Laboratory Medicine offers a one-year training program in chemical pathology, which has an optional second year for eligible candidates.
The objective of the program is to prepare the fellow to function as the director of a clinical chemistry laboratory by becoming proficient in areas such as:
- Instrument/test selection
- Test implementation
- Interpretation of test results
- Familiarization with regulations and requirements governing laboratory accreditation
- Cost analysis
- Personnel training
In addition, this program offers special opportunity to gain experience in tumor markers and other cancer-related testing.
This program is affiliated with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Texas Children's Hospital. Rotations will provide experience in areas to include special chemistry testing, general (high volume) chemistry testing, urinalysis, infectious disease screening, molecular diagnostics, toxicology and HPLC.
Fellows will also be involved in the preparation of interpretive reports and providing consultation to clinicians regarding test selection and interpretation. A research project must be completed under staff supervision for successful completion of the program.
A second year is available to the selected candidate who successfully completes the first year and is interested in an area of research or consultative activity.
How to Apply
- Apply to this program using the DISCOVER online application system.
Please direct inquiries to:
Beverly C. Handy, M.D.
Director, Chemical Pathology Fellowship Program
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Unit 37
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030
MD Anderson Cancer Center is committed to encouraging good health and staying true to our mission to end cancer. If you are applying for a GME fellowship or residency program starting on or after July 1, 2016, please be advised that MD Anderson will have instituted a tobacco-free hiring process as part of its efforts to achieve these goals. If you are offered an appointment, you will be subject to a Pre-Employment Drug Screen for tobacco compounds in compliance with applicable state laws. If you do not pass the urine drug screening which includes testing for tobacco compounds, you CANNOT be appointed at MD Anderson. Should you fail to meet this contingency, MD Anderson will withdraw your offer of appointment for the academic year. You may reapply for the following academic year, but there are no guarantees that you will be offered a position as many of our programs are already filled for several years out.