Thoracic Pathology Fellowship

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CURRICULUM

Our curriculum is intended to facilitate flexibility so that the learning experience can be tailored to the professional and career goals of our fellows.  The core experience consists of 1-month and 2-week rotations through the

  • Thoracic Pathology Consultation service (8 months),
  • frozen section team serving University Hospital, the Cardiovascular Center (CVC), and adult patients at Mott Children’s and Women’s Hospital (2 weeks x 2), and
  • electives (3 months).

The Consultation services include extramural consultation cases, outside cases sent in for patients seeking care at Michigan Medicine (“transfer cases”), intramural consultation cases, and transplant lung biopsies.  Our fellow and faculty are also available for daily consultation in the gross room to ensure appropriate disposition of all surgical specimens relevant to thoracic pathology.

Our fellows supplement “on the job” learning with a comprehensive teaching collection and regularly scheduled multidisciplinary conferences, including weekly Thoracic Oncology Tumor Board and Interstitial Lung Disease conference.  Fellows also participate in a monthly multi-institutional journal club.

 

Teaching Opportunities

In addition to teaching peers at the microscope and in the grossing room, fellows are expected to present at least one didactic lecture or slide conference to the residents during the course of their training.  If interested, medical student teaching, mentorship, and curriculum development opportunities are also possible.

 

Publication

Fellows will participate in at least one research project prior to graduation from the program that is likely to result in peer-reviewed publication.