Carole A Vogler, MD St Louis Univ Sch of Med Dept of Pathology 1402 S Grand Blvd St Louis, MO 63104
Tel: (314) 577-8694 Fax: (314) 577-8374
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Program Director: M. Yadira Hurley, MD.
Program Duration: 1 year
Positions: 2 per year (ideally, 1 derm trained and 1 path trained)
ACGME Accredited: Yes
Contact: Saint Louis University Department of Dermatology, 1402 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63104, Attn: Mary Porter firstname.lastname@example.org
(Posted 28 August 2011)
- This is the first year they are having 2 fellows (one dermatology-trained, one pathology-trained). The volume is good (~25k cases). There are fairly comprehensive didactics. Three of four attendings are derm trained; one is path trained, but she did her fellowship at Mt. Sinai in New York and it is a two year program. So she knows a great deal of clinical dermatology too.
- Path trained fellows have clinic everyday from 1-3 p.m. except Thursdays (academic day), follow the attending and see ~5-10 patients/day. The clinic is downstairs and very convenient.
- They generally choose their fellows about 2 years in advance. All the information is on the department website.
- There is no call. The day starts around 7 a.m. and generally ends by 5:30 or 6. (although there is quite a bit of home reading, etc.) The two fellows are responsible for 2-3 conferences/week...including journal club, grand rounds, melanoma tumor board, a weekly Weedon didactic session and other occasional teaching sessions. The fellows trade off and do every other conference.
- The fellows are required to do a research project/publication of some sort during the year as well as submit an abstract/poster for the ASDP meething. There isn't much time to do intensive bench resources so the projects are typically limited to case studies, reports, small IHC projects etc.
- Fellows get 3 weeks vacation and 3 interview/meeting days. The health insurance is 100% covered by SLU for the employee and family. Dental, life, AD&D are extra.
Comment 2 (9/18/2012):
- There are 2 fellows (one dermatology-trained, one pathology-trained). The volume is good (~25k cases). There are fairly comprehensive didactics. Three of four attendings are derm trained; one is path trained.