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The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine offers a one-year fellowship in Genitourinary Pathology. The fellowship is intended to foster the development of strong diagnostic skills and up-to-date training to prepare the fellow for practice in both the academic and community settings with strong skills in general surgical pathology and specialized expertise in genitourinary pathology. The fellow will spend the majority of their fellowship on the genitourinary pathology service and general surgery service.
While covering the genitourinary pathology service, the fellow will coordinate and participate in the GU pathology service, including daily sign-out and service work-related activities, overseeing residents on the genitourinary pathology services as well as pathology assistants in the gross room, and presenting at the multi-disciplinary tumor board and radiology-urology-pathology correlation conferences. The fellow also participates in teaching activities, including: 1) Serving as Junior Attending and signing out residents; 2) Presenting one or more GU pathology lectures to residents and fellows; 3) Participating in teaching the GU pathology lab sessions to medical students.
The attendings of GU pathology conduct active basic, translational and clinical research. The fellow has ample opportunity to participate in these research projects.
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.
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.