Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship

Aims Statement

The aim of our Molecular Genetic Pathology fellowship program is to train the fellow in the theory and practice of Molecular Diagnostics and Molecular Pathology such that they are able to independently run a Molecular Diagnostics Lab, provide Molecular Genetic Pathology consultation service, undertake research in the field of molecular pathology, and/or apply their training to future fellowships or training programs. The Molecular Genetic Pathology fellowship provides teaching and practical experience in molecular diagnostics, cytogenetics, clinical medical genetics, HLA typing, next generation sequencing for cancer cases, and clinical lab management to achieve this goal.


The Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship is a one-year ACGME-accredited program sponsored by the Department of Pathology. Fellows rotate through the Molecular Diagnostics labs at UT Southwestern’s BioCenter and Children’s Healthâ„  Children’s Medical Center. The fellowship also incorporates clinical rotations in Clinical Genetics at Children’s and Parkland Hospital, and Cancer Genetics at Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Fellowship qualifies the trainee to sit for the American Board of Pathology (ABP) Molecular Genetic Pathology certification examination and/or the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG) Clinical Molecular Genetics and Genomics certification examination.

Program Description