Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, an affiliate of the Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, offers an ACGME-accredited fellowship for physicians with pathology training who would like to receive additional training in general surgical pathology. Located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center, Houston Methodist Hospital is a 950-bed private adult teaching hospital with 69 operating rooms and over 30,000 annual surgical accessions. In addition, the hospital has a 1.6 million square foot outpatient center that registers over 310,000 annual outpatient visits. Houston Methodist offers a full range of services from primary to tertiary care, including a multi-organ transplant center and cancer center.
Five one-year fellowship positions are available each academic year under the directorship of Mary R. Schwartz, M.D. In addition to advanced training in general surgical pathology, the fellowship provides experiences in a broad spectrum of subspecialty areas under the guidance of faculty experts. Electives in surgical subspecialty areas, as well as in immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, molecular genetic pathology, hematopathology, and cytopathology are available. Rotation on a busy consultation service is included. Experience in quality management, laboratory management, teaching junior residents, and tumor board participation are also part of the fellowship. Special rotations elsewhere in the Texas Medical Center may be arranged, e.g., The University of Texas-Houston, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, etc. The fellow will assume responsibility commensurate with his/her level of training experience, and will be expected to participate in scholarly activities leading to publication.
Candidates must have completed at least two years of training in anatomic pathology, preferably AP or AP/CP board-eligible. Candidates must hold or be eligible for a Texas Physician In Training Permit or Licensure.
Commensurate with level of post-graduate training.
Deadline for applications is January 30th of the year prior to the intended fellowship year which begins July 1st.
Application inquiries are to be directed to:
Mary R. Schwartz, M.D.
Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine
Houston Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin Street, Suite M227
Houston, TX 77030