This is a one-year fellowship program in molecular genetic pathology accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center also offers ACGME-accredited training programs in pathology, providing the appropriate academic environment for training in molecular genetic pathology.
The Laboratory of Diagnostic Molecular Pathology performs more than 25,000 diagnostic assays annually. Fellows will receive training in the performance and interpretation of various molecular diagnostic tests, including next-generation sequencing technologies, in the diagnosis of cancer and inherited disorders as well as monitoring of bone marrow transplant engraftment. While the program covers all areas of MGP training, fellows will gain exceptional training in cancer-related somatic and germline genetic testing and gain exposure to noncancer germline assays. We estimate that each fellow is directly involved in approximately 5,000 cases over the course of the year. The fellows form a key element of the laboratory team and participate in bench work, review, interpretation, and discussion of test results. Test interpretation will take place under faculty supervision.& The volume and variety of molecular testing for somatic and inherited genetic alterations and infectious diseases provide ample opportunity for fellows to become competent in the field of molecular genetic pathology. Additional in-house rotations in Molecular microbiology, Bioinformatics, Laboratory management & Research are provided. Ample opportunity is given for participation in the development and validation of new molecular assays and to conduct research projects.
The fellowship may be used toward board-certification eligibility in molecular genetic pathology.
August 15 for online applications; September 1 for recommendation letters
Length of Program
The fellowship is available to individuals who have completed training in pathology in an ACGME-accredited residency program. Board eligibility in either anatomic pathology or anatomic pathology/clinical pathology is required prior to beginning the fellowship.
All qualified applicants are welcome, but preference will be given to those committed to an academic career in pathology, and in particular to those with prior subspecialty hematopathology, oncologic surgical pathology fellowship and/or with bioinformatics/computational biology experience. An attempt will be made to identify individuals interested in combining two pathology fellowships offered at Memorial Sloan Kettering under the assumption that this experience will provide them with a strong basis for a successful career in academic pathology.
Early application is encouraged.
Number of Positions
How to Apply
Once applicants have submitted their applications, they will need to send the following documents to [email protected] 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. Mark Ewalt 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”
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 Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center, which also includes the Sloan Kettering Institute. There is an affiliation and close interaction between the clinical and research units of Memorial Sloan Kettering and Weill Cornell Medical College, as well as with The Rockefeller University.