Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship
Introduction: The overall goal of this one-year ACGME accredited program is to provide comprehensive training in the principal components of molecular genetic pathology so that the fellow will acquire the fundamental skills and knowledge base required to direct a molecular diagnostics laboratory. Didactic and practical experience in the performance and interpretation of molecular diagnostics, cytogenetic and biochemical laboratory tests related to solid tumors, leukemia, lymphoma, heritable genetic disorders, infectious disease, tissue typing/ identity testing and pharmacogenetics occurs through core laboratory rotations. There is direct exposure to laboratory management, quality-assurance, troubleshooting, assay development and validation and instrument evaluation. The fellow actively participates in genetic clinics and serves as a molecular genetic pathology consultant to assist clinicians in the diagnosis and care of patients. The Program is based in the Department of Pathology and co-sponsored by the Department of Genetics and Genomics Sciences. The combined test volume of the laboratories is greater than 100,000 per year utilizing a wide variety of technologies. Both the Pathology and Genetics Departments are engaged in innovative changes to embrace genomic medicine.
Requirements: Candidates must be board-eligible or certified in anatomic or clinical pathology or both or in medical genetics. The candidates must be eligible for a New York State license.
Number of Appointments: One Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship position is available each year.
Responsibilities: The fellow acquires a sound knowledge base of molecular biology and molecular genetics and effectively integrates clinical and laboratory data. The fellow organizes and prepares completed cases for sign-out and discussion. The fellow demonstrates excellent communication skills with laboratory and clinical physicians, residents, patients, technologists and ancillary staff. The fellow is required to attend and contribute to regularly scheduled conferences, lectures and journal clubs. The fellow teaches residents and students on rotation in the laboratories.
Research: The Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellow is required to participate in scholarly activity as a component of the Training Program. Scholarly activities include 1) publications (oral/poster presentation at national meeting, case reports, literature review) 2) clinical research based activity (research and evaluation of clinically relevant assays for implementation that includes clinical indication, validation plan, result interpretation and statistical analysis) or 3) basic science/translational research.
Community: The Mount Sinai Health System is a 1,171-bed, tertiary-care teaching facility acclaimed internationally for excellence in clinical care. Founded in 1852, The Mount Sinai Health System (MSSM) encompasses The Mount Sinai Hospital and Icahn School of Medicine. Go to www.mtsinai.org. Located in a beautiful residential neighborhood in the Upper East Side overlooking Manhattan's famous Central Park, The Mount Sinai Health System boasts coveted views of New York City. Many fine attractions are walking distance from the hospital, including Central Park's lovely Conservatory Gardens, excellent restaurants, and museum mile, including the highly acclaimed Guggenheim Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art. Upper East
Income: Salaries are commensurate with the level of training.
Applications: The application package should be submitted by October 31, twenty months preceding the start of the fellowship or earlier. Interviews will start in September and end in December. Application should include the Standardized CAP application, curriculum vitae, personal statement, three letters of recommendation and USMLE certificate. Interested Applicants should send a cover letter and the required documents to:
David Zhang MD, PhD
Director, Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship
1425 Madison Ave., Box 1122
New York, NY 11355
Department of Pathology
Icahn School of Medicine
Dept of Pathology – Box 1194
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029