Breast & Gynecological Pathology Fellowship

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.

Requirements:

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.

Applications:

Irma Salas - Fellowship Application 2022

For application deadlines and openings see: Fellowship Programs Information​ ​

Send cover letter, and curriculum vitae to the Program Coordinator, Irma Salas, at Irma.Salas@cuanschutz.edu

Program Director: Dr. Rebecca Wolsky, rebecca.wolsky@cuanschutz.edu

Associate Program Director: Dr. Lauren McLemore, lauren.mclemore@cuanschutz.edu

University of Colorado Department of Pathology Website: http://pathology.ucdenver.edu

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Rebecca Wolsky MD

Assistant Professor – Director of Gynecologic and Obstetric Pathology
  • Pathology (SOM)
  • University of Colorado, Anschutz
  • Department of Pathology

Areas of Expertise

 
Academic Appointments
  • Assistant Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine (2019-present)
  • Assistant Professor, University of California, San Francisco (2017-2019)
  • Clinical Instructor, University of California, San Francisco (2016-2017)
Subspecialty
Gynecologic Pathology

Education, Licensure & Certifications

Education
Fellow, Gynecologic Pathology, University of California, San Francisco (2015-2016)
Fellow, Surgical Pathology, University of California, San Francisco (2014-2015)
Resident, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, University of Chicago Medicine (2010-2014)
MD, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine (2006-2010)
 
Columbia University, Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program (2003-2005)
 
BA, Linguistics, Stanford University (1995-2000)
 
 
Board Certification
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (2014)
 
Medical Licensure
Colorado (2019-present)

Awards

Honors& Awards
  • 2019-20 Summit Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Education of Pathologists, University of Colorado, Department of Pathology; 

  • Faculty Teaching Award, Anatomic Pathology, University of California, San Francisco (2019)
  • Fellows Teaching Award, Anatomic Pathology, University of California, San Francisco (2016)
  • Postbaccalaureate Premedical Scholarship, Columbia University (2004)
  • Linguistics Departmental Honors for Senior Thesis, Stanford University (2000)
  • Cap & Gown Women’s Honor Society, Stanford University (2000)