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)

** Accepting Applications for 2020-2021 Cytopathology Fellowship starting July 1, 2018. **

Application Deadline: October 1, 2018 or Until Filled

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:

Anna G. Schmidt
Residency & Fellowship Program Coordinator
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
UC Davis Medical Center
4400 V Street, PATH Building, Suite 1104
Sacramento, CA 95817
Office (916) 734-3331