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Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Cytopathology Fellowship

Description: The Cytopathology Fellowship provides sub-specialty training in Cytopathology in preparation for certification in specialty qualification in Cytopathology by the American Board of Pathology.   Fellows will be trained in gynecologic cytology a non-gynecologic cytology including fine needle aspiraton (FNA) cytology with acquisition of diagnostic competence and technical skill.   Training in effective communication with patients and clinicians is emphasized as well as training in cytopathology laboratory management including QA/QC training and improvement, with the ultimate goal of optimizing patient care.     Vanderbilt University receives   18,000 pap smears, 6,200 --non-gyn specimens, 3,900 Fine needle aspiration biopsies annually.   The fellow has one month of elective time during the fellowship and may elect to do research or to spend time on a surgical pathology sub- specialty rotation such as Gastrointestinal, Breast, GYN or Genitourinary.

Requirements: Completion of an ACGME accredited Pathology Residency training program.

Types and Numbers of Appointments:  One fellowship position per year will be available.

Facilities: Vanderbilt University Hospital and Vanderbilt Clinic consistently rank among the premier health care facilities in the United States.    U.S. News & World Report has ranked Vanderbilt University Medical Center among the foremost programs the nation.    Constructed in 2004, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is a leading provider of pediatric care and ranked as one of the 10 best children's hospitals in the country and among the top 10 in the nation for pediatric cancer services by Child Magazine.   In the 2008 issue of America's Best Hospitals, the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital ranked 23rd in the nation and the Vanderbilt University Hospital 15th in the nation.    U.S. News &World Report has listed Vanderbilt Medical Center on its “Honor Roll” of best hospitals — an honor reserved for a select group of 19 institutions labeled by the magazine as the “best of the best.” In 2009, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital was ranked among the top 25 in the nation in six pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report.    In FORTUNE magazine's 2009 annual survey of U workplaces, Vanderbilt was named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Work.    Vanderbilt is the only university to ever achieve this honor.    In November of 2009, the Critical Care Tower, a 329,000 square-foot addition to Vanderbilt University Hospital opened.    The $169 million expansion houses 12 new operating rooms and 102 patient beds in the medical, surgical a neurological intensive care units.

Community:  Vanderbilt Medical Center is part of the 330-acre Vanderbilt University campus in a sophisticated, diverse residential community about 1.5 miles from downtown Nashville, with numerous shops and restaurants within easy walking distance.   Nashville, the capital of Tennessee, is the site of numerous colleges and universities, two medical schools, and several large teaching hospitals.   The city has an extensive parks system, a symphony orchestra, opera, ballet, performing arts center, zoo, several museums, The Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry.    The city offers a wide variety of cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities, including a professional football team and hockey team.    The Nashville Metropolitan area is home to about 1.5 million inhabitants.

For fellowships starting July 1, 2016, applications will be accepted starting July 2014 and interviews will begin in October 2014.

Applications: Alice Coogan, Cytopathology Fellowship Director, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, 1161 21st Avenue, MCN CC3322, Nashville, TN 37232-2561

E-mail: alice.coogan@vanderbilt.edu

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