Neuropathology Fellowship Program
The overall aims of the program are to:
- teach diagnostic skills in all major categories of neurologic disease, including neuro-oncology, neuromuscular disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, disorders of aging, forensic neuropathology, pediatric and developmental disorders, and ophthalmic pathology
- teach appropriate use of diagnostic techniques and research methods for investigation of neurologic diseases
- encourage inquisitiveness that will motivate trainees for lifelong learning
- enable trainees to play leadership roles in medicine at local, regional, or national levels
This ACGME-accredited two-year Neuropathology Fellowship Program is designed to prepare trainees for an academically-oriented career in Neuropathology that encompasses any combination of diagnosis, teaching, and research.
The Neuropathology Fellowship Program is structured to meet this goal by exposing the fellow to an abundance of diversified case material, faculty members with a variety of clinical and research interests and capabilities and a commitment to medical teaching, state of the art clinical and research laboratory facilities, and a graduated program of assigned responsibilities.
Fellows are involved in evaluating consultation cases submitted from more than 100 referring institutions. During the two-year training period, each fellow will participate directly in:
- Evaluating at least 150 neuromuscular biopsy specimens and 300 neurosurgical biopsies
- Performing at least 200 intraoperative consultations
- Examining at least 150 autopsy brain specimens
In each year of fellowship, fellows spend up to half of their time participating in clinical or basic research projects. Emphasis is placed on application of the scientific method, gaining experience in contemporary neuroscience research techniques, and public presentation of research data at scientific meetings.
Ongoing areas of investigation include neurobiology of aging and dementia, cell biology of CNS neoplasia, and pathogenesis of neuromuscular disorders.
Candidates must have satisfactorily completed AP-3 or AP/CP training in an ACGME-accredited residency program and must be eligible for a Texas full medical license or physician-in-training institutional permit. UT Southwestern does not sponsor H-1 visas for trainees. Successful candidates will be selected from among eligible applicants based on their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. We do not discriminate with regard to gender, race, age, religion, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
- Financial support to attend conferences
- Educational funds
- Additional benefits dependent upon program