Breast Pathology - Fellowship

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Breast Pathology Fellowship

The fellowship for academic year 2018-2019 has been filled.

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center offers a one-year Breast Pathology Fellowship under the direction of Sandra J. Shin, MD. The fellowship training focuses on the characterization of mammary neoplasms and non-neoplastic diseases of the breast. It emphasizes a multidisciplinary team approach to patient management as well as clinicopathologic and translational research. A wealth of interesting and challenging cases through the long-standing Breast Pathology Consultation Service, founded by Paul Peter Rosen, MD, is available for study. The Breast Pathology Consultation Service processes more than 2,000 cases nationally and internationally each year. 

The fellow also participates in the in-house breast pathology service, which provides additional exposure to more commonly seen malignant and benign mammary diseases and processes over 6,300 breast specimens annually. The collective abundance of breast pathology material, both in terms of volume and diversity, is a unique feature of this Breast Pathology Fellowship.

In addition to a complete diagnostic experience, the fellow is poised to start and complete a translational research project during training. A departmentally funded Translational Research Core Facility offers a wide array of research services, including histology, immunohistochemistry, tissue array, cytogenetics, and molecular techniques, thus providing the opportunity to conduct clinically relevant and scientifically sophisticated studies. This research will be conducted under the supervision of an attending breast pathologist; however, collaborative extradepartmental research opportunities are also possible.

Requirements: Candidates must have completed a four-year Anatomic Pathology/Clinical Pathology residency or three years of a straight Anatomic Pathology residency.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center only accepts J1 visas for all fellowships.

Types and Numbers of Appointments: One position is available each academic year.

Facilities: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is the major clinical affiliate and teaching hospital of Weill Cornell Medical College. NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, an 824-bed facility, is centrally located in a collaborative medical community that includes the Hospital for Special Surgery, Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and The Rockefeller University.

Community: Weill Cornell is located in a beautiful residential neighborhood along the East River in Manhattan, within walking distance of Central Park and the midtown entertainment and shopping areas. Attractions include major museums, concert halls, theaters, and an opera house, all of which are easily accessible.

Faculty: Sandra J. Shin, MD, Syed A. Hoda, MD, Francesca Khani, MD, and Timothy D'Alfonso, MD

Dates and deadlines (for 2018-2019 fellowship year):
August 30, 2016 - Deadline for receipt of completed application (including recommendation letters) from candidates. Please note that we have a rolling admissions policy, therefore, we strongly encourage interested candidates to apply as early as possible.
September 1 through December 1, 2016 - Interviews are conducted.
On or before December 30, 2016 - Issuance of formal offers (12:00pm EST)

Stipends: Salaries are commensurate with the level of training.

Recommendation letters:
Please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to us via email to dmgalvin@med.cornell.edu. The letters should be addressed to:

     Dr. Sandra Shin - Chief, Breast Pathology
     Weill Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital
     Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
     1300 York Avenue, C-302
     New York, NY 10065
     Attn: Ms. Jessica Misner

Click below to fill out an application:

Application Form

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