Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship

molecular genetics

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

Positions: Two

Stipend: Commensurate with year of postgraduate training

Contact Us

Please complete the CAP application form and send with the required documents to the following:

Coordinating Faculty

Karl V. Voelkerding, MD

ARUP Laboratories

Dept. of Medical Directors

500 Chipeta Way - MS 115

Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Email: voelkek ~at~ aruplab.com

Phone: 801-583-2787 ext. 2190

Mishka Foster

Fellowship Coordinator

Email: mishka.foster ~at~ aruplab.com

Phone: 801-583-2787 ext. 4505

Fax: 801-584-5207