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Pathology & Laboratory Medicine | Fellowship Program | Dermatopathology

The program is designed for individuals with a background in pathology or dermatology for a career in dermatopathology. This is achieved principally through daily rotation between dermatopathology and dermatology or anatomic pathology disciplines based on the trainee's background. The fellowship offers a well balanced case load of inflammatory dermatosis and neoplastic skin conditions. Fellows are expected to review all cases prior to sign out including a large number of outside consultations. Additional training in immunodermatology and molecular diagnostics is offered. The trainees are expected to participate in several joined dermatology, and dermatopathology conferences, both institutional, and local. Opportunities for training in basic and transitional dermatologic or cancer research are encouraged through the availability of a well equipped molecular research laboratory. The individuals are expected to fulfill the requirements for the American Board of Dermatopathology at the end of their training period.
 

Requirements

Applicants must hold an M.D. degree, D.O. degree (or foreign equivalent with ECFMG certification), be board eligible or board certified in anatomic pathology, and be eligible for a Louisiana State medical license.  We support only J1-Visa.
 

Applications

Interested candidates should submit:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Personal statement
  3. Copy of USMLE I-III
  4. Three letters of recommendation
  5. Copy of ECFMG certificate (if applicable)

Application can be submitted electronically to bdelucc@tulane.edu or mailed to:

Alun Wang, MD, PhD
Director Dermatopathology Fellowship
c/o Bea DeLucca
Tulane University School of Medicine
1430 Tulane Ave., SL79
New Orleans, LA 70112
 

Stipend

Stipend is commensurate with year of postgraduate training.
 

Educational Goals

  • Learn and become proficient in diagnosing common and uncommon dermatologic and dermatopathology disorders.
     
  • Learn and become proficient in utilizing ancillary diagnosing techniques including direct immunofluorescence microscopy, immunohistochemistry, T- and B-cell receptor gene rearrangement study, flow cytometry study, and biopsy techniques.
     
  • Develop management and administrative skills with understanding quality assurance procedures, understanding CAP and CLIA requirements and regulations.
     
  • Develop effective communication skills with dermatologist, other clinicians, and technical supporting staff.  Be able to present cases clearly and efficiently at conferences.
     
  • The fellow would spend time in performing frozen sections of skin specimens if needed, including Moh's micrographic surgery, including both doing sections and interpretations.  The program included didactic instruction and practical experience in the diagnosis of skin disorders by direct inspection, and by histological techniques (including frozen sections and interpretation of Mohs micrographic frozen sections), histochemical, immunological, molecular, microbiological, and other related techniques.
     

Fellowship Position for 2018 is Filled