The Department of Pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine offers an ACGME-accredited, one year fellowship program in molecular genetic pathology. A second year option can be considered for individuals interested in pursuing a research focused academic career. This fellowship provides comprehensive training in molecular testing for human genetics, infectious diseases, hematopathology, oncology, pharmacogenetics, and molecular immunology.
Training includes didactic lectures in molecular pathology, rotations through a variety of active clinical laboratories performing molecular testing, active consultation on clinical problems related to these tests, and clinical research. A large variety and volume of molecular assays are received from University of Utah Health and the Associated Regional and University Pathologists (ARUP Laboratories) reference testing network. A broad range of types of molecular testing is performed ranging from traditional PCR based assays to next generation sequencing based assays including multi-gene panels for inherited disorders and oncology diagnostics and exome sequencing for inherited disorders.
Opportunities for gaining competence in clinical/pathological correlation for a variety of molecular assays are abundant. Active development of new molecular assays is ongoing, incorporating a broad range of traditional and cutting-edge technologies. Fellows are expected to participate in projects of basic assay development and validation. Exposure to laboratory management is provided.
This training program satisfies the requirements for the American Board of Pathology and American Board of Medical Genetics examinations in Molecular Genetic Pathology.
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, clinical or anatomic/clinical pathology, and be eligible for a Utah state medical license. Prior experience in molecular biology or genetics is preferred.
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.
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.