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The goal of the one-year hematopathology fellowship is to prepare the candidate for advanced practice in hematopathology. The fellowship is based on a model of practice under supervision, rather than a program of didactic and practical exercises.
In general, the practice of hematopathology occurs in one of three major practice settings: academic practice, community hospital based group practice, or commercial laboratory. Each of these settings varies in terms of their typical workloads, spectrum of case types, case complexity, and involvement in teaching and scholarly activity. This fellowship takes place in an academic practice setting and will adequately prepare the candidate for practice in any of the major pathology practice models.
At the end of the one-year Hematopathology Fellowship, the successful candidate will be expected to:
The program is structured to provide all necessary core training over a one year period and to assure that learning the techniques and skills required for excellence in hematopathology practice (adult and pediatric hematopathology, flow cytometry, cytogenetics and immunopathology) is accomplished in a coordinated fashion.
The year is divided a follows:
6 months – hematopathology
2 months - flow cytometry
2 months – clinical hematology and coagulation
2 months – molecular diagnostics and cytogenetics
*elective & research planned according to interest
During the year, the Hematopathology Fellow's mandatory conferences:
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