The Department of Pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine offers an ACGME-accredited one-year fellowship program in hematopathology. Our fellowship provides a breadth of training opportunities and graduates of our program are well-prepared for a variety of practice settings.
Our trainees participate in several services including a busy national consultation service, lymph node and bone marrow services from our large academic medical center and renowned NCCN cancer center, and see a variety of pediatric cases from our affiliated children’s hospital. Rotations also include flow cytometry, coagulation, hemoglobinopathy and molecular pathology (NGS and non-NGS) in a large reference laboratory setting. Working in the ARUP reference laboratory provides exposure to new technologies as well as ample opportunities to hone laboratory management skills. Fellows have close interaction with other departments in multidisciplinary conferences and other collaborations including a molecular tumor board. Fellows who desire will also have the opportunity to perform bone marrow biopsy procedures.
Abundant opportunities for translational research projects exist, and fellows are encouraged to participate in resident and medical student teaching. We also have regular didactic conferences including a journal club. The majority of our fellows present their research at national meetings such as USCAP, with travel support provided, in addition to a generous book fund.
This training program satisfies the requirements for the American Board of Pathology examination in Hematology.
Location: ARUP Laboratories
Stipend: Commensurate with year of postgraduate training
Applicants must hold an MD degree, DO degree (or foreign equivalent with ECFMG certification), be board eligible or board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology, and be eligible for a Utah state medical license.
The J-1 visa is the required visa for international trainees. This policy is governed by the University of Utah Office of Graduate Medical Education and applies to all Department of Pathology fellowships, regardless of program accreditation or associated degree type.
Interested candidates should submit cover letter with personal statement, curriculum vitae, CAP Standardized Fellowship Application, and three letters of recommendation to Fellowship Director Jeffrey R. Jacobsen, MD, or Fellowship Coordinator Leslie Calvert. We use a rolling admissions process, thus early application is recommended. We have filled our spots for the 2024-25 AY, and will begin accepting applications for the 2025-26 AY in April 2024.
The University of Utah School of Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, genetic information, or veteran’s status.
Jeffrey R. Jacobsen, MD | Program Director