The hematopathology fellowship program is a one-year training program, fully accredited by the ACGME, and currently offers 1 positions annually for those at a level PGY IV or above.
Training occurs predominantly at the Tulane clinical laboratory, under supervision by the TMC hematopathology faculty. Additional training in bone marrow and lymph node pathology is offered at Ochsner Hospital, for two months, under the Ochsner hematopathology faculty. One month of focused training is required in cytogenetics, provided in the Hayward Genetics center. Additional elective time to observe testing in molecular techaniques can be arranged in the TMC pathology department. One month of focused training in coagulation is required; this is provided at the Louisiana Coagulation Laboratory and the Tulane Cancer Center specialty clinics in hematology. Training in the performance of bone marrow biopsy and aspiration technique is provided through the TMC Cancer Center. Through these diverse experiences, the fellow will gain a sophisticated understanding of a wide range of neoplastic as well as non-neoplastic hematologic disorders.
The hematopathology training program is designed to provide the trainee with the necessary opportunities, experience, and background to become proficient in all aspects of hematopathology, utilizing both classic and modern techniques in the current medical environment. Under direct supervision, the fellow will develop proficiency in the interpretation of blood and bone marrow morphology, lymph node pathology, laboratory hematology, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, molecular diagnostics and cytogenetics. The fellow will gain expertise in evaluation of both neoplastic as well as non-neoplastic hematologic conditions, as well as coagulation disorders.
In addition to these diagnostic skills, the fellow will gain the administrative knowledge and skills necessary for successful management of an active hematology / clinical pathology laboratory. Professional communication is a part of the everyday experience, such that the fellow will hone the communication skills necessary for successful interaction with clinicians, pathologists, laboratory technologists, and other hospital personnel. Educational avenues include daily clinical and didactic experiences with the hematopathology attendings, frequent group seminars with residents and other fellows, as well as clinical/pathology conferences and grand rounds. The fellow has many opportunities to teach as well, including instruction for residents, other fellows, and medical students. Upon successful completion of the fellowship program, the fellow should be ready to practice independently in any work setting, and to be able to meet all competency requirements in the daily practice of hematopathology. After successful completion of the fellowship year, certification may be achieved by successfully passing the national specialty board examination for hematopathology.
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.
Interested candidates should submit:
Application can be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
John Schmieg, MD, PhD
Director Hematopathology Fellowship
c/o Bea DeLucca
Tulane University School of Medicine
1430 Tulane Ave., SL79
New Orleans, LA 70112
Stipend is commensurate with year of postgraduate training.