About the Program
The Division of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center offers a two-year training program in hematopathology. The first year is a core year which provides broad-based knowledge in all areas of anatomic and laboratory hematology, and which will provide eligibility for the special competency examination in hematology given by The American Board of Pathology. During the second year, the fellows consolidate their interpretative skills on clinical rotations (approximately 50%). They also have at least 50% protected time to develop one or more research projects, which may be basic or clinical/ pathologic in orientation, under the guidance of mentors in the program faculty. Flexibility is allowed to encourage the development of special interests and expertise.
The fellow is expected to become proficient in the clinical and laboratory evaluation of pathologic materials such as blood, bone marrow and lymph nodes. He/she will be expected to obtain knowledge in the use of instruments and equipment required for diagnostic laboratory studies and in the management of a hematology laboratory. The fellow is expected to improve knowledge and skills in light and fluorescent microscopy, bone marrow biopsy, immunohematology, molecular diagnosis, immunophenotyping and tissue culture techniques, cytogenetics, histochemistry, cytochemistry and immunocytochemistry. The experience in coagulation includes exposure to procedures used in the coagulation laboratory and clinical training in diagnosis, management and treatment of patients with coagulation disorders. In addition, the fellow will gain exposure to molecular biology as it pertains to hematologic diseases. Although the program is designed to provide experience and understanding in the special field of hematology, fellows will be encouraged to participate in the other teaching programs of the Divisions of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology.
For More Information
Sergej N. Konoplev, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Hematopathology Fellowship Program
Department of Hematopathology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 0072
Houston, TX 77030-4905
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