Surgical Pathology Fellowship

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Educational Program

The goal of the Surgical Pathology Fellowship at the University of Michigan is to develop sophisticated surgical pathology expertise in individuals who have completed basic Anatomic Pathology training, yielding pathologists who are capable of practicing independently in a variety of practice settings, directing their own continuing professional development, and contributing to the medical knowledge of their colleagues within and outside of the laboratory. 

The fellow will assume responsibility for overseeing the day to day operation of the signout services, including the frozen section service while in general surgical pathology (Room I).  This will include:

  • Case follow-up/ Pending cases
  • Consult cases
  • Tumor Boards


Fellows are expected to take 10 full weeks of frozen section call after completing the first general surgical pathology (Room 1) rotation and with the approval of the Program Director. The surgical pathology fellows will be asked to formulate an on-call schedule for the year. 


Elective/Research Time:

Each fellow will have 4-5 rotations of elective/research time. Most of this is scheduled before the year starts, based on preferences submitted.  Electives that are available include:  additional time on any of the signout services, dermpath, cytopath, hemepath, neuropath, bone and soft tissue pathology, GI consults, pulmonary pathology, pediatric pathology, molecular pathology.  Elective time can also be committed to a research project.  We would encourage fellows interested in an academic career to try and gain subspecialty experience in a single organ system during this elective time.