The Department of Pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine offers an ACGME-accredited, one-year fellowship program in cytopathology. Experience is provided at University of Utah Hospital, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Primary Children’s Hospital, and ARUP Laboratories. Diagnostic material covers the spectrum of cytopathology practice and includes utilization of specialized, ancillary tests. We see cases from around the country due to our alliance with ARUP Laboratories. Over 40,000 cytology specimens are processed each year, approximately three-quarters Gyn, one-quarter Non-Gyn. A fellow can expect to perform at least 50 palpable FNA procedures over the course of the training year.
The fellow participates in all aspects of the service and is given progressive responsibilities. Emphasis is placed on the performance and interpretation of FNA biopsies. The fellow has the opportunity to work with an endocrinologist to gain experience performing ultrasound-guided thyroid FNAs. Diagnostic and research facilities are available in molecular biology, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence (FISH), and flow cytometry. The Cytopathology Division has an active clinical UroVision FISH testing laboratory. Training time is dedicated to specimen preparation, laboratory management, automated cytology, quality control, and regulatory issues. The fellow participates in a variety of educational activities including involvement in interdisciplinary clinical conferences and journal club.
This training program satisfies the requirements for the American Board of Pathology examination in Cytopathology.
Location: Huntsman Cancer Institute
Stipend: Commensurate with year of postgraduate training