The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville

The Department of Pathology

Cytopathology Fellowship Program


A single, one-year fellowship in Cytopathology will be available beginning each July 1. The program emphasizes the achievement of competence in interpreting cytopathologic preparations with total accessions 37,500; gynecologic 33,000, non-gynecologic 3,600, and fine needle aspirations 900. Approximately 80% of all gynecologic specimens are currently evaluated via one of two liquid based techniques. The fellow will have exposure to ancillary techniques such as flow cytometry, molecular biology, image analysis, in-situ hybridization, and immunohistochemistry. Correlation with associated surgical pathology material is emphasized.

Teaching Opportunities

There will be an opportunity for training and performance of clinical fine needle aspiration and the fellow will assume junior staff sign-out responsibilities under faculty supervision. The fellow will play an active role in teaching residents, and medical students rotating on the pathology service. The fellow will participate in the weekly cytology slide review conferences.


A research project is not a requirement during the fellowship year; however, it is strongly recommended and supported. The Department of Pathology, which includes over twenty faculty members, has an excellent computer information technology base (Cerner, Powerchart, CoPath) and incorporates state of the art facilities.


Preference given to candidates who have completed three years of AP or four years of AP/CP. USMLE Step III must be completed prior to beginning the fellowship.

Application Information

Applications should be submitted by October 1 of the preceding year to Elizabeth W. Hubbard, M.D., Cytopathology Fellowship Program Director. Application consists of a letter, CV, and three letters of evaluation (including one from the program director).



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