Neuropathology Fellowship Now Available
February 27, 2019
The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Minnesota now offers an ACGME accredited Neuropathology Fellowship program.
The program will prepare trainees to practice as academic or community-based neuropathologists who are highly qualified for independent practice in neuropathology. The fellowship is designed to guide trainees in the development of diagnostic skills in autopsy and surgical neuropathology, including the use of histopathological and molecular diagnostic methods.
Another program objective is to develop or expand the fellows’ basic neuroscience investigative skills, with particular emphasis on linking that research to neuropathological mechanisms, where possible. State of the art ancillary laboratories, including Molecular Diagnostics and Cytogenetics, expose the fellows to new diagnostic and prognostic studies. While the first year of training is devoted to refining clinical skills, the second year will be dedicated to completing a comprehensive clinical or basic neuroscience research project, culminating in publication of an abstract or paper and/or presentation at a conference. LMP will sponsor fellows' travel to present their work at national meetings.
The Neuropathology Fellowship will have two tracks, either as a stand-alone program following completion of an AP or AP/CP residency, or as a combined AP/NP residency program.