Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowships
Oregon Health & Science University offers an ACGME-accredited one-year fellowship in Molecular Genetic Pathology, a subspecialty jointly accredited by the American Board of Pathology and the American Board of Medical Genetics. The MGP fellow will gain a working knowledge of all current clinical and translational research molecular diagnostic procedures including DNA and RNA extraction, Southern blots, in situ hybridization/FISH, comparative genomic hybridization, mutation scanning methods, qualitative and quantitative amplification methods, gene-specific DNA sequencing, and high-throughput next generation (massively parallel) DNA sequencing. These technologies are applied in a wide spectrum of clinical settings including cancer, infectious disease, inherited disease (Mendelian, trinucleotide repeats, and complex), HLA-typing and identification. The MGP fellow will learn to analyze and interpret molecular data from clinical cases, and to compose and communicate diagnostic reports. These molecular results will be correlated with clinical, laboratory, morphologic, immunophenotypic and cytogenetic findings. Exposure to ethical issues, lab quality assurance and lab administration are an additional part of the MGP curriculum. The MGP fellow will also learn to design and implement translational research projects aimed at understanding the molecular basis of disease or translating such basic discoveries into improved patient care. An optional second year of full time research may be available to interested and eligible fellows.
Program Director: Richard D. Press, MD, PhD
- Requirements: Candidates must have an MD degree (or equivalent), and have either completed training in an ACGME-accredited residency in Medical Genetics or Pathology (AP and/or CP), or be certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics. 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 molecular genetic pathology 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 November 1, 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 Molecular Genetic Pathology 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