The Genitourinary (GU) Pathology Fellowship is a sub-specialty training program in the Department of Pathology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The Fellowship provides extensive exposure to all aspects of genitourinary tumor pathology, including in-depth experience with tumor specimens from the kidney, urinary bladder, prostate and testis. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is a well known surgical, oncologic, and research center for GU cancers and as such the GU Pathology fellow will have ample interaction with other clinical and basic science departments associated with this subspecialty throughout our center.
Review and discussion of challenging/interesting and personal consultation cases relevant to genitourinary pathology with the GU Pathology team is integral to the fellowship experience. Moreover, the GU Pathology Fellow has the opportunity to get involved in laboratory-based and/or translational clinical research. In collaboration with clinicians and researchers from various departments and Attending pathologists, the fellow may pursue laboratory projects related to the clinical implications of molecular abnormalities in carcinomas of genitourinary origin.
The GU Pathology Fellow will participate in the interdepartmental Genitourinary Oncology Disease Management Team and attend/participate in interdepartmental conferences related to GU oncology. Periodic presentation at these conferences in the form of formal discussion of the pathologic findings from the patients under discussion is required.
The fellow will serve as a consultant to the Oncologic Pathology Fellows in the orientation, gross dissection and morphologic evaluation of tissue specimens from the genitourinary system. Finally, participation in intradepartmental conferences and didactics spanning many pathologic disciplines is encouraged.
Length of Program
Applicants for the GU Pathology Fellowship must have completed at least two years of training in Anatomic Pathology at an accredited American or Canadian Hospital training program and be eligible for certification or certified by the American Board of Pathology prior to the one-year appointment here. He or she must have completed all three steps of the USMLE and hold an indefinitely valid ECFMG certificate (if applicable). Prior completion of the Oncologic Pathology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is desirable, but not required.
Number of Positions
How to Apply
Once applicants have submitted their applications, they will need to send the following documents in order to be considered for a fellowship position:
- Three letters of recommendation from an institution in which the applicant has trained. Letters should be addressed to Dr. Satish Tickoo the program director. Please request letter writers add the following line after the heading (RE: Candidates Name, Program & Year Applying to)
- Copy of a medical school diploma and translation, if necessary.
- International medical school graduates must submit a copy of their Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate that is marked “valid indefinitely”
Stipend and Maintenance
The stipend is commensurate with the year of the applicant’s postgraduate training. Nearby housing is available with rents that are comparable to NYC market rates; professional liability insurance and health coverage are provided free of charge.
Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases is a 425-bed hospital devoted to the care of patients with neoplastic diseases. The hospital is part of the Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center, which also includes Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research. There is an affiliation and close interaction between the clinical and research units of the Center and the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, as well as with The Rockefeller University.