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Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Cytopathology Fellowship Program


The program is designed to provide comprehensive training in diagnostic cytopathology including fine-needle aspiration biopsy with surgical pathology and clinical correlation. The fellow will be exposed to a wide spectrum of gynecological and non-gynecological materials including performance and interpretation of fine-needle aspiration biopsies. In addition to cytopathology responsibilities, the fellow will have an elective rotation and designated time to complete a research project. Rotation in the molecular diagnostic laboratory is high encouraged. The fellow will be responsible for weekly cytology conferences and will participate in Gynecological and Non-Gynecological Tumor Boards.

          Cytopathology Fellowship Goals and Objectives  (PDF link)
          Cytopathology fellows sample schedule  (PDF link)


Candidate must be board-eligible or certified in Anatomic Pathology at the time s/he begins the fellowship program.

          Cytopathology program requirements  (PDF link)


Stipends are those of appropriate postgraduate levels established by UC Davis.


** Currently accepting 2017-2018 Applications for the Cytopathology Fellowship. **

Completed applications consist of the following and must include all gaps of time regardless of professional or personal:   CV/Resume/CAP standardized form; personal statement, three letters of recommendation (one must be from your Residency Program Director), please address to Alaa Afify, M.D., Director, Cytopathology Fellowship; and letter of interest or intent.

          APC and CAP fellowship application guidelines  (PDF link)

Please send applications to:

Alaa Afify, M.D.
Director of Cytopathology
Department of Pathology
UC Davis Medical Center
4400 V Street, PATH Building
Sacramento, CA 95817