The 12-month fellowship is designed to prepare individuals with a background in pathology or dermatology for a career in dermatopathology. Training covers a broad range of subjects including immunopathology and laboratory management; emphasis is placed on clinico-pathologic correlation. Formal teaching conferences and daily sign out of cases utilize 14-headed microscope. Over 100,000 specimens are accessioned each year. The fellow has graduated responsibility for signing out cases and for teaching dermatopathology to pathology and dermatology residents. Pathologists receive training in clinical dermatology and dermatologists receive training in general pathology as required for certification. Dermatopathology responsibility and training continues throughout the full 12 months. The fellow is expected to complete a project suitable for presentation at a national meeting and publication in a medical journal. Support is offered in identifying employment opportunities, which will utilize the fellow's dermatopathology experience. Two fellows are appointed each year. James E. Fitzpatrick, MD serves as Associate Director. The staff includes seven board certified dermatopathologists.
Completed application with personal statement and three letters of support; successful completion of USMLE step 3 exam or COMLEX part 3 exam as evidenced by passing grade; board certification or eligibility in pathology or dermatology; interview.
Commensurate with level of postgraduate training.
For application deadlines and openings see: Fellowship Programs Information
Please address all inquiries to:
Irma Salas, Education Program Coordinator, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, 12631 E. 17th Avenue, Mail Stop B216, Aurora, CO 80045.
Phone: (303) 724-3905
Fax: (303) 724-1105