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Department of Pathology & Immunology

Hematopathology Fellowship Curriculum

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Fellows are exposed to a broad range of both benign and malignant pediatric and adult hematopathology as well as the ancillary diagnostic testing in the diagnosis of those disorders.

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Curriculum

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All rotations occur in the Department of Pathology & Immunology and the Clinical Laboratories therein. Rotations include:

View an example of a fellow’s schedule.

Note: A hematopathology fellow has 3 weeks vacation time and can take vacation days during any time frame, but with approval of the site rotation director. The fellow is also instructed to inform about vacation 2 weeks in advance.

Being a one year fellowship and multiple sites of rotations, an elective rotation or dedicated research rotation cannot be scheduled. Also, being a pathology subspecialty, the fellows do not rotate in direct patient care; the training encompasses review of smears, slides, laboratory data etc.

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Didactics

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Fellows are encouraged to participate in departmental conferences for pathology residents and fellows, and a variety of conferences based at individual hospitals. Conferences include:

  • WHO Review (weekly)
  • Journal Club (monthly)
  • Citywide hematology conference (weekly)
  • Citywide hematopathology conference (monthly)
  • Lymphoma histology review (monthly)
  • Hematopathology journal club (monthly)
  • Leukemia journal club (twice a month, Texas Children's Hospital only)
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Research

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All teaching faculty participate in a variety of primarily clinical and translational research projects. Opportunities abound both within the Department of Pathology & Immunology as well as potential collaborations with other clinical departments or faculty at other institutions within the Texas Medical Center. Fellows are expected to participate in supervised research.

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Contact Us

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Interested applicants should address communications to Program Director, Jyotinder Nain Punia, MD, and Program Coordinator, Rosario Guzman