The Department of Pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine offers an ACGME-accredited, one-year fellowship program in cytopathology. Experience is provided at University of Utah Hospital, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Primary Children’s Hospital, and ARUP Laboratories. Diagnostic material covers the spectrum of cytopathology practice and includes utilization of specialized, ancillary tests. We see cases from around the country due to our alliance with ARUP Laboratories. Over 40,000 cytology specimens are processed each year, approximately three-quarters Gyn, one-quarter Non-Gyn. A fellow can expect to perform at least 50 palpable FNA procedures over the course of the training year.
The fellow participates in all aspects of the service and is given progressive responsibilities. Emphasis is placed on the performance and interpretation of FNA biopsies. The fellow has the opportunity to work with an endocrinologist to gain experience performing ultrasound-guided thyroid FNAs. Diagnostic and research facilities are available in molecular biology, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence (FISH), and flow cytometry. The Cytopathology Division has an active clinical UroVision FISH testing laboratory. Training time is dedicated to specimen preparation, laboratory management, automated cytology, quality control, and regulatory issues. The fellow participates in a variety of educational activities including involvement in interdisciplinary clinical conferences and journal club.
This training program satisfies the requirements for the American Board of Pathology examination in Cytopathology.
Location: Huntsman Cancer Institute
Stipend: Commensurate with year of postgraduate training
Applicants must hold an MD degree, DO degree (or foreign equivalent with ECFMG certification), be board eligible or board certified in anatomic pathology, and be eligible for a Utah state medical license.
The J-1 visa is the required visa for international trainees. This policy is governed by the University of Utah Office of Graduate Medical Education and applies to all Department of Pathology fellowships, regardless of program accreditation or associated degree type.
All positions through June 2026 have been filled. Interested candidates for the 2026-27 training year should submit cover letter with personal statement, curriculum vitae, CAP Standardized Fellowship Application, and three letters of recommendation (one of which should be from current/most recent program director) to Fellowship Coordinator Mark Malcolm. PDF format preferred.
The University of Utah School of Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, genetic information, or veteran’s status.
|CYTOPATHOLOGY FELLOWSHIP UNIFIED TIMELINE | 2026-27 TRAINING YEAR|
|Application Submission Window||Programs can accept applications at any time. (Suggested window: July – September)|
|Start of Application Review||July 1, 2024|
|Interview Window||August 12 - October 31, 2024|
|Earliest Offer Date||October 1, 2024|
|Acceptance Terms||24 hours to accept/decline upon receipt of offer.|
|SOURCE: Unified Timeline; Guidelines|