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 **

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 (Original letters do not need to be sent via regular mail if emailed directly from author or program coordinator); 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
E-mail: hs-pathprograms@ucdavis.edu