Hematopathology Fellowship Program

Program Description

Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, offers a 1-year, ACGME-accredited fellowship in hematopathology. As the only integrated academic health sciences center in South Carolina, exposure to common and rare hematolymphoid entities (benign and malignant), across all age groups, is unparalleled. We support pediatric and adult heme-onc services, including an active bone marrow transplant team. Our hematopathology division is a high-volume, clinical service providing expert interpretations on 3500 flow cytometry studies, 600 second-opinion consults, 1500 bone marrow biopsies, 2000 PB smears, and 300-500 tissue cases, annually. A multi-modal, evidence-based approach integrating morphology, 10-color flow cytometry (including exposure to MRD panels), IHC, and genetics (including microarray-based CNV analysis, conventional karyotype, FISH, NGS) is used to generate precise/accurate comprehensive diagnostic reports, in the context of clinicoradiologic findings. Understanding the challenging environment, fellows have protected/dedicated preview time to maximize and ensure a rewarding educational experience; daily interactive sign-out sessions with highly-skilled, enthusiastic/engaging, board-certified hematopathology staff reinforce key concepts. Complex cases are discussed at weekly multi-disciplinary pediatric and adult tumor boards where fellow participation is required to develop invaluable presentation skills. Research projects are encouraged and supported using the wealth of resources available. Graduates of our program are well-suited for careers in academia, industry, or private practice. Regular, in-depth flow cytometry didactic sessions are provided throughout the year. Brief (up to 1 week) rotations/didactics coagulation, cytogenetics, molecular genetics, and hematology are also integral program components.


Successful completion of ACGME-accredited AP, CP, or AP/CP training program

Applications for the year (to be announced) must include:

· 3 letters of recommendation

· Personal statement

· Curriculum vitae


Salary is commensurate with PGY level of postgraduate training.


3 weeks

Completed applications (including recommendation letters) may be emailed directly to the program coordinator: blacmadi@musc.edu

Application in MS Word Format (DOC)

Application in Adobe PDF Format (PDF)

Program director:

David Park, MD
Medical University of South Carolina
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Program Coordinator:

Madison Black
Medical University of South Carolina
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Hematopathology team members:

David Park, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Director, Hematopathology division and Flow cytometry laboratory
Director, Hematopathology fellowship program

Elizabeth Rinker, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine