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Hematopathology Fellowship, Royal Oak



The majority of the fellow training will occur in daily sign-out at the multi-headed scope with an attending hematopathologist.  Fellows are responsible, under appropriate supervision, for all aspects of the service – from obtaining the specimen to interpretative reporting including selection of ancillary special testing in immunohistochemisty, cytochemistry, cytogenetics, flow cytometry and molecular pathology, to the final application of all available data to the final interpretation.  They are encouraged and expected to increase their knowledge of the field in a stepwise fashion not only by increasing their knowledge base but also through graduated responsibility.

The program provides intensive training in each of the several aspects of hematopathology. These include:

  • laboratory management and quality control
  • laboratory assessment of red cell, white cell, and platelet disorders
  • consultative approach to coagulation disorders
  • detailed analysis and interpretation of the morphologic aspects of the peripheral blood, bone marrow, and lymphoid tissues
  • appropriate use of immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, cytogenetics/FISH and molecular diagnostics in the diagnosis of hematologic disorders
  • learn techniques of bone marrow aspiration and biopsy
  • the preparation of the bone marrow specimen for smears and tissue sections
  • basic elements of the microscopic interpretation of cases

During the course of the year the fellow will have specific rotations in

  • bone marrow morphology
  • flow cytometry
  • lymph node morphology
  • coagulation
  • cytogenetics
  • molecular pathology
  • hemoglobin electrophoresis
  • research


Fellows are required to attend specific hematopathology conferences

  • hematopathology unknown conference
  • hematopathology interesting case conference
  • cytogenetic morphologic correlation conference.
  • hematolymphoid tumor board

Additional conferences in clinical pathology the fellow is expected to attend and participate include

  • call debriefing conference
  • laboratory administration management series
  • cp case conference
  • journal club

The fellow may also attend the didactic lecture series and AP lectures when appropriate.

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