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Dermatopathology Fellowship

Pathology & Lab Medicine

Program Description

This is an accredited one-year training program offered by the Departments of Pathology and Dermatology. Emphasis is placed on morphology and correlation with clinical findings, but there is also ample opportunity for research. For the first eight (8) months of training the resident with a dermatology background will receive training in anatomic pathology with an emphasis on surgical pathology (50 percent) and dermatopathology (50 percent). The remaining four (4) months of training will consist entirely of dermatopathology training. For the resident with a pathology background, the first eight (8) months will consist of 50 percent training in clinical dermatology and 50 percent training in dermatopathology. The remaining four (4) months will consist entirely of dermatopathology training. Throughout the entire training year the resident will be expected to attend and participate in rounds, conferences and lectures in dermatology and pathology and to study the morphology and mechanisms of cutaneous diseases. The faculty includes Drs. John S. Metcalf (director), Jonathan Ralston, and other members of the pathology and dermatology faculty.


Completion of an ACGME accredited program in anatomic pathology, anatomic and clinical pathology, or dermatology. Applications should be received by January 1st of the year preceding the year of the fellowship (18 months prior to the beginning of the fellowship).


Salary is set by the University guidelines for PGY 5 Level applicants.


The applications for fellowship programs can be downloaded below.

Application in MS Word Format (DOC)

Application in Adobe PDF Format (PDF)

Please remit the application to:

Michelle Barton
Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
171 Ashley Avenue, MSC 908
Charleston, SC 29425