This one year ACGME-accredited program is designed to provide comprehensive training in diagnostic cytopathology, particularly the immediate evaluation, triage and final diagnosis of fine needle aspirations (FNA’s). The cytology laboratory evaluates approximately 25,000 gynecologic and 5,000 non-gynecologic specimens of which 2000 are FNA’s per year. The fellow will become proficient in laboratory management, diagnostics; including the performance and interpretation of FNA’s and new technologies; including the ThinPrep Imaging System, HPV-DNA testing, and medical informatics. The cytopathology section utilizes video streaming from remote locations for immediate evaluation of FNA’s. This cutting edge experience provides fellows with comprehensive training in the new technologies benefiting cytopathology today. The department has a strong academic mission, and provides opportunities for cytology-based research, including molecular diagnostics. The fellow will participate in the education of residents and medical students on cytology rotations. Educational opportunities exist for rotation at the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (including evaluating its large volume of gynecologic specimens, spending time in the cytogenetics laboratory, and teaching in the School of Cytotechnology). The fellow is expected to complete a research project for publication. Upon completion, the fellow will be prepared to direct a university or community-based practice cytopathology laboratory.
Applicants must be AP or AP/CP Board eligible or board certified.
Commensurate with the year of postgraduate training.