Fellowship Application Resources

The Association of Pathology Chairs (APC) strongly endorses the national movement to a uniform timeline for fellowship recruitment as described in the recent article by Herrmann et al in Academic Pathology. In a recent announcement by APC President, Lydia Pleotis Howell, MD, several key points were made on the importance and responsibility of APC membership in supporting a uniform recruitment process to protect pathology residents. All questions and concerns regarding the uniform timeline can be emailed to: [email protected]

The APC Council endorses the plans of the APC GME Committee to establish:

  1. a free, public registry of open fellowship positions (within 24 months of matriculation), with program contact information, to be promoted by APC and maintained by APC or ICPI;
  2. a list on the APC website of all fellowship programs and their parent departments that have pledged to adhere to the timeline and guidelines;
  3. a confidential review process for reporting violations by fellowship programs that pledged to adhere to the timeline and guidelines; verified violations will be reported to the Chair of the Department housing the fellowship, and
  4. responses and possible penalties, commensurate with levels of infraction, for fellowship programs found to be in violation that pledged to adhere to the timeline and guidelines.

These guidelines will take effect in a phased manner beginning in July 2023.  Note that the APC reserves the right to provide consequences to a department who reneges on its stated commitment.  However, we recognize that such circumstances must be explored carefully and confidentially on a case-by-case basis consistent with the principles and requirements associated with academic freedom.

We have compiled a list of resources below to assist with the fellowship application process.

References

Subspecialty Information

 Subspecialties are listed in alphabetical order.

FDAHC Representative: Julie Karp, MD
Subspecialty Society: Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies
Society Website: https://www.aabb.org/

FDAHC Representative: Beverly C. Handy, MD, MS
Subspecialty Society: American Association for Clinical Chemistry
Society Website: https://www.aacc.org/

FDAHC Representative: Bruce Levy, MD
Subspecialty Society: Association for Pathology Informatics
Society Website: https://www.pathologyinformatics.org/
Fellowships: https://www.pathologyinformatics.org/informatics-fellowships

FDAHC Representative: Sara Monaco, MD
Subspecialty Society: American Society for Cytopathology
Society Website: https://cytopathology.org/
Fellowships: https://cytopathology.org/page/CytopathologyFellowshipPrograms

FDAHC Representative: Jane Messina, MD
Subspecialty Society: The American Society of Dermatopathology
Society Website: https://www.asdp.org/
Fellowships: https://www.asdp.org/physicians-in-training/dermatopathology-fellowships/

FDAHC Representative: Daniel Dye, MD
Subspecialty Society: National Association of Medical Examiners
Society Website: https://www.thename.org/
Fellowships: https://www.thename.org/forensic-pathology-fellowships

FDAHC Representative: Bachir Alobeid, MD
Subspecialty Society: Society for Hematopathology
Society Website: https://www.society-for-hematopathology.org/web/index.php

FDAHC Representative: Eric S. Rosenberg, MD
Subspecialty Society: American Society for Microbiology
Society Website: https://asm.org/

FDAHC Representative: Rizwan Naeem, MD
Subspecialty Society: Association for Molecular Pathology
Society Website: https://www.amp.org/
Fellowships: https://www.amp.org/education/career-development/molecular-genetic-pathology-mgp-fellowship-training-programs/

FDAHC Representative: Suzanne Powell, MD
Subspecialty Society: American Association of Neuropathologists
Society Website: https://www.neuropath.org/
Fellowships: https://www.neuropath.org/neuropathology-fellowship-positions

FDAHC Representative: Mai (Mike) He, MD, PhD
Subspecialty Society: Society for Pediatric Pathology
Society Website: https://www.spponline.org/
Fellowships: https://www.spponline.org/fellowships

FDAHC Representative: Paul Staats, MD
Subspecialty Society: Association of Directors of Anatomic & Surgical Pathology
Society Website: https://www.adasp.org/

Webinar:

April 4, 2022 - Efforts to Improve the Fellowship Application Process for Programs and Applicants: Is now the time to implement a common application timeline?  

Leaders in dermatopathology and cytopathology met to discuss the benefits and issues of a common timeline, alternative options pursued by other pathology subspecialties, and the recent Association of Pathology Chairs resolution supporting a common timeline for fellowship applications.

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