UC Davis offers a 1 year GYN 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 (with full sign-out privileges; in agreement and at the discretion of the Fellowship Director)

The Fellowship Director will select from resident applicants who have preferable had four or more years of training with two years anatomic pathology and two years clinical pathology experience or an AP only residency. Applicants must be licensed in California in the spring prior to their start date.

** Currently accepting 2021-2022 Applications for GYN-Breast Pathology Fellowship**

Application Deadline for 2021-2022: October 1, 2019

Completed applications consist of the following and must be free of gaps of time, whether professional or personal:

  • 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 John Bishop, M.D., Director, Surgical Pathology Fellowship

    Please submit all application materials to Anna G. Schmidt, Residency & Fellowship Program Coordinator at: hs-pathprograms@ucdavis.edu.