzel Women's Hospital and the Children's Hospital of Michigan. The surgical pathology annual workload includes over 35,000 specimens with a heavy concentration in oncologic pathology. The fellowship rotations are tailored to the interests of the individual fellow with a minimum of six months allocated to the general surgical pathology service. Opportunities exist for elective rotations in gynecologic pathology, pediatric pathology, renal & transplant pathology, hematopathology, cytopathology, and neuropathology. Fellows are expected to participate in translational research activities.

Position Available:  One fellowship per year (next opening 2021-22)
Requirements:  Candidates must be Board certified or eligible by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology (AP) or Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (AP/CP).                             

Application: To apply send curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and three reference letters to: Rouba Ali-Fehmi, M.D., Fellowship Director (rali@med.wayne.edu) and cc Rachael Hone, Program Coordinator (rhone@med.wayne.edu)