Cytopathology Fellowship

Program: A one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship in cytopathology is offered and designed as a comprehensive training experience in diagnostic clinical cytopathology. Experience is provided at Saint Louis University Medical Center and Quest Diagnostic Laboratories. Training is provided in both gynecologic and nongynecologic materials, and performance and interpretation of fine needle aspirations. Fellows participate in all aspects of the service and are given progressive responsibilities. Emphasis is placed on the performance and interpretation of percutaneous FNA biopsies. Diagnostic and research facilities are available in molecular biology, immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy and flow cytometry. There is time devoted to specimen preparation, laboratory management, quality issues, and automated cytology. Fellows participate in medical student and pathology resident education, as well as in interdepartmental conferences. The overall goal of the fellowship is to provide strong, broad-based training in clinical cytopathology.

Requirements: The candidate must have completed an accredited pathology residency in AP or AP/CP. The candidate must be able to apply successfully for Missouri State medical licensure.

Types and Numbers of Appointments: One per year.

Stipends: Stipends are commensurate with the level of postgraduate training in pathology. A travel and book allowance is provided.

Program Director: Eric Staros, M.D.


Standardized Fellowship Application

Inquiries should be sent to:
Eric Staros, M.D., Program Director
Cytopathology Fellowship
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Department of Pathology
1402 South Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63104
Phone: (314)577-8694
Fax: (314)577-8374

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