Since 1999, the Oregon Health & Science University Department of Pathology has offered a one year, ACGME-approved fellowship in cytopathology. Our faculty and fellows have a track record of success in both academic and private practice careers. The program is designed to provide comprehensive training in cytopathology with emphasis on the performance and interpretation of fine needle aspiration biopsies and the integration of molecular diagnostic tools in non-gynecologic and gynecologic specimens. The clinical service volume is moderate with approximately 12,000 gynecologic specimens, 1,500 non-gynecological specimens, and 1,000 fine needle aspirations (FNA) each year. The FNA service emphasizes head and neck lesions, including thyroid, and provides exceptional training in diagnosing endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided biopsies of pancreatic, gastric, and mediastinal lesions. The fellow has increasing levels of responsibility commensurate with their level of performance. In addition to their clinical duties, fellows participate in laboratory management, CAP inspection training, quality control measures, resident education, and translational research activities. Ancillary facilities support immunocytochemistry, flow cytometry, and molecular diagnostics.
Program Director: Terry Morgan, MD, PhD
- Requirements: Applicants must have completed 3 years of AP training or 4 years of AP/CP training in an ACGME- or RCPSC-accredited program and have passed the USMLE Step 3 exam. Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S., or eligible to obtain work authorization, and are expected to take and pass the ABP cytopathology examination upon graduation.
- Stipend: The stipend is commensurate with the year of postgraduate training.
- Next Available Position: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017
- Applications: The deadline for complete application packages, including letters of reference, for the 2016-2017 fellowship year is October 15, 2014.
- Application Form
- Curriculum Vitae
- Personal Statement
- 3 Letters of Recommendation
- Dean's letter
- Medical School Transcript
- USMLE Certificate and scores
- Letter of verification of previous training
- ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)
We encourage electronic applications. If you submit your documents electronically, please include a jpeg head shot photo. We also accept letters of recommendation electronically, emailed directly from the writer/institution of origin.
To apply for the Cytopathology Fellowship at OHSU, please submit the following:
Applicants selected for hire must also provide:
(Some documents may be requested at interview stage)
OHSU is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer
Send all materials to:
Oregon Health & Science University
Pathology Department, L-113
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, OR 97239-3098
Cytopathology Fellowship Graduates
|Name of Fellow||Date of Graduation||Current Position|
|Nicole Turner, MD||June 2013||Surgical Pathology Fellow, University of Washington|
|Marina Landa, MD||June 2012||Staff Pathologist, Harlem Hospital Center|
New York, NY
|George Wettach, MD||June 2011||Staff Pathologist at Blue Mountain Pathology, Inc.|
|Sandra White, MD||June 2010||Director of Cytopathology & Staff Pathologist|
Puget Sound Institute of Pathology
|Thomas Palmrose, MD||June 2009||Staff Pathologist, Good Samaritan Hospital,|
|Reva Ricketts-Loriaux, DO||June 2008||Staff Pathologist, Kaiser Regional Laboratory,|
|Andrew Schreiner, MD||June 2007||Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College,|
New York, NY
|Melinda Racz, MD||June 2006||Staff Pathologist, Space Coast Pathologists,|
|Nisreen Fidda, MD||June 2005||Staff Pathologist, Cell Netix Pathology|