Hematopathology Observer Training Program

Under the direction of the department chairman, the Hematopathology Observer Training Program allows pathologist and pathologist-in-training the opportunity to participate in the clinical and research experience offered by the Hematopathology faculty by observing in the fellowship program. Along with clinical observation, participants are allowed to attend department and division conference hosted at MD Anderson. Observer openings and availability are determined by space availability for the time requirements listed below. Interested participants should inquire about availability at least six months ahead of the requested time.

The Observer Training Program is open to pathologists and pathologists in training, both domestic and international. The program is not well suited to those interested in clinical hematology and medical students are not accepted. 

Types and Numbers of Appointments

Our observer program has a 1 month maximum (31 days), but can be extended up to 3 months lifetime (no reappointments allowed). Observers can request appointments depending on seating availability. 

Stipends and Maintenance

There is no stipend or supplement award for observers. Observers must provide their own accommodations for travel and living expenses.


Interseted candidates who wish to observe must complete an online application through our "Discover" system. Observers who stay for less than 30 days are considered visitors/short term observers and are also required to complete the online application. All applicants should send a letter of interest by mail or email stating their preferred time frame for visitation, along with a curriculum vitae to the department chairman.

L. Jeffrey Medeiros, M.D.
Department of Hematopathology, Unit 72
Hematopathology Observer Training Program
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77030-4009

Phone: 713-792-6228
Fax: 713-745-0736
E-mail: ljmedeiros@mdanderson.org

The letter of interest should include all your preferred dates for observation, your current position and title, a copy of your biosketch and your goals in observing the Hematopathology Department.