Breast Pathology Fellowship

The Breast Pathology Fellowship is a Texas Medical Board-approved program offered by the Department of Pathology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. It is a one-year fellowship with emphasis on the multidisciplinary approach to breast pathology and in-depth training in diagnostic surgical pathology of the breast. 

Overview

The Breast Pathology Subdivision is subspecialized with five breast pathologists signing out cases from Parkland Health & Hospital System and UT Southwestern University Hospitals. There is a wealth of interesting and challenging cases that covers the entire spectrum of breast pathology.

The main objectives of the Program are to teach good diagnostic skills and sound knowledge of neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of the breast. Fellowship activities include review and sign-out of cases on a daily basis, review of outside consults, formulation of diagnoses, and dictation of reports. The importance of radiologic correlation in the understanding of breast pathology will also be emphasized.

Fellows rotate in the Image Analysis and Molecular laboratories and learn how to interpret tumor biomarkers by automated image analysis and fluorescence in situ hybridization. Emphasis on the importance of quality control, specimen integrity, and other variables in the interpretation of breast biomarkers will be stressed.

Fellows work closely with the breast multidisciplinary team, actively participating in weekly conferences and providing service and consultation to clinicians in matters relating to breast diseases. There will be opportunities during the Fellowship for both independent and collaborative research, under the guidance of a faculty member, including research proposals, submitting abstracts to scientific meetings, and preparing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

The fellow will engage in teaching residents and clinical fellows and will also have the opportunity to rotate in other clinical specialties such as breast imaging.

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Requirements

Prospective candidates must have completed an ACGME-approved residency in anatomic pathology, must be board eligible or board certified in Anatomic or Anatomic and Clinical Pathology by the American Board of Pathology, and must be eligible for a medical license to practice in Texas by the beginning of the Fellowship.

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Salary

The salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s level of training

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Faculty

All faculty members subspecialize in breast pathology, are board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and in Cytopathology, and hold Texas Medical Licenses in good standing. 

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