Pediatric Pathology Fellowship


The Pediatric Pathology Fellowship Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center is an ACGME-accredited program located at Children’s Health℠ Children’s Medical Center, a 600-bed, private, tertiary care pediatric hospital that is the primary pediatric teaching hospital for the UT Southwestern Medical School. State-of-the-art flow cytometry and an outstanding Cytogenetics Laboratory reside within the Department of Pathology and are readily accessible to the fellow, as is electron microscopy at Children’s Medical Center. Children’s is nationally recognized in multiple subspecialty areas, and the case mix includes challenging as well as routine cases. The pediatric pathologists sign out the placenta and perinatal cases at Parkland Health & Hospital System, a large public facility.

There is a close working relationship between pediatric pathology and other clinical departments of the hospital, most of which have strong residency and/or fellowship programs of their own. The pediatric pathology fellow serves as a formal or informal clinical consultant to these various clinical services throughout the year. The fellow also serves as a consultant to and teacher of pathology residents who rotate on the Pediatric Pathology Service.

Pediatric pathology maintains a large library of current texts pertinent to pediatric pathology. In addition, the fellow has ready access to the libraries of the 12 staff pediatric pathologists. The UT Southwestern Library is only five minutes away and most journals can be accessed online from Children’s Medical Center. A teaching set of glass slides accompanied by brief clinical histories is located in the pediatric pathology area and covers all areas of pediatric pathology and hematopathology. The collection currently encompasses more than 600 cases. The group also maintains a photograph collection and electronic database of autopsy and surgical material arranged by accession number.

An institutional permit from Children’s Medical Center is required unless the fellow has a license to practice medicine in the State of Texas. The fellow will be provided with health insurance through Children’s Medical Center. A book fund and malpractice insurance are provided through the Department of Pathology at UT Southwestern.

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