Oncologic Surgical Pathology Fellowship, USA

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Oncologic Surgical Pathology Fellowship

This is a one-year Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited program in tumor pathology during which fellows are actively engaged in the examination of anatomic pathology material submitted to the Department of Pathology under the supervision of the attending staff.

The material comprises over 46,000 surgical specimens (including 16,000 departmental consults, 3,000 personal consults, and 350 electron microscopy specimens), and 45 autopsies per year.

Dr. Klimstra and Fellows

The educational program’s philosophy involves direct handling of large volumes of interesting and complicated cases by the fellows.

Rotations are organized by subspecialty, including breast, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, gynecologic, thoracic, hematopathology, head and neck, soft tissue, bone, dermatopathology, neuropathology, and intraoperative consultations (frozen sections).

An elective period is also provided. Participation in research projects by the fellows is encouraged.

July 2012

Application Deadline
March 1

Length of Program
1 Year

Eligibility for Oncologic Surgical Pathology Fellowship

The fellowship is available to individuals who have completed training in pathology in an ACGME-accredited residency program. Board – eligibility in either AP, AP / CP is required by the beginning of the fellowship in Oncologic Pathology.

All qualified applicants are welcome, but preference will be given to those committed to an academic career in Pathology.

A definite attempt will be made to identify individuals interested in combining two pathology fellowships offered at Memorial Sloan-Kettering under the assumption that this experience should provide them with a strong basis for a successful career in Academic Pathology.

Therefore, preference for the subspecialty fellowships and Molecular Pathology fellowships will be given to those who have completed the Oncologic Pathology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering or those who have had an analogous experience in a similar institution.

Early application is encouraged.

Number of Positions


How To Apply

Apply Online

Once applicants have submitted their online applications, they will need to send the following documents in order to be considered for a fellowship position :

  • Three letters of recommendation from an institution in which the applicant has trained. These letters should be addressed to Dr. Maureen Zakowski.
  • Copy of a medical school diploma and translation, if necessary
  • Letters certifying training from each institution in which the applicant has trained in the United States or Canada. This must include dates of training and be signed by the institution’s program director or chairman.
  • International medical school graduates must submit a copy of their Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate that is marked “valid indefinitely”.

Stipend and Maintenance

The stipend is commensurate with the year of the applicant’s postgraduate training. Nearby, subsidized housing is available; professional liability insurance and health coverage are provided free of charge.


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 the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, which also includes Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research.

There is an affiliation and close interaction between the clinical and research units of the Center and the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, as well as with The Rockefeller University.


Sophia Oreste

E-mail : orestes-at-mskcc.org
Phone : 212-639-6336
Address :
Department of Pathology,
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center,
1275 York Avenue,
New York, NY 10065.

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