Cytopathology Fellowship

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Cytopathology Fellowship

The 2018-19 position is no longer available.

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center offers a one-year ACGME-approved fellowship that includes training in diagnostic gynecological and non-gynecological exfoliative cytopathology, fine-needle aspiration biopsy, specimen preparation, and laboratory management. The Papanicolaou Cytopathology Laboratory accessioned more than 58,000 specimens last year, of which approximately 13,000 were non-gynecological specimens and of those, over 4,800 were fine-needle aspirations, offering a broad range of specimens from which the trainee may learn.

Training includes the performance and on-site interpretation of fine-needle aspirations of palpable and non-palpable masses obtained under radiologic guidance — including transabdominal and endoscopic ultrasound, computed tomography (CT scanning), and stereotactic guidance. Fellows are expected to complete one project in cytopathology for presentation at the ASC or USCAP meetings. Graduating fellows are fully prepared for a career in either an academic or private practice setting.

The cytopathologists on the Cytopathology Service have extensive experience in both exfoliative and aspiration cytopathology. They have trained and worked at renowned institutions, including Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Montefiore Medical Center, New York University Langone Medical Center, and Oregon Health & Science University.

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: Alain Borczuk, MD, Interim Director, Cytopathology Fellowship, Abha Goyal, MD, June H. Koizumi, MD and Rema Rao, 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 The letters should be addressed to:

     Dr. Alain Borczuk - Interim Director, Cytopathology Fellowship
     Weill Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital
     Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
     525 East 68th Street, F-766A
     New York, NY 10065

Click below to fill out an application:

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