The Department of Pathology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, Colorado offers a one-year fellowship program in Breast & Gynecological Pathology based at the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) on the Anschutz Medical Campus. The program design provides a unique experience and offers broad exposure to breast, gynecological, and obstetric pathology. The UCH breast and gynecological multidisciplinary clinics see hundreds of complex patients every year that are discussed at weekly multidisciplinary conferences. Our University of Colorado Hospital is the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the state of Colorado, and one of only four in the entire Rocky Mountain Region. The current breast surgical pathology faculty at UCH include Drs. Sharon Sams, Lauren McLemore, Amber Berning, Miriam Post, and Sanjana Mehrotra. The current gynecological surgical pathology faculty at UCH include Drs. Rebecca Wolsky, Miriam Post, Amber Berning, Lauren McLemore, Sharon Sams, and Jenna Bodmer. In addition, the fellowship has close ties with the departmental molecular lab, the Colorado Molecular Correlates Laboratory (CMOCO), Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO), and breast & gynecological oncologic clinics at UCH, with rotations available at each site on the Anschutz Campus.
Rotating through the breast & gynecological pathology services, the fellow will individually work-up cases in a self-directed manner. This will be closely followed with feedback and instruction obtained during the faculty's regular clinical practice workflow. The fellow will participate in a unique and required longitudinal experience examining the relationships between gynecological tumors and molecular results, in association with CMOCO. Elective time is available to complete research projects or rotate through other pathology sub-specialties, including at the Children’s Hospital Colorado. Over the course of their time in the fellowship program, the fellow will be encouraged to submit at least one abstract for national presentation. Teaching is an important part of the fellowship program, and the fellow will be involved in the education of medical students, residents, and our clinical colleagues.
In addition to the core clinical practice outlined above, the fellow will be integrated into the services’ ancillary clinical activities. The fellow will participate in the regular breast & gynecological multidisciplinary clinical conferences for UCH in which we provide consultant services. In addition,
the fellow will have the ability to lead Breast & Gynecological Journal Club, and participate in weekly interesting case and consultation conferences.
Applicants must have graduated from an accredited school of medicine or osteopathy, be eligible for
medical licensure in the State of Colorado and be board-eligible or board-certified in AP or AP/CP by
the start of the fellowship term.
The Breast & GYN Pathology Fellowship program at the University of Colorado is participating in the Unified Recruitment Timeline for the 2025-2026 fellowship year.
For application deadlines and openings see: Fellowship Programs Information
Send complete application packet to program coordinator, Julia Schuster, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Director: Dr. Rebecca Wolsky, email@example.com
Associate Program Director: Dr. Lauren McLemore, firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Colorado Department of Pathology Website: http://pathology.ucdenver.edu
2019-20 Summit Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Education of Pathologists, University of Colorado, Department of Pathology;