The Columbia University Department of Pathology and Cell Biology and its affiliated hospitals offers a one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship training in diagnostic cytopathology. The program is based at Columbia University Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital, and draws wide range of materials from three hospitals and large network of ambulatory clinics. We process over 58,000 specimens per year, including approximately 42,000 gynecologic specimens, 12,500 non-gynecologic specimens, and 3,600 fine-needle aspirations. Fellows become proficient at rapid on-site immediate assessment of image-guided procedures, performing FNAs, diagnostic interpretation of FNA and exfoliative cytology specimens. patient safety, quality improvement, and lab management.
Applicants should have passed USMLE Step Ill and be board-eligible or board-certified in anatomic pathology or combined anatomic and clinical pathology. The applicant must be eligible for a permanent medical license in the State of New York. New York Presbyterian Hospital only accepts J1 visas for all fellowships.
Types and Numbers of Appointments
One position is available each academic year.
Dates and deadlines
2020-2021 fellowship year: September 30, 2019 - Deadline for receipt of completed application (including recommendation letters) from candidates.
2021-2022 fellowship year: September 30, 2019 - Deadline for receipt of completed application (including recommendation letters) from candidates.
Applications should include a curriculum vitae, personal statement and names of three professional references, including one letter from your residency program director.
Please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to us via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Recommendation letters should be addressed to:
Patricia G. Tiscornia-Wasserman, MD
Director of Cytopathology
Program Director, Cytopathology Fellowship
Department of Pathology and Cell Biology Columbia University Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital
622 West168th Street
PH 15 West 1574
New York, NY 10032