This one-year fellowship program provides comprehensive training in diagnostic cytology. Our laboratories are located at the Jackson Memorial Medical Center and the University of Miami Health which provides service to over 65,000 in-patients and more than 300,000 out-patients, annually. We evaluate approximately 20,000 cases per year, of which 9,000 are non-gynecologic, including over 2,700 fine needle aspirations. The location of our laboratory within the Department of Pathology provides ready access to a wealth of teaching material and three large libraries which offer unique patient care perspectives and research-related services.

The fellows covers the Breast Health Center, Thyroid, Head & Neck and Surgical Oncology Clinics with a total of 12,000 visits a year and participate by performing FNA and immediate FNA analyses at these clinics. During their second quarter, in order to have intense hands on experience in performance of FNA, the fellows may take two to four weeks of rotation in the FNA Clinics. They take an active role in teaching medical students and pathology residents, present at departmental conferences, and participate in the cytology workshops given by faculty at local and national meetings.   

ACGME Accredited: Yes
Residents or Fellows per year: 2
Duration: 1 year  
Postgraduate Training Required: AP/CP or AP Pathology  
U.S. Citizenship Required: No

Residents/Fellows who have graduated our program in the last 10 years obtained faculty positions at:

  • Cleveland Clinic, Ohio.
  • University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center

Teaching Hospitals

  • Jackson Memorial Hospital (JMH)
  • Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC)
  • University of Miami Hospital (UMH).

Applicants must be Board eligible or certified in Anatomic/Clinical Pathology or Anatomic Pathology.

Application Deadline
Applications should be submitted by November 30 (20 months prior to start date).

The fellows will rotate at University of Miami Hospital, Sylvester Cancer Center and Jackson Memorial Hospital. The core curriculum consists of supervised training in evaluating fine needle aspirations (FNA), interpretation of exfoliative cytology (gynecologic and non-gynecologic), application of ancillary techniques such as immunochemistry, flow cytometry and molecular studies, and knowledge of laboratory management.

Board Exam Requirements
Board certified in AP Pathology and Completion of the 12-month fellowship.

Educational & Other Experience
The fellow will rotate five to six months at Jackson Memorial Hospital, five to six months at University of Miami Hospital/ Sylvester Cancer Center, one month at a FNA clinic performing fine needle aspirations.

The fellows will have elective time to complete research projects.

Not applicable.

Aeelyn I. Urdaneta
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Department of Pathology
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
1611 NW 12 Avenue, Holtz Center, Room 2044
Miami, FL 33136
Phone: 305-585-6194
Fax: 305-585-2598