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Pathology-Cytopathology Fellowship, Royal Oak


The Cytopathology Fellowship is integrally associated with the AP/CP Pathology Residency. The Fellow actively participates in teaching the Pathology residents, medical students and other clinical residents and fellows during sign-out on the multi-headed microscope.

Sign-out responsibilities for the Cytopathology fellow are graduated and based on his or her level of experience. The main responsibilities in Cytopathology involve active participation in the daily sign-out of Cytology cases (gynecologic, non-gynecologic, and fine needle aspirations), and interpretation of "rush" FNA cases submitted from Diagnostic Radiology and the operating room. In addition, fellows prepare and interpret sentinel lymph node scrapings.

In addition to Cytopathology sign-out, the fellow rotates on frozen section coverage with an attending staff pathologist once per month. While performing frozen sections, the fellow is encouraged to make cytologic touch preparations to reinforce cytologic/histologic correlations.

The fellow actively participates in:

  • Cytopathology laboratory management and quality assurance activities.
  • Thoracic Tumor Board.
  • Practice-based Learning Conference.
  • Cytology Slide Conference to Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.
  • Cytology unknown slide conference.


Required conferences

  • Weekly Cytology Case Conference (Tuesdays 11:00).
  • Gyn histo-cyto correlation
  • Weekly anatomic pathology unknown slide conference (Thursdays 12:00)
  • Monthly Cytology unknown slide conference.
  • Monthly journal club conference.
  • Weekly interesting cases review (Fridays 3:00).

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