Located minutes from the Baltimore Orioles Stadium at Camden Yards and the multiple award-winning Inner Harbor, the University of Maryland Medical Center offers a one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship in Hematopathology in the Department of Pathology. The program is highly integrated with microscopic morphology, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, cytogenetics and molecular approaches for the diagnosis of hematological diseases. The Department of Pathology accessions approximately 12,800 anatomic pathology specimens annually. There are approximately 1300 bone marrows and 1250 lymph nodes per year. The Hematopathology service also review 200-300 consult cases yearly. The Clinical Pathology Laboratories perform close to 4,000,000 clinical laboratory tests and procedures per year including approximately 550,000 hematology and coagulation studies.
This fellowship is typically for one year. Second year is available to qualified fellows who will devote an additional year to research and pursue an academic career, with the approval of program director. Besides the clinical activities, the faculties have strong interests in both basic and clinical research with NIH and other extramurally funded projects.
The Department of Pathology is intimately involved with the clinical Hematology/Oncology staff at the NCI-designated University of Maryland Marlene & Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center in the care of patients. The Health Sciences Library has more than 200,000 bound volumes and receives more than 3,500 journals.
Baltimore, the eleventh largest city in the U.S. is on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, a famous site for fishing, sailing and swimming. The Baltimore-Washington area has a great variety of universities, colleges and medical centers. Baltimore itself offers many galleries and museums, a symphony orchestra, professional athletic teams of championship caliber in several sports, a variety of legitimate theaters, and other cultural advantages of a large metropolitan area.
Interested candidates should have successfully completed either two years of Anatomic Pathology (AP) or two years of Clincial Pathology (CP) training or four years of combined AP/CP training in an ACGME-accredited residency program, and submit a completed CAP Standardized Fellowship Application form (deadline for submission 18 months before starting date of fellowship), curriculum vitae, bibliography, personal statement and three references to:
Frank Zhao, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Hematopathology Fellowship
Department of Pathology
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene Street, NBW78
Baltimore, MD 21201