Cytopathology Fellowship

This fellowship provides one year of advanced training in diagnostic cytopathology and the performance of fine needle aspirations under the supervision of three board certified cytopathologists.  The fellow will perform fine needle aspirations and provide interpretations in radiologic and clinical settings with supervision.  The cytopathology service evaluates 20,000 gynecologic Pap tests and 5,000 non-gynecologic specimens, including 1,700 fine needle aspiration specimens per year.  Fellows assume graduated responsibility throughout the year.  The fellow will also learn research and quality assurance principles, and design and conduct a project in each area during their programmatic year. 


Preference will be given to candidates who are Board certified or are eligible for certification by the American Board of Pathology in anatomic pathology or anatomic and clinical pathology. 

Stipends: Commensurate with the level of training.


The Cytopathology Fellowship program at the University of Colorado is participating in the American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) Unified Recruitment Timeline for the 2023-2024 fellowship year starting on July 1, 2023. 

  1. Applications will start being reviewed: July 15, 2021.
  2. Interviews will start being offered: August 15, 2021.
  3. Earliest date to extend an offer to an applicant: October 1, 2021. 

Please go to this link to view the ASC Fellowship Unified Timeline webpage for more information:

Pat Braund Fellowship application 2021

For application deadlines and openings see: Fellowship Programs Information​ 

​Please address all inquiries to: Patricia Braund, Residency/Fellowship Coordinator, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, 12631 E. 17th Avenue, Mail Stop B216, Aurora, CO  80045

Phone:   (303) 724-3483 

Fax:        (303) 724-1105