The program is designed to serve as a diagnostic expert in the interpretation of all surgical pathology specimens. Expertise will include; frozen section interpretation, intra-operative consultations--gross examination, biopsy diagnosis/interpretation and appropriate work-up of cancer resections. The fellow in Surgical Pathology will develop an analytical approach to diagnoses, which include the appropriate use of ancillary techniques such as electron microscopy, immunohistochemistry and molecular pathology. Training in this program will encompass consultation to health care providers, teaching/staffing medical students, residents, pathologists and clinicians with occasional conferences. Participate in a research project, which leads to publication in a peer reviewed journal.

     Surgical Pathology Fellowship, Goals and Objectives (PDF link)

The Program Director will select from resident applicants preferably who have had four or more years of training with two years anatomic pathology and two years clinical pathology experience. E.O.E.

** Currently accepting 2020-2021 Applications for GI Surgical Pathology **

Application Deadline for 2020-2021: December 1, 2018

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
  • Letter of Interest or Intent
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation (one must be from your Residency Program Director)
    • Please address to John Bishop, M.D., Director, Surgical Pathology Fellowship
    • Original Letters do not need to be sent via regular mail if emailed directly by authors or program coordinator

          APC and CAP fellowship application guidelines  (PDF link)

Please send applications to:

Anna G. Schmidt
Residency & Fellowship Program Coordinator
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
UC Davis Medical Center
4400 V St., PATH Building, Suite 1104
Sacramento, CA 95817
Office: (916) 734-3331