Number of appointments per year - 2

Description:  The Division of Anatomic Pathology at the University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham, offers a one-year ACGME-approved fellowship experience in Cytopathology. The University of Alabama at Birmingham Cytopathology laboratory performs approximately 14,000 tests PAP per year, with both conventional and liquid based gynecologic cases, including approximately 1,800 fluids, 3,400 FNAs and 800 EUS-FNAs and 2,000 pulmonary cases per year. Fellows participate in colposcopy, breast and endoscopic ultrasound clinics. Opportunities for elective rotation in subspecialty areas of surgical pathology are available. Participation in ongoing clinical studies and translational research is also encouraged. Rotations are entirely at the University of Alabama Hospital.

This program is directed by Isam-Eldin Eltoum, M.D., M.B.A.
Professor of Pathology and Section Head of Cytopatholog

Requirements:  Applicants must be AP or AP/CP Board eligible, or Board certified.  Graduates of medical schools approved by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and those who are Board certified will be given preference. Most fellows are in their 4th or 5th postgraduate year.

Stipends:  Salary levels are commensurate with the level of post-graduate training. Also, provided is a professional development fund.

Applications:  Submit application 12 to 18 months prior to initiation of training along with curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation, including one from current program director to:

Address letters of recommendation to:
   Gene P. Siegal, M.D., Ph.D.
   Interim Chair, Department of Pathology
   Robert W. Mowry Endowed Professor of Pathology
   University of Alabama at Birmingham
   619 19th Street South, HSB 149K
   Birmingham, AL 35249-6823

 Additional information can be obtained from:
   Program Coordinator:
   Telephone: (205) 975-8880
   Fax: (205) 975-PATH