Neuropathology Fellowship

Program Description

The ACGME accredited two-year, full-time training program is offered to one applicant each academic two-year cycle. Matriculation in the Neuropathology Fellowship Program requires that the trainee must have completed an ACGME accredited residency in Anatomic Pathology, or Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. We have over 900 autopsies with brains, close to 700 neurosurgical cases (including ophthalmologic), and over 150 neurosurgical frozen sections per year. Fellows are responsible under supervision for post-mortem macroscopic examinations of brains, with microscopic evaluation of tissues. Fellows have the opportunity to assist in teaching medical students and residents and are expected to participate in conferences where difficult cases and subspecialty topics are discussed. Each fellow must participate in scholarly activity, including at least one of the following: evidence-based presentations at journal club or meetings (local, regional, or national); preparation and submission of articles for peer-reviewed publications; and/or research. While on clinical rotation the fellow is required to oversee intra- operative consultations and cutting in of specimens that are submitted for neuropathology analysis. Fellows review the microscopic sections with the residents and attend daily sign-out sessions in the presence of the supervising attending physician. Both clinical and basic science research opportunities are available.

Requirements

Four or more year of training in anatomic, clinical or combined anatomic/clinical pathology.  Applications should be received by 1 March of the year preceding the year of the fellowship (15 months prior to the beginning of the fellowship).

Stipends

Salary is commensurate with PGY 5 level of postgraduate training.

Applications

The applications for fellowship programs can be downloaded below. 

Application in MS Word Format (DOC)

Application in Adobe PDF Format (PDF)

Please submit the application to:

Molli Diaz
Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
171 Ashley Avenue, MSC 908
Charleston, SC 29425
843-792-0217
chmielom@musc.edu