The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Department of Pathology offers a one-year fellowship program in cytopathology. The core responsibilities include performing superficial fine needle aspirations and on-site assessment of guided deep aspirates on both pediatric and adult patients, gaining advanced experience in diagnosis, teaching, and research in clinical cytopathology. Diagnostic material consists of a wide variety of gynecologic and non-gynecologic specimens.
Fellows are given increasing responsibility in cytopathology sign-out as they acquire experience and participate in teaching pathology residents, medical students, and cytotechnology students. They also gain experience with palpation-guided and ultrasound (US)-guided fine needle aspirations (FNA) in the department's FNA clinic. Research opportunities in immunocytochemistry, morphometry, and applied molecular pathology are available. Goals of the program are to provide advanced training in cytopathology and FNA using state-of-the-art supportive diagnostic techniques, to prepare for a career in academic or community cytopathology, and to prepare for the American Board of Pathology Added Qualification in Cytopathology exam. A variety of local and national educational conferences are available. There is an academic fund for each fellow to attend local or national meetings to present research endeavors.
These positions are open to applicants who have completed training in a US or Canadian ACGME accredited AP/CP or AP only residency program. Applicants must be Board eligible or Board certified. International medical school graduates will only be considered if they have completed residency training in a US or Canadian ACGME accredited residency program. A California medical license is required on Day One of appointment.
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Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Personal Statement - Must provide Personal Statement
CAP Application - The CAP application may be accessed at cap.org/apps/docs/pathology_residents/pdf/residents_forum_standardized_fellowship_application.pdf.
California Medical License - Must have California Medical License by start of Fellowship
Current Medical License - Provide copy of current medical license
Medical School Diploma
USMLE (Steps 1, 2, & 3) - Provide a copy of your USMLE exam results
Residency and/or Fellowship Certificates - Must have copy of residency and/or Fellowship certificate(s) by start of fellowship
Letter of Good Standing from current Program Director - Trainees currently in a residency or fellowship program must obtain a letter of good standing from their current program director
Government issued ID - Copy of current government issued ID
Photo - Please provide recent photo
International Medical Graduates - MUST include PTAL Letter & ECFMG cert
International Medical Graduates - MUST provide copy of J1-visa, valid passport, permanent residence or citizenship
Misc / Additional (Optional)
- 3-5 letters of reference required