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Brad S. Karon, M.D., Ph.D.

Mayo Clinic Dept of Pathology

200 First St SW Rochester, MN 55905

Tel: (507) 284-1196 Fax: (507) 538-3267

E-mail: pathologyeducation@mayo.edu

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency ProgramEdit

Residency OverviewEdit

The four-year anatomic and clinical pathology (AP/CP) training program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester offers unparalleled training in anatomic and clinical pathology for a successful career in private practice or academic pathology. A three-year AP-only track is also available. The residency program appoints five residents per year. For those interested in devoted time for basic, translational or clinical research, a Clinician-Investigator Training Program (CITP) and a Ph.D., Master’s degree or postdoctoral certificate in Clinical and Translational Science are available.



Director OverviewEdit

Welcome to the Mayo Clinic Pathology Residency Program! We offer a dynamic training program that will prepare you for a very successful career in pathology, regardless of whether you ultimately choose an academic or a community practice setting.

Our residents have the benefit of training in an integrated department (laboratory medicine and anatomic pathology) with an integrated AP/CP curriculum. Anatomic pathology and all of the various laboratories provide access to and experience with a very high volume of material which includes the full spectrum of basic, “bread and butter” cases as well as an unparalleled level of exposure to complex subspecialty material and faculty expertise.

Our program offers a great degree of flexibility in our curriculum, allowing for optimal diversification based on one’s subspecialty interests and career goals. We also have a large number of fellowship opportunities to further enhance your training, including: General Surgical Pathology, Bone/Soft Tissue Pathology, Cytopathology, Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Pathology, Pulmonary Pathology, Cardiovascular Pathology, Neuropathology, Dermatopathology, Hematopathology, Transfusion Medicine, Clinical Microbiology, Clinical Chemistry, Molecular Genetic Pathology, Clinical Biochemical Genetics, Clinical Molecular Genetics, and Clinical Cytogenetics.

Graduates of our residency program are highly competitive and sought after for both fellowship and job opportunities. We currently have about a 50:50 mix of graduates from our program who are working in academic vs. community practice positions, which is further testament to our balanced and flexible curriculum.

The outstanding reputation of the Mayo Clinic is evident in all aspects of the numerous residencies and fellowships offered here. The atmosphere is both professional and collegial and we also benefit substantially from a “teamwork” mentality and outstanding support staff.

In short, we provide a unique training environment powered by exceptional people and incomparable resources. Thank you for your interest in our program

Enthusiastically yours, Brad Karon, M.D., Ph.D. Director, Pathology Residency Program

Resident TestimonialEdit

What attracted you to Mayo Clinic for residency training?

" The unique ethos and structure at Mayo Clinic facilitates trainees focusing purely on the knowledge, skill and experience to be gained in reviewing and examining an unparalleled volume and variety of material in a most collegial and collaborative atmosphere. It is a “dream come true” with zero scut work. There are SO many learning opportunities! Also, my co-residents are a pleasure to work with. The interaction between peers is very encouraging and positive.


What makes the Mayo Clinic Pathology Residency unique?

The residency here at Mayo affords trainees the opportunity to be mentored by a group of highly motivated experts in each discipline in anatomic and clinical pathology. A didactic lecture series covers extensively both AP and CP curricula during a protected time daily. This lecture series provides a foundation that is built upon by numerous electives and core rotations that include the gamut of routine and esoteric/rare cases.

A unique element of the program is the exposure to a large and varied case mix sent for review from around the world. The review is performed using high throughput equipment and infrastructure. Thus there are tremendous opportunities to learn about lab management, system-based and problem-based learning. In addition, there is a formal lab management course which can be complimented with specific lab director electives, both unique and well organized. The communication between individuals and groups at Mayo Clinic is outstanding, together with the professionalism across the institution; the atmosphere here creates an environment of excellence conducive for high quality education and research endeavors. Most importantly, the residents here are all happy to be at Mayo Clinic and enthusiastic about the amazing educational experiences. There are many successful training programs in the USA but there is no other place, we would rather be to learn pathology. Special Coagulation Fellowship Program

It is a very convenient, clean and safe place to live. There is virtually no traffic congestion and the people here are charming. The Mayo Fellows Association and other groups facilitate numerous fun and recreation activities year round in Rochester or its surroundings. One can a fun social calendar with (i) the friends one will make here in what is a “global small town”, (ii) the proximity to the Twin Cities and (iii) the MFA activities. There is an emphasis on healthy living so there are many opportunities to get outdoors, live healthy and make new friends. "


For the Mayo Clinic Pathology Residency Facebook Group page, please click on either of the links below:

Mayo Clinic Pathology Residency Facebook Page

http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/125497000836211/


For more information, please contact us:

Marie-Christine Aubry, MD

College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic

Dept of Pathology, Hilton 11

200 First St SW Rochester, MN 55905

Tel: (507) 284-1196 Fax: (507) 538-3267

E-mail: pathologyeducation@mayo.edu

Clinical Medical Genetics Residency ProgramEdit

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Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology FellowshipEdit

Mayo Clinic's one-year Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology Fellowship Program offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis of benign and malignant bone and soft tissue tumors. Fellows train under the guidance of staff in Mayo Clinic's Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, one of the largest clinical laboratories in the world. Successful completion of the program offers excellent preparation for a career in an academic medical center or large private center:

The Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology Fellowship provides:

  • Opportunities to review all of Mayo Clinic's consultation cases seen by members of the Bone and Soft Tissue Working Group - approximately 5,000 cases annually
  • Experience in gross examination and frozen section interpretation
  • Development of permanent section hematoxylin and eosin diagnostic skills
  • Electives in 15 subspecialty training areas, including dermatopathology, molecular anatomic pathology, breast pathology, genitourinary pathology and gastrointestinal pathology, among others
  • Didactic training, including a core lecture series covering a range of topics in bone and soft tissue pathology, general surgical pathology, and ancillary techniques including immunohistochemistry and molecular anatomic pathology
  • Extensive teaching archives
  • Numerous research opportunities

Applications for each academic year, which begins in June, should be completed by January 1 of the previous year. Positions may be offered prior to the application deadline.

Apply online at: https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=mayo-fp

Program Contact:

Andrew L. Folpe, M.D., Program Director

Tammy Olson, Education Program Coordinator

Email: pathologyeducation@mayo.edu

Breast Pathology FellowshipEdit

Mayo Clinic's one-year Multidisciplinary Breast Pathology Fellowship Program offers an unparalleled opportunity to gain experience in a multidisciplinary approach to managing patients with breast disease. Fellows complete two-week rotations through each of the major clinlical disciplines involved in patient care, including the Breast Diagnostic Clinic, Breast Imaging and Intervention, Breast Surgery, Medical Genetics, Medical Oncology, and Radiation Oncology. The fellowship also includes a one-month rotation in the Division of Cytogenetics. The remainder of the fellowship year is spent in Surgical Pathology.

The Multidisciplinary Breast Pathology Fellowship provides:

  • Opportunities to review all consultation cases seen by members of th Breast working group in the Division of Anatomic Pathology (~7,000/year), and all breast cases analyzed in the Division of Cytogenetics (~6,000/year)
  • Experience with the molecular cytogenetic techniques of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) as it pertains to HER2 testing for breast cancer
  • Training from staff in one of the largest clinical laboratories in the world, comprised of 1,600 people working in 40 specialty laboratories and performing more than 13 million tests a year
  • Research opportunities and didactic training, including a core lecture series covering a range of topics in anatomic and clinical pathology

Applications for each academic year, which begin in June, should be completed by January 1 of the previous year. Positions may be offered prior to the application deadline.

Apply online at: http://app.applyyourself.com/?id=mayo-fp

Program Contacts:

Carol Reynolds, M.D., Program Director

Tammy Olson, Education Program Coordinator

Email: pathologyeducation@mayo.edu


Cardiovascular Pathology Fellowship ProgramEdit

Mayo Clinic's one-year Cardiovascular Pathology Fellowship offers the opportunity to evaluate and learn from an exceptionally large and diverse amount of pathologic material. Annual volumes of cardiovascular pathology specimens at Mayo Clinic Rochester are nearly 1,500 cardiovascular surgical specimens, 700 endomyocardial biopsies (including 600 transplant biopsies), and 100 wet-tissue external consultation cases. The Rochester campus has a glass slide teaching set comprised of over 300 classic cases to augment the fellow’s experience in areas not encountered during routine clinical work. There is also a collection of thousands of mounted museum specimens and formalin-fixed heart specimens representing a vast spectrum of congenital and acquired cardiovascular diseases. The fellowship includes rotations in autopsy (8 weeks) and elective time for research and/or subspecialty rotations. The fellowship combines diagnostic training with opportunities for wide-ranging research projects with mentoring from three cardiovascular pathologists in the division who have authored over 400 peer-reviewed papers and over 85 book chapters. There are also extensive opportunities for interactions with clinical colleagues in the form of working conferences, teaching conferences, Mayo Medical School and Allied Health cardiovascular courses, and attendance at clinical conferences.

Requirements: Applicants must have a medical degree with United States or Canadian residency training in anatomic pathology or anatomic and clinical pathology.

Types and Numbers of Appointments: One position is available each year on a competitive basis.

Stipends: Support is commensurate with the candidate’s level of postgraduate training and in accordance with the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education guidelines.

'Staff: Joseph J. Maleszewski, M.D., Program Director; Marie Christine Aubry, M.D.; Peter Lin, M.D.; William D. Edwards, M.D.

General Information:  Mayo Clinic; 200 First Street SW; Stabile 3-66 DLMP Education; Rochester, MN 55905.  Phone: (507) 293-2015 • Fax: (507) 538-3267 • E-mail: pathologyeducation@mayo.edu

Applications: www.mayo.edu/msgme/application.html

Web site: http://www.mayo.edu/msgme/residencies-fellowships/pathology-and-laboratory-medicine


Clinical Chemistry, Post Ph.D. Fellowship ProgramEdit

Clinical Microbiology, M.D. or Post Ph.D. Fellowship ProgramEdit

Clinical Biochemical Genetics Fellowship ProgramEdit

Clinical Cytogenetics Fellowship ProgramEdit

Clinical Molecular Genetics Fellowship ProgramEdit

Cytopathology Fellowship ProgramEdit

Mayo Clinic's one-year, ACGME-accredited Cytopathology Fellowship Program offers an opportunity to develop expertise in performing and interpreting fine needle aspiration biopsies and interpreting gynecologic and non-gynecologic exfoliative cytology. Mayo Clinic in Rochester processes approximately 65,000 gynecologic cytology cases, 17,000 non-gynecology cytology cases and 6,500 FNA biopsies annually. Fellows train under the guidance of staff in Mayo Clinic's Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, one of the largest clinical laboratories in the world. Its 1,600 staff member in 40 specialty laboratories perform more than 13 million a year.

The Cytopathology Fellowship Provides:

  • Experience analyzing tissue from a variety of specimens, including gynecologic, breast, thyroid urine, pulmonary, body fluids, lymph node, biliary tract and liver.
  • Training in ancillary techniques, such as flow cytometry, molecular diagnostics, cytogenetics and immunocytochemistry.
  • Gradually increasing responsibility in cytopathology sign-out.
  • Didactic training, including a core lecture series covering a range of topics in anatomic and clinical pathology.
  • One month of dedicated research time.
  • Strong emphasis on molecular cytopathology.

Applications for each academic year, which begins in June, should be completed by January 1 of the previous year. Positions may be offered prior to the application deadline.

Apply online at: https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=mayo-fp

Program Contact:

Aziza Nassar, M.D., Program Director

Tammy Olson, Education Program Coordinator

Email: pathologyeducation@mayo.edu

Dermatopathology Fellowship ProgramEdit

Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Pathology Fellowship ProgramEdit

Mayo Clinic's one-year, ACGME-accredited Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Pathology Fellowship program offers exposure to a broad spectrum of biopsy material and surgical specimens relating to gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary disease. Mayo Clinic's annual volume of gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary specimens includes nearly 22,000 endoscopic GI biopsy cases, more than 2,000 liver biopsies, and a large-volume surgical practice with broad exposure to resected gastrointestinal, pancreatic and hpatobiliary cancers.

The Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Pathology Fellowship program provides:

  • Diagnostic training with opportunities for basic science and clinicopathologic research projects.
  • Extensive opportunities for interactions with clinical colleagues.
  • Ten months on GI and liver services and two months general surgical pathology with heavy exposure to frozen sections.
  • Limitless opportunities for research projects.

To learn more and apply, log on to: http://www.mayo.edu/msgme/lm-gastropath-rch.html

Applications for each academic year, which begin in June, should be completed by January 1 of the previous year. Positions may be offered prior to application deadline.

Apply online at: http://app.applyyourself.com/?id=mayo-fp

Program contacts:

Thomas C. Smyrk, M.D., Program Director

Tasha Gilbertson, Education Program Coordinator

Phone: (507) 538-6453

E-mail: pathologyeducation@mayo.edu

Hematopathology Fellowship ProgramEdit

The Mayo Clinic offers a one- or two-year ACGME-accredited Hematopathology Fellowship Program that will prepare you for a career in the diagnostic and research aspects of hematopathology. The Division of Hematopathology is a comprehensive diagnostic laboratory that serves the Mayo Clinic and many other institutions through the reference services of Mayo Medical Laboratories (MML). Hematopathology fellows receive training in all aspects of laboratory hematology including automated cell counting, reticulocyte counting, body fluid analysis, and morphologic evaluation of peripheral blood smears. The Metabolic Laboratory (red blood cell disorders), Cell Kinetics Laboratory (flow cytometry), Molecular Hematology and Coagulation laboratories have large extramural volumes through MML. This includes annual volumes of approximately 35,000 hemoglobin electrophoresis evaluations, 20,000 red blood cell enzyme determinations, 2200 osmotic fragility tests, 14,000 specimens for leukemia/lymphoma immunophenotyping (peripheral blood, bone marrow, and lymph node), and 3800 samples for evaluation of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria. The Coagulation Laboratory performs over 250,000 tests and the Molecular Hematology over 23,000 tests per year. The fellows are exposed to the entire spectrum of neoplastic and benign bone marrow (4100 in-house and 5000 extramural cases) and lymph node pathology (1200 in-house and 10,000 extramural cases). During these rotations, fellows learn to interpret and incorporate the ancillary techniques of cytochemistry, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, cytogenetics, and molecular genetics into the final pathology reports. There are also excellent opportunities to become proficient in the bone marrow biopsy procedure. The fellows spend a month each rotating through the Molecular Hematopathology, Special Coagulation, and Cytogenetics Laboratories. The fellows also attend the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP's) Leadership and Management Training Course. Participation in research projects under the direction of the hematopathology staff is required, and dedicated off-service time is provided.

Requirements: Applicants must have a medical degree with United States or Canadian residency training in anatomic pathology or anatomic and clinical pathology.

Types and Numbers of Appointments: Two positions are available each year on a competitive basis.

Stipends: Support is commensurate with the candidate's level of postgraduate training and in accordance with the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education guidelines.

'Staff: K.K. Reichard, M.D., Program Director and Co-Director of Cell Kinetics Laboratory; J.D. Hoyer, M.D., Co-Director of Metabolic Laboratory; D. Chen, M.D., Ph.D., Co-Director of Coagulation Laboratory; L.N. Dao, M.D.; A. Dogan, M.D., Ph.D., Co-Director of Immunostains Laboratory; A.L. Feldman, M.D.; K.L. Grogg, M.D., Co-Director of Immunostains Laboratory; C.A. Hanson, M.D., Co-Director of General Hematology Laboratory; R. He, M.D.; M.T. Howard, M.D., Co-Director of General Hematology Laboratory; D. Jevremovic, M.D., Ph.D., Co-Director of Cell Kinetics Laboratory; P.J. Kurtin, M.D.; W.R. Macon, M.D.; R.F. McClure, M.D., Co-Director of Molecular Hematology Laboratory; E. D. McPhail, M.D., Co-Director of General Hematology Laboratory; W.G. Morice, II, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of Division of Hematopathology; P. N. Nguyen, M.D.; J.L. Oliveira, M.D., Co-Director of Metabolic Laboratory; ; D.S. Viswanatha, M.D., Co-Director of Molecular Hematology Laboratory.

General Information: Mayo Clinic; 200 First Street SW; Stabile 3-66 DLMP Education; Rochester, MN 55905.  Phone: (507) 293-2015 • Fax: (507) 538-3267 • E-mail: pathologyeducation@mayo.edu

Applications: www.mayo.edu/msgme/application.html

Web site: www.mayo.edu/msgme/lm-hematopath-rch.html


Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship ProgramEdit

Neuropathology Fellowship ProgramEdit

Mayo Clinic's two-year, ACGME-accredited Neuropathology Fellowship program leading to subspecialty certification by the American Board of Pathology. The program aims to prepare trainees ot practice both diagnostic and investigative neuropathology with an emphasis on developing diagnostic skills. Mayo Clinic processes more than 500 autopsy brains, 3,200 neurosurgical, 500 nerve biopsies and 1,200 muscle biopsies annually.

The Neuropathology Fellowship program provides:

  • Experience in diagnostic surgical and autopsy neuropatholgy with state-of-the-art techniques.
  • Dedicated rotations in neuromuscular and peripheral nerve laboratories.
  • Experience in opthalmologic pathology.
  • Research opportunities in degenerative, demyelinating, neoplastic, immunologic, infectious and neuromuscular disorders.
  • Academic opportunities leading to meeting presentations and publications.
  • Opportunities to participate in resident and medical student educational programs.
  • Opportunities to interact with world-class neurologists, neurosurgeons, and neuroradiologists.

To learn more and apply, log on to: http://www.mayo.edu/msgme/lm-neuropath-rch.html

Applications for each academic year, which begin in June, should be completed by January 1 of the previous year. Positions may be offered prior to application deadline.

Apply online at: http://app.applyyourself.com/?id=mayo-fp

Program contacts:

Joseph E. Parisi, M.D., Program Director

Tasha Gilbertson, Education Program Coordinator

Phone: (507) 538-6453

E-mail: pathologyeducation@mayo.edu

Pulmonary Pathology Fellowship ProgramEdit

Description: Mayo Clinic offers a one-year, ACGME-accredited Pulmonary Pathology Fellowship Program during which the fellow works with a broad spectrum of biopsy materials and surgical specimens relating to pulmonary, pleural and thoracic diseases. The fellowship experience includes the interpretation of interstitial, infectious, lymphoproliferative, immunologic and transplant-related lung disease and neoplastic pulmonary, thymic and pleural disease. When necessary, a variety of immunohistochemical, in-situ hybridization and molecular studies are applied as diagnostic tools. Mayo Clinic Rochester material averages 3,000 lung and pleural biopsies and resections, and approximately 1,000 pulmonary cytology specimens (including FNAs, sputa, secretions, and fluids). The fellow also has an opportunity to rotate at Mayo Clinic Scottsdale. The fellow has access to over 6,900 pathology consults in Rochester and Scottsdale combined. The fellow also participates in clinicopathologic projects and a variety of clinical and pathological conferences. Opportunities for basic research also exist.

Requirements: Applicants must have a medical degree with United States or Canadian residency training in anatomic pathology or anatomic and clinical pathology. Preference will be given to those with a surgical pathology fellowship.

Types and Numbers of Appointments: One position is available each year on a competitive basis.

Stipends: Commensurate with level of training.

Staff: Marie Christine Aubry, M.D., Program Director; Daniel W. Visscher, M.D.; Joseph J. Maleszewski, M.D.; Jennifer M. Boland Froemming, M.D.; Anja C. Roden, M.D.; Joanne E. Yi, M.D.

General Information:  Mayo Clinic; 200 First Street SW; Stabile 3-66 DLMP Education; Rochester, MN 55905.  Phone: (507) 293-2015 • Fax: (507) 538-3267 • E-mail: pathologyeducation@mayo.edu

Applications: www.mayo.edu/msgme/application.html

Web site: www.mayo.edu/msgme/lm-pulmonarypath-rch.html

 

Renal Pathology Fellowship Program Edit

Description: Mayo Clinic’s one-year ACGME-accredited Renal Pathology Fellowship Program provides outstanding nephropathology training in all aspects of clinical practice, research, and education. Fellows will have exposure to a broad spectrum of native and transplant kidney biopsy material. The renal biopsy service includes both Mayo Clinic (Rochester) patient biopsies and Mayo Medical Laboratories sent-in tissue processed in the Renal Biopsy Laboratory. Mayo Clinic has a large renal biopsy service, with a yearly volume of approximately 6,000 kidney biopsies, 1,400 of which are transplant biopsies.

The fellowship combines diagnostic training with opportunities for basic science and clinicopathologic research projects. There are extensive opportunities for interactions with clinical colleagues in the form of working conferences (reviewing and discussing material from active patients), teaching conferences (explaining pathology to clinicians and clinical trainees), research meetings, and attendance at clinical conferences. Renal pathology fellows will also have exposure to clinical and laboratory areas related to renal pathology, with rotations in the Clinical Immunology and the Tissue Typing laboratories and attendance at teaching lectures and journal clubs in conjunction with the clinical nephrology fellowship program. There are options for elective rotations in other areas within the Division of Anatomic Pathology, including urologic pathology and transplant pathology.

Our renal biopsy practice is supported by a specialty laboratory which deals only with renal biopsy specimens, encompassing the processing and staining of the specimens for light microscopy, immunofluorescence, and electron microscopy.  Fellows will also gain technical experience in our Electron Microscopy Core Facility.

Requirements: Applicants must have a medical degree with United States or Canadian residency training in anatomic pathology or anatomic and clinical pathology.

Types and Numbers of Appointments: One position is available each year on a competitive basis.

Stipends: Support is commensurate with the candidate’s level of postgraduate training and in accordance with the Mayo School

of Graduate Medical Education guidelines.

Staff:  Lynn D. Cornell, M.D., Program Director; Mariam P. Alexander, M.D.; Mary E. Fidler, M.D.; Loren P. Herrera Hernandez, M.D.; Samih H. Nasr, M.D.; Sanjeev Sethi, M.D., Ph.D.

General Information:  Mayo Clinic; 200 First Street SW; Stabile 3-66 DLMP Education; Rochester, MN 55905.  Phone: (507) 293-2015 • Fax: (507) 538-3267 • E-mail: pathologyeducation@mayo.edu

Applications: www.mayo.edu/msgme/application.html

Web Site:  http://www.mayo.edu/msgme/residencies-fellowships/pathology-and-laboratory-medicine/renal-pathology-fellowship-minnesota

Special Coagulation Fellowship ProgramEdit

Description: The Mayo Clinic is pleased to announce a one-year Special Coagulation Fellowship Program with instruction in the physiology of normal hemostasis, disorders of hemostasis and their management (both hemorrhagic and thrombotic diathesis), and the laboratory tests used in evaluation and diagnosis of disorders of hemostasis.  The Mayo Clinic Special Coagulation Laboratory is one of the world’s largest and most sophisticated laboratories; and during your training, you will be exposed to the entire spectrum of coagulation tests.  Additional training in the areas of hematopathology, molecular pathology, coagulation clinic, thrombophilia center, and transfusion medicine are available.  During this fellowship you will (1) Participate in the outpatient coagulation clinic to develop clinical interview, medical history analysis, and hemostatic disorder management skills.  (2) Participate in interpretive reporting of coagulation test panel results for internal patients and external samples received via the reference laboratory.  (3) Develop reflexive testing algorithm skills, formulate oral and written test interpretations, and possibly communicate information to referring physicians.  (4) Prepare your own research project and participate in ongoing Mayo Clinic research projects with access to textbooks, online databases, online classes, and special coagulation/thrombophilia registries. (5) Prepare for and participate in conferences on clinical and laboratory coagulation topics.

Requirements: Applicants must have a medical degree with United States or Canadian training in one of the following programs:  hematopathology fellowship, clinical and anatomic pathology residency, clinical pathology residency, hematology or medical oncology fellowship, hematology fellowship, transfusion medicine fellowship.

Types and Numbers of Appointments: One position is available each year on a competitive basis.

Stipends: Support is commensurate with the candidate’s level of postgraduate training and in accordance with the Mayo School

of Graduate Medical Education guidelines.

Staff:  Aneel A. Ashrani, M.D., Program Director; Dong Chen, M.D., Ph.D.; William L. Nichols, Jr., M.D.; Rong He, M.D.; John A. Heit, M.D.; Robert D. McBane, M.D.; Animesh Pardanani, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.; Rajiv K. Pruthi, M.B.B.S.; Waldemar E. Wysokinski, M.D., Ph.D.

General Information:  Mayo Clinic; 200 First Street SW; Stabile 3-66 DLMP Education; Rochester, MN 55905.  Phone: (507) 293-2015 • Fax: (507) 538-3267 • E-mail: pathologyeducation@mayo.edu

Applications: www.mayo.edu/msgme/application.html

Web site: http://www.mayo.edu/msgme/residencies-fellowships/pathology-and-laboratory-medicine/special-coagulation-fellowship-minnesota

Surgical Pathology Fellowship ProgramEdit

ACGME-accredited fellowship offers training in an academic medical center that processes more than 100,000 surgical cases and 125,000 cytology cases annually. An additional 50,000 consultative cases are referred each year by pathologists from within the United States and around the world.

In this fellowship, you will learn techniques for fresh gross examination, frozen section interpretation, and permanent section H&E diagnostic skills. You also will learn the utilization and interpretation of special techniques, such as immunohistochemistry.

Your rotation schedule will include a number of months devoted to intensive training in our frozen section labs where examination of both routine and unusual neoplastic and non-neoplastic specimens takes place. Elective months are also offered in our subspecialty areas.

Applications for each academic year, which begins in July, should be completed by January 1 of the previous year. Positions may be offered prior to the application deadline.

Apply online at https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=mayo-fp

Program Contacts:

Diva R. Salomão, M.D.; Program Director

Sara Howen, Education Program Coordinator

Email: pathologyeducation@mayo.edu

Phone: 507-284-1196


Comment 1

(Quoted from studentdoctor.net pathology forum. Posted by Pathologee on 5-27-2011)

"Why Mayo is the best (biased of course)

  • We see a ton of cases. Its mixed neoplastic and non neoplastic and we see more than enough cancer. I had a recent interviewer that was concerned we wouldn’t see enough cancer when we took them to a fancy restaraunt. I almost spit my cheddar biscuits through my nose. There are at least 40k accessioned in house surgical specimens and 40k consults. There is plenty for everyone.
  • Its general signout. At frozen section, outside consults (patients coming to mayo for treatment) and non directed consults (weird cases from around the US and the World) you get everything, all the time. Gynecologic, liver, neuropath, heme, cytology all comes to you. Its your responsibility, it doesn’t go away to a soft tissue, neuropath or heme fellow. We have those fellows here, but they have plenty of their own material to review.
  • Gross with instant gratification. You gross fresh tissue. If you can gross fresh for a year you can gross anything. Also you freeze it immediately so you can see exactly what it is. “What are these friable, loose brown excrescences on the colon wall? Lets freeze it and see. (1 min later). Oh its metastatic serous carcinoma!” I thought I was a good grosser before, but I am much better now. You do not have to physically do the grossing but you can if you want. The PA’s and residents do grossing but you have a chance to for an hour or so while the resident sits in the hot seat.
  • You learn how to write a report. You are responsible for writing sensible reports that have all the pertinent information. Honestly, this was the most valuable part of the fellowship. All diagnoses also get reported to an attending physician, so they all know you very well.
  • Consult cases. Excellent material! Seeing the consults that are sent in, you really get a sense of respect for the community pathologist. This is an atmosphere of cooperation, not condescension that can be seen at some academic centers. Our phone calls and letter to the pathologist reflect this. A benefit of this is job opportunities. You are calling back private practices and it is very easy to give them the diagnosis, exchange pleasantries and conclude with “So….jobs?” You get so many connections like this. I have never heard of a fellow who did not get a job after the fellowship, and it is probably largely in part to calling back cases and networking.
  • Electives. You get about 5 months of elective time. You could do all breast, GI or all medical renal (etc) and make a mini fellowship so you can have an area of expertise. Alternatively you can mix it up and fix your deficient areas by doing a month in various electives.
  • Study sets. The archive has everything. If you feel like looking at a bunch of glandular lesions of the endocervix, 2-3 faculty probably has a study set of 30 of them.
  • Research. You can walk in the door, find the specialist you want to work with and say “I want to do a project” and its yours. There is no pulling blocks or slides, it comes to you. You just have to use your brain. There are statisticians, and even a department that will correct your paper for atrocities against the English language (as seen in this post).
  • An atmosphere of respect. Fellows are treated like attendings and there are no malignant personalities. That type of behavior is simply not tolerated in the department or at the institution.
  • The fellowship is attainable. The fellows are very ethnically and academically diverse. We come from both big and small programs.
  • Most importantly, when you are done, you are ready to be on your own. It’s a very busy fellowship but if you can perform at the frozen section lab and work hard during your electives, you will be a solid addition to your practice.

So what are you waiting for? I encourage residents to apply!"[1]

Transfusion Medicine Fellowship ProgramEdit

Mayo Clinic's ACGME accredited one-year Transfusion Medicine Fellowship offers extensive clinical and laboratory experience in all aspects of blood banking and transfusion medicine to up to two trainees each academic year.

The Division of Transfusion Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota supports solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplant programs, a level I trauma center, high-risk neonatal and obstetrical programs, and large and diverse medical and surgical practices. It has a large intraoperative autotransfusion service and one of the busiest therapeutic apheresis services in North America. In 2010, more than 75,000 units of blood were transfused at the Mayo Clinic.

This training program encompasses the full range of blood center and transfusion medicine activities providing complete “vein to vein” exposure to the trainee in the setting of a structured curriculum and dedicated teaching staff. Trainees are exposed to:

· Donor recruitment, collection, and counseling (40,000 units collected from 17,000 donors)

· Red cell and platelet compatibility testing

· Advanced red cell serology in an accredited Immunohematology Reference Laboratory (71,000 ABO/Rh typings, 51,000 antibody screens, and 7,000 antibody IDs)

· Blood component production and modification

· Hematopoietic progenitor cell processing and cellular therapy manufacturing

· Therapeutic and donor apheresis (3,000 therapeutic apheresis procedures including 1,000 plasma exchanges)

· Allogeneic and autologous adult and pediatric stem cell collection (1,000 peripheral blood stem cell collections)

· Histocompatibility testing

· Donor infectious disease testing

· Acute normovolemic hemodilution, intraoperative cell salvage, and platelet-rich plasma/gel

· Supervised clinical consultation

· Quality, accreditation, and regulatory activities

· Operations, administration, finance, and personnel management

· Clinical and basic science research opportunities

The program is accredited by the ACGME and received 5 year reaccreditation on its most recent site visit. The laboratories of the Division of Transfusion Medicine are accredited by the AABB, the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT), the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI).



To learn more including descriptions of each rotation, a sample schedule, and information about applying, log on to:

http://www.mayo.edu/msgme/lm-transfusionmed-rch.html

Jeffrey L. Winters, M.D., Program Director

Dawn Doherty, Education Coordinator (507-284-2404)

ReferencesEdit

  1. Studentdoctor.net. Post by Pathologee. 5-27-2011.

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