Vanderbilt Department of Pathology
Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship Program Director
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine offers a 1-year ACGME-accredited Fellowship in Molecular Genetic Pathology at
Collectively, the molecular genetic and molecular infectious disease (ID) laboratories perform almost 90,000 billable tests annually.
The curriculum includes didactic courses offered through the CHRC. In addition to developing skills required to direct a clinical molecular genetics laboratory, the fellow will be instrumental in test development and implementation and will conduct clinically-based research.
The fellow will gain experience in the following molecular techniques: nucleic acid extraction, routine PCR, fluorescent PCR, allele specific PCR, RT PCR and real time PCR, we well as invader technology, Southern blot analysis, gel and capillary electrophoresis, SNP studies, MSI and LOH analysis and DNA sequencing. The fellow will have rotations in the molecular ID lab, HLA and cytogenetics lab and have clinical exposure to the diagnosis and management of patients with inherited disease through work in the division of Medical Genetics at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, application, CV, personal statement, USMLE scores, passport size photo, three letters of recommendation, and ECFMG certificate (if applicable) to:
Mary M. Zutter, M.D.
Department of Pathology
Application and pertinent information can be found under Graduate Medical Education at www.vanderbilt.edu