Description:
This one-year program includes the cytopathology laboratories at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the contiguous Central Arkansas Veterans Health Services. Opportunities to resolve diagnostic problems through interaction with the laboratories of electron microscopy, hematopathology and flow cytometry, as well as close cooperation with the division of surgical pathology enhance the fellow’s experience. The material available for study and diagnosis includes 7,000 nongynecologic specimens, of which approximately 1,800 are fine needle aspirations. Almost half of fine needle aspirations are performed by the pathology department, including the cytopathology fellow.

Proficiency in obtaining, preparing and interpreting aspirate samples is a major focus of our program, and close interaction with the clinical services is an essential part of the experience. Our 12,000 gynecologic specimens are predominantly thin preparation based and represent a high-risk population. Extensive interaction with our active gynecologic oncology service is an important part of this program. The fellow will be involved in a rich teaching conference schedule in several areas of pathology, and comprehensive teaching sets complement this training.

The fellow is given gradually increasing, supervised responsibility, and is expected to participate in the teaching of cytotechnology students and pathology residents. The fellow will participate in the research activities of the division, leading to presentations at national/international meetings, and publishing. We strive is to train cytopathologists with well-rounded skills and the flexibility to pursue any career goals.

Requirements: Board certification or eligibility in AP or AP/CP

Number of Fellowships Available: 1

2020-2021: Filled

2021-2022: Open

Applications: Send curriculum vitae, a personal statement concerning career goals, and three letters of recommendation to

Asangi Kumarapeli, M.D., Ph.D.

c/o Ashley Sanders
Cytopathology Fellowship Director
Department of Pathology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 West Markham, Slot 517
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205ith