The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Department of Pathology offers a one-year fellowship program in cytopathology. The core responsibilities include performing superficial fine needle aspirations and on-site assessment of guided deep aspirates on both pediatric and adult patients, gaining advanced experience in diagnosis, teaching, and research in clinical cytopathology. Diagnostic material consists of a wide variety of gynecologic and non-gynecologic specimens. Fellows are given increasing responsibility in cytopathology sign-out as they acquire experience and participate in teaching pathology residents, medical students, and cytotechnology students. Research opportunities in immunocytochemistry, morphometry and applied molecular pathology are available. Goals of the program are to provide advanced training in cytopathology using state of the art supportive diagnostic techniques, preparation for a career in academic or community cytopathology, and preparation for the American Board of Pathology Added Qualification in Cytopathology exam. A variety of local and national educational conferences are available. There is an academic fund for each fellow to attend local or national meetings to present research endeavors.
We are participating in the American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) unified recruitment timeline for cytopathology fellowship programs for the 2023-2024 fellowship year starting on July 1, 2023. Applications will start being reviewed July 15, 2021. Interviews will start being offered August 15, 2021. Formal offers to applicants will begin October 1, 2021. Applicants offered a position will have 72 hours to accept or decline the offer.