Cytopathology Fellowship

This fellowship provides one year of advanced training in diagnostic cytopathology and the performance of fine needle aspirationsof palpable lesions under the supervision of faculty who are all board certified cytopathologists. The fellow will perform fine needle aspirations and provide immediate interpretations for specimens with faculty supervision. The cytopathology service has a high volume of non-gynecologic specimens, including fine needle aspiration specimens and core biopsies, many of which require rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE). Common sample types include ultra-sound guided endoscopy and bronchoscopy procedures, thyroid nodules and image-guided samples collected in Interventional Radiology. Fellows assume graduated responsibility throughout the year. Fellows are involved in the educaton of pathology resident and medical students rotating through Cytopathology.The fellow will also learn lab management and quality assurance principles, and must complete a scholarly project during their program 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.

  1. Applications will start being reviewed: July, 2023 (for the 2025-2026 fellowship year).
  2. Interviews will take place starting August 14, 2023 (for the 2025-2026 fellowship year).
  3. Earliest date to extend an offer to an applicant: October 2, 2023 (for the 2025-2026 fellowship year).

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

CAP Standardized Fellowship Application

Supplemental Application Form

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