The Department of Dermatology at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), in partnership with the Department of Pathology, offers a one-year fellowship in dermatopathology accredited through the ACGME. Our highly skilled and experienced team of dermatopathology faculty consists of three dermatopathologists who review over 20,000 biopsies per year including in-house cases, outside consultative cases and direct immunofluorescence specimens.
The overall goal of the dermatopathology fellowship program at OHSU is to train fellows to be superb dermatopathologists, preferably with some academic or teaching roles. Specific goals of the program vary according to whether the fellow has a previous background in pathology versus a background in dermatology. Dermatology-trained fellows rotate through surgical pathology, with emphasis in areas that overlap with dermatopathology. Pathology-trained fellows spend a portion of their training rotating in the dermatology clinics. We have the common goal in producing dermatopathologists who fulfill the dermatopathology ACGME requirements and who will be well-prepared to sit for the certifying examination upon completion of the program.
Additionally, didactic sessions are integrated into the program to enhance the fellow's learning experience. Fellows with a pathology background will attend dermatology conferences, while fellows with a pathology background will sign out dermpath cases with the training program director every afternoon. Required clinical conferences include Grand Rounds, Clinical Dermatology Unknown Conference and Translational Research Conference.
DERMATOPATHOLOGY FACULTYClifton R. White, Jr., M.D., Program Director
Candidates interested in applying for the dermatopathology fellowship should submit all application materials to the address below. Any applications that are late or received after the deadline will not be considered. If you are selected for an interview, you will be scheduled to visit OHSU to meet faculty and staff from both the Departments of Dermatology and Pathology, and to learn more about Portland.
- U.S. or Canadian medical school training
- Current CV (include SF match number)
- Personal statement
- OHSU application
- Three letters of recommendation
Deadline for submission of application materials:
Fellowship program on voluntary hiatus until further notice
Interviews offered: Will be announced
Interviews: Will be announced
Please send all application materials to:Clifton R. White, Jr., M.D., Program Director
Oregon Health & Science University
Department of Dermatology (CH5D)
3303 S.W. Bond Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97239
FORMER FELLOWS2010-2011 - Veselina Korcheva, M.D.
2009-2010 - Rodd H. Takiguchi, M.D.
2008-2009 - Michele M. Thompson, M.D.