UC Davis offers a 1 year GYN/Breast pathology fellowship which is designed to prepare the fellow as a diagnostic expert in the interpretation of GYN and breast pathology specimens, while also providing continued exposure to the other surgical pathology subspecialties. Expertise will include gross examination, biopsy diagnosis / interpretation, appropriate workup of cancer resections, and intraoperative consultations (frozen section interpretation). The fellow will develop an analytical approach to diagnosis, which includes the appropriate use of ancillary techniques (immunohistochemistry and molecular pathology). Training in this program will encompass consultation to health care staff, residents, pathologists, and clinicians including tumor boards and other conferences. The fellow will also participate in departmental teaching activities for residents and medical students. At completion, the successful fellow will be able to demonstrate the knowledge, poise, maturity and communication skills to effectively function at the level of junior staff/faculty.

Additional components of this fellowship may include junior attending sign-out experience (in agreement and at the discretion of the Fellowship Director).

The Fellowship Director will select from resident applicants who preferably have completed either a full anatomic pathology / clinical pathology residency or an AP-only residency. Applicants must be licensed in California in the spring prior to their start date.

» UPDATED September 19, 2023

2025-2026 Applications for Gyn/Breast Pathology Fellowship now closed.

2026-2027 Applications will open May 1, 2024 and close September 1, 2024.

Completed applications consist of the following:

  • CV/Resume/CAP standardized form
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation sent directly from the author (one must be from the Residency Program Director). Please address to Anthony Karnezis, M.D., Ph.D., Director, GYN/Breast Pathology Fellowship

Please submit all application materials to Damaris Rodriguez, Fellowship Program Coordinator at: hs-pathfellowships@ucdavis.edu.