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Dermatopathology Fellowship

The 12-month fellowship is designed to prepare individuals with a background in pathology or dermatology for a career in dermatopathology. Training covers a broad range of subjects including immunopathology and laboratory management; emphasis is placed on clinico-pathologic correlation. Formal teaching conferences and daily sign out of cases utilize 14-headed and 18-headed microscopes. Over 100,000 specimens are accessioned each year.  The fellow has graduated responsibility for signing out cases and for teaching dermatopathology to pathology and dermatology residents. Pathologists receive training in clinical dermatology and dermatologists receive training in general pathology as required for certification. Dermatopathology responsibility and training continues throughout the full 12 months. The fellow is expected to complete a project suitable for presentation at a national meeting and publication in a medical journal. Support is offered in identifying employment opportunities, which will utilize the fellow's dermatopathology experience. Two fellows are appointed each year.  James E. Fitzpatrick, MD serves as Associate Director.  The staff includes four full-time and four part-time board certified dermatopathologists. 

Successful completion of USMLE step 3 or COMLEX part 3 as evidenced by passing grade; board certification or eligibility in pathology or dermatology; interview.

Commensurate with level of postgraduate training.

Application and information can be found on our website.  Send completed application directly to Pat Braund by October 1, 2013 for July 1, 2015.  We are not currently accepting applications through ERAS. 

Patricia Braund, Residency/Fellowship Coordinator, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, 12631 E. 17th Avenue, Mail Stop B216, Aurora, CO  80045. 

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