Post-Sophomore Year Pathology Fellowship
Post Sophomore Fellowship in Pathology
The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology offers a year-long experience in the department to medical students who have finished their first two years of medical school, the post sophomore fellowship in pathology (PSF). During this experience up to two students function as first year residents in the department rotating through different areas of pathology. All PSFs rotate through surgical pathology and autopsy pathology after taking the first month “boot camp” rotation with the incoming pathology residents. Other rotations are tailored to the interests of the student, but usually include hematopathology and transfusion medicine as well as other specialty pathology months.
Most PSFs become involved with at least one research project with a faculty member and many present these at national meetings. Funding to attend a meeting for a presentation is provided by the department. The department offers a stipend of $25,000 for each PSF. Students who are interested in using this to learn more about the specialty of pathology are encouraged to apply. About 50% of PSFs ultimately decide to pursue residency training in pathology where they are highly competitive. The others gain a better knowledge of pathology which benefits them greatly in their subsequent clinical rotations.