Dermopathology Program Description

To achieve this objective, the fellow will attend daily case sign-out as well as participate in multidisciplinary conferences and teaching sessions in both pathology and dermatology. Depending upon the individual's background training, the fellow will also receive training in either clinical dermatology or general pathology, as required for certification. There is ample opportunity for a broad range of research and scholarly activities.

The Dermatopathology Division is a division of Surgical Pathology within the Department of Pathology. There are three full-time dermatopathologists: Deborah L. Cook, MD (Director), Laura A. Greene, MD, and Anne Stowman, MD. The Dermatopathology Division is responsible for approximately 12,000 accessions (averaging 2-3 specimens/accession) per year.

We receive specimens from a large geographic referral area and have a close working relationship with the region's academic and private dermatologists. The dermatologic specimens represent a broad spectrum of diagnostic entities including inflammatory dermatoses, blistering diseases, infectious diseases, developmental abnormalities, and neoplasms. Diagnostic services include a full panel of histochemical and immunohistochemical stains, molecular techniques, immunofluorescence, and electron microscopy.

Requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed both Steps 1 and 2 of the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE). Candidates must also be Board certified or eligible in anatomic/clinical pathology (AP/CP), anatomic pathology (AP), or dermatology.

Stipends

Support is available for one trainee per year and the stipend is based upon the candidate's level of postgraduate training.