The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine offers a one-year fellowship in Gynecological Pathology. The fellowship is intended to foster the development of strong diagnostic skills and up-to-date training in clinically relevant pathologic aspects for practice in both the academic and community setting. The fellow will spend the majority of their time on the gynecological pathology service. Placental and perinatal pathology, with opportunities for fetal examinations and newborn surgical pathology, are included. The importance of clinic-pathological interaction is stressed, with the fellow participating in tumor board and multi-disciplinary conferences. The fellow participates in daily sign-out and service work-related activities, including overseeing residents on the gynecologic pathology services.
All fellows also spend one rotation as a frozen section/gross room supervisor at The Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center and complete a one-month general surgical pathology rotation at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center. Gynecologic pathology fellows also spend 1 month on our busy cytology service.
Fellows will have the opportunity to independently sign-out clinical cases and perform intraoperative/frozen section consultations. There will be a proctoring process in place to determine the fellow’s readiness to have these clinical privileges.
When on JA-WH or JA-GYN rotations, the fellow will assist and supervise residents with fetopsies and evaluation of D&E specimens from second trimester terminations for congenital anomalies. While accommodating other responsibilities, we will try to prioritize fellow involvement in the gross dissection and organ review, microscopic examination, and oversight and report editing of the residents’ reports. The fellows will also be notified of newborn surgical specimens on the GI, Heart-Lung, and GU services, so that they may participate at the time of sign-out or with subsequent review of these cases.
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