Residency & Fellowships

FELLOWSHIP TRAINING PROGRAMS

 

ACGME Fellowship Programs

 

Specialty Training

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FORENSIC PATHOLOGY

Next opening is 2015-2016
The Department of Pathology at the University of Michigan offers a one-year fellowship in forensic pathology. This is advanced training program to prepare pathologists in all aspects of forensic pathology. The two forensic pathologists within the Pathology Department perform approximately 350 medicolegal autopsies originating in Washtenaw County. Additional case experience is obtained by participating in death scene investigations and performing autopsies at the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office in Detroit, Michigan. The fellow receives additional training in courtroom testimony, toxicology, criminalistics, anthropology, odontology and other forensic science related specialities. Administrative, managerial, and research techniques are also stressed. The office operates an on-line computerized data system.

Requirements:
Candidates must have completed a AP/CP or anatomic pathology residency and must be eligible for a license to practice in Michigan.

Stipends:
Salary will be commensurate with the level of training.

Applications:
Applications should be submitted by September 30th for fellowships starting on July 1st of the following year. They may be considered after the September 30th deadline at the discretion of the program director. Applications should be submitted online: Click Here

 

Inquiries can be directed to:
Jeffrey M. Jentzen, M.D., Ph.D., Autopsy and Forensic Service Director

Department of Pathology, N12D19 NIB

300 North Ingalls

Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-5427

Phone: (734) 615-7173

Email: jmjentze@med.umich.edu

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BREAST PATHOLOGY

Next opening is 2016-2017
The Breast Pathology Fellowship is a one year program that provides a thorough exposure to diagnostic surgical pathology of the breast as well as insight into the multidisciplinary management of breast disease. The main objective of the program is to provide the fellow with proficient diagnostic skills, in-depth understanding of the implications of pathologic diagnoses in the management of breast cancer patients, and a unique translational research experience. The fellow will concentrate on signing out breast pathology transfer cases and referral consultation cases from a very active breast care clinic and regional/national consultation service, respectively. The fellow will discuss the cases at the weekly Multidisciplinary Breast Care Clinic Conference, which provides a unique learning experience. The research focus of the fellowship will be tailored to meet the individual fellow's interest He/she will have the opportunity to conduct clinical projects, and/or translational research projects, including use of high-density tissue microarray and cDNA array technology. The opportunity to have a general surgical pathology rotation during this fellowship is available.

Requirements:
Applicants must be board certified or eligible in Anatomic Pathology or Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and be eligible for a license to practice medicine in Michigan.

Stipends:
Salary will be commensurate with the candidate's level of training.

Applications:
Applications should be submitted by September 30th for fellowships starting on July 1st of the following year. They may be considered after the September 30th deadline at the discretion of the program director. Applications should be submitted online: Click Here

 

Inquiries can be directed to:
Julie M. Jorns, M.D., Breast Pathology Fellowship Director

Department of Pathology, 2G335 UH

1500 East Medical Center Drive

Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-5264

Phone:  (734) 615-1533

E-mail:  jjorns@umich.edu

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GASTROINTESTINAL PATHOLOGY

Next opening is 2016-2017
The Department of Pathology offers a one-year fellowship in gastrointestinal-hepatobiliary pathology with emphasis on diagnosis and clinicopathologic correlation. The fellowship begins on July 1st and ends on June 30th of the following year. The program includes training in diagnosis and handling of resections and biopsies of the gastrointestinal tract, the liver, the pancreas and the biliary tract, with supporting immunohistochemistry and molecular diagnostics. The fellow is the primary consultant for the daily diagnostic service for about 6 months and interacts closely with house officers, clinicians, clerical and technical staff and the GI pathology faculty. The in-house diagnostic service handles approximately 65 cases per day. There is an active liver transplant program, so the fellow will gain extensive experience with liver resections and post transplant biopsies. In addition, the fellow spends about 6 months on the consult service, covering the 8-12 problem cases daily which are submitted by pathologists from other institutions. During the consult service rotation, the fellow is instructed in composing meaningful consultation reports. An elective rotation on the endoscopy service is included in the training. The fellow will participate in regular gastrointestinal and liver pathology interdisciplinary and intradepartmental conferences including the weekly Gastrointestinal Tumor Board. The fellow is encouraged to participate in clinically oriented research projects with the aim of presenting these projects at national meetings and publishing them subsequently.

Requirements:
Applicants must be Board-certified or Board-eligible in anatomic pathology.

Stipends:
Support is commensurate with the candidate's level of training.

Applications:
Applications should be submitted by September 30th for fellowships starting on July 1st of the following year. They may be considered after the September 30th deadline at the discretion of the program director. Applications should be submitted online: Click Here

 

Inquiries can be directed to:
Henry D. Appelman, M.D., Gastrointestinal Pathology Director

Department of Pathology, 5220 Med Sci I

1301 Catherine Street

Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-5602

Phone:  (734) 936-6770

E-mail:  appelman@umich.edu

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GYNECOLOGIC PATHOLOGY

Next opening is 2016-2017

The Gynecologic Pathology fellowship is a one-year program that begins on July 1 and continues through June 30 of the following year. The curriculum provides thorough exposure to diagnostic surgical pathology of the female genital tract, emphasizing diagnosis and clinical-pathologic correlation. The fellow's responsibilities will include sign-out of gynecologic pathology transfer cases and preview of referral consultation cases from an active regional/national consultation service. During the latter half of the fellowship, qualified fellows will be given the opportunity to sign out in-house cases independently. The fellow will also present cases at the weekly Gynecologic Oncology tumor board conference, which provides a unique multi-disciplinary learning experience. The research component of the fellowship will be tailored to the individual fellow's interests, with opportunities to participate in clinical, translational, and/or basic research projects related to gynecologic pathology.

Requirements:
Applicants must be board certified or eligible in Anatomic Pathology or Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and be eligible for a license in Michigan. Applications should include a CV and letters from 3 references from the postgraduate training period.

Stipends:
Salary will be commensurate with the candidate's level of training.

Applications:
Applications should be submitted by September 30th for fellowships starting on July 1st of the following year. They may be considered after the September 30th deadline at the discretion of the program director. Applications should be submitted online: Click Here

 

Inquiries can be directed to:
Kathleen R. Cho, M.D.

Gynecologic Pathology Fellowship Director

Department of Pathology, 5240 Med Sci I

1301 Catherine Street

Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-5602

Phone:  (734) 763-6384

E-mail:  kathcho@umich.edu

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HLA TISSUE TYPING

Next opening is 2015-2017

This two year fellowship will provide histocompatibility and immunogenetics laboratory director training. Training includes all areas of ASHI accreditation except Parentage Testing. This ASHI accredited program provides experience in all aspects of a hospital-based histocompatibility laboratory. The University of Michigan Health System encompasses a high volume multi-organ transplant center, including adult and pediatric solid organ and stem cell transplant. The laboratory also performs assays for transfusion support and HLA for disease association cases. The program is designed to provide the necessary requirements to qualify for the American Board of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetic certification and ASHI/CMS/UNOS accreditation for qualified directors. Extensive opportunities for research experience are available with the Department of Pathology.

Requirements:
Candidates must have earned an MD or a PhD in Immunology, Genetics or in a related biological science from an accredited institution. In addition to educational requirements, applicants must have at least two years of full-time post-doctoral laboratory training or experience in immunology, histocompatibility, immunogenetics, or a related field or must have completed a residency in CP or AP/CP or other related medical specialty.

Stipends:
The program is funded via the Department of Pathology at the University of Michigan. Salary support will be commensurate with the candidate's level of training.

Applications:
Applications should be submitted by September 30th for fellowships starting on July 1st of the following year. They may be considered after the September 30th deadline at the discretion of the program director. Applications should be submitted online: Click Here

 

Inquiries can be directed to:

Daniel Ramon, Ph.D., HLA Tissue Typing Director

Department of Pathology, Traverwood 2

2910 Huron Parkway

Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105-3450

Phone:  (734) 647-2774

E-mail:  dramon@med.umich.edu

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INFORMATICS

Next opening is 2017-2019
A two-year Pathology Informatics and Pathology Data Architecture fellowship is available for those with strong interest in information technology as applied towards the collective specialties of both anatomic and clinical pathology. The program is structured to allow the fellow to rapidly gain proficiency with the use of information technology, process automation, asset tracking technology, and high-throughput computational methodologies, thus creating the necessary skill set to serve in project-lead roles as quickly as possible. Emphasis is placed on important subspecialties including: Laboratory Information System (LIS) operational and design concepts, design and implementation strategies for optimal database architecture, issues intrinsic to massive database repositories, user interface design, automated tracking of workflow including use of the latest-generation bar coding technologies, natural language / lexical analysis / regular expression / heuristic analysis tools and their deployment to reduce error and improve patient safety and outcomes. Additional areas of focus, based upon individual career goals, include: information delivery using Web-based architectures, collaborative cloud/grid-based computation, scripting and 4GL programming, image repository management, digital imaging and whole-slide imaging, bioinformatics and high-throughput computation (in partnership with the Translational Pathology Division), content-based image retrieval, automated report generation, federation of data sources / federated architectures and, finally, use of information technology to enhance educational initiatives. The above curriculum will be tailored to meet the specific needs and interests of each fellow while at the same time ensuring that coverage of core curriculum content is preserved. Core competencies in each of the major areas of applied clinical informatics, research/investigative informatics and education will be covered throughout the year, in the form of both didactic content and project-oriented exercises. Fellows will work with the staff of a well-established, pathology-based informatics division, in concert with pathologists and staff throughout the department other teams in the University Hospital at large and with other areas and departments of the university, as predicated by specific project (joint projects with the College of Engineering being a good example). Frequently, the informatics fellow will be called upon to act as a liaison and team lead for challenging information technology and data architecture issues, working shoulder to shoulder with pathology residents, department staff and members of a large and complex health system. It is expected that fellows will participate in original informatics research during their fellowship, with such efforts leading to quality publications in high-impact journals, and presentations at national/international meetings.

Requirements:
Applicants must be Board-certified or Board-eligible, in Clinical Pathology or Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and be eligible for a license in Michigan.

Stipends:
Salary will be commensurate with the candidate's level of training.

Applications:
Applications should be submitted by September 30th for fellowships starting on July 1st of the following year. They may be considered after the September 30th deadline at the discretion of the program director. Applications should be submitted online: Click Here

 

Inquiries can be directed to:
Ulysses J. Balis, M.D., Pathology Informatics Fellowship Director

Department of Pathology, 4233 Med Sci I

1301 Catherine Street

Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-5602

Phone:  (734) 615-5727

E-mail:  ulysses@umich.edu

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RESEARCH

Ongoing Openings
Applications should be submitted online: Click Here

 

For opportunities to pursue postgraduate training within our research programs, please complete the application or forward inquiries to:
Steven L. Kunkel, Ph.D., Senior Associate Dean for Research

Department of Pathology, 4058 BSRB

109 Zina Pitcher Place

Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2200

Phone:  (734) 647-8153

E-mail:  slkunkel@med.umich.edu