Fellowship Training in Anatomical and Cytopathology


The Department of Pathology offers one-year fellowship training in Anatomical and Cytopathology.

The Department of Pathology at The University of Western Ontario and London Health Sciences Centre is a referral centre for the entire Southwestern Ontario region, and is one of the largest in Canada, handling approximately 50,000 surgical specimens, 30,000 cytology specimens and 550 autopsies on an annual basis. The volume of case material, quality of the faculty and general environment make this a rich and nurturing centre in which to enhance diagnostic skills and carry out translational research.

This fellowship may be in one or more of most subspecialty areas including Cytopathology. Approximately 75% of the fellow's time will be allocated to clinical service, during which he/she will be given time and direction to develop and improve knowledge and skills in anatomical pathology. He/she will be exposed to state-of-the-art diagnostic and laboratory techniques. The fellow will be expected to participate in one or more independent research projects suitable for peer review publication. There will be opportunities to participate in medical student and resident teaching and to present at discipline specific seminars and rounds.

Minimum requirements include a MD (or equivalent) degree, certification (or anticipated certification) in General or Anatomical Pathology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (or equivalent) and eligibility for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Documented interest in scholarly activity will be an asset.

We are currently taking applications for the 2014-15 year. This position is open to all qualified candidates; however priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

The deadline for the receipt of applications is August 16, 2013. Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, and arrange for three letters of recommendation from teachers who have had meaningful responsibility for the candidate’s medical education, to be mailed directly to:

Dr. D.K. Driman
Chair, Fellowship Selection Committee
Department of PathologyDental Sciences Building, Room 4045
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
The University of Western Ontario
London ON N6A 5C1

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