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Program Overview

The program is designed to provide comprehensive training in diagnostic cytopathology including fine-needle aspiration biopsy with surgical pathology and clinical correlation. The fellow will be exposed to a wide spectrum of fine needle aspiration and exfoliative cytology specimens.

Fellows are active participants in our weekly FNA clinic where they learn how to perform ultrasound-guided FNAs. Fellows also have a month dedicated to honing their rapid on-site evaluation (“ROSE”) skills for FNAs performed by other proceduralists. Two months are also allocated for electives, with one often being used for research.

Rotations

  • Cytology/Sign-out — 9 months
  • ROSE (Rapid On-Site Evaluations) — 1 month
  • Electives – 2 months (up to 1 month research)

Program Director

Dr. Kurt Schaberg

Candidate must be board-eligible or certified in Anatomic Pathology at the time s/he begins the fellowship program.

  Cytopathology program requirements (PDF link)

** Accepting Applications for 2024-2025 **

We are participating in the American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) unified recruitment timeline for cytopathology fellowship programs for the 2024-2025 fellowship year.

Completed applications consist of the following and must include all gaps of time regardless of professional or personal:   CV/Resume/CAP standardized form; personal statement, three letters of recommendation (one must be from your Residency Program Director), please address to Alaa Afify, M.D., Director, Cytopathology Fellowship (Original letters do not need to be sent via regular mail if emailed directly from author or program coordinator); and letter of interest or intent.

  APC and CAP fellowship application guidelines  (PDF link)

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