Medical Student Post-Sophomore Fellowship in Pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital

The Role of Pathology in Contemporary Patient Care and Biomedical Research

Goals: Foundational education, hands-on experience, and translational research opportunities using pathologic basis of disease to inform diagnosis, therapy, prevention, and research.

Opportunity: Year-long fellowship with flexible start date: January 1, April 1 or July 1.

Applicants: Medical students who have completed their principle clinical experience are preferred. Students at other stages (e.g. post pre-clinical experience) will be considered on an individual basis. Students both with and without a long-term career interest in Pathology are likely to find this Fellowship valuable.

Curriculum: In order to develop a robust understanding of disease mechanisms, the tools and consequences of pathologic diagnosis, and how pathologists collaborate with caregivers, Student Fellows will be exposed to the entire spectrum of anatomic pathology and clinical laboratory services, including advanced molecular diagnostics. Student Fellows will assume similar training and responsibilities as Residents in Pathology, including frozen sections and autopsies, body fluid analysis, management of transfusion donors and recipients, clinical laboratory management, and participation in teaching and service conferences. Student Fellows will rotate as a team through core general services and will also experience several of the sub-specialty services with an opportunity to focus on areas of particular interest. A typical program will involve 6 months of Anatomic Pathology, and 3 months of Clinical Pathology (Laboratory Medicine), including a rotation in Molecular Diagnostics.

Student Fellows will have a three-month opportunity for a clinical-translational research project to be pursued with a BWH Pathology faculty mentor. The Student Fellows will also have the opportunity to present their work at a national pathology meeting (e.g., USCAP, ACLPS), sponsored by the BWH Department of Pathology.

Stipend: $27,000 annually.

Current Fellow

2019-2020

Pinak Joshi, St George's University

Previous Fellows

2018-2019

Sneha Gupta, West Virginia University School of Medicine
Current status: 3rd-year medical student at West Virginia University School of Medicine

2017-2018

Kolin M. Meehan, West Virginia University School of Medicine
Current status: 4th-year medical student at West Virginia University School of Medicine

2016-2017

Saagar Jadeja, MD, Drexel University
Current status: Dermatology Residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Iny Jhun, Harvard Medical School
Current status: Pathology Residency at Stanford School of Medicine

2015-2016

Aaron Cohen, MD, Harvard Medical School
Current status: Internal Medicine Residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital

2014-2015

Kavita Goyal, MD, Drexel University
Current status: Dermatology Residency at the University of Minnesota

2013-2014

Jonathan Lee, MD, Harvard Medical School
Current status: Dermatopathology Fellow, Brigham and Women's Hospital (following Dermatology Residency at University of Pittsburgh)

Matthew Torre, MD, Harvard Medical School
Current status: Research Fellow at Brigham and Women's Hospital (following Neuropathology Fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital)

Application Process

Applicants should have a strong interest in academic medicine, and an excellent fund of clinical knowledge. Applications should include:

  • a statement of interest
  • a letter of recommendation from a clinical mentor who can speak to the student’s interests in academic medicine
  • a CV, including USMLE Step I and pre-clinical grades.

Application Deadlines:

  • For January 1 start: applications will be accepted until September 1st of the preceding year; interviews will be conducted in September; a final decision will be made by October 1st
  • For April 1 start: applications will be accepted until December 1st of the preceding year; interviews will be conducted in December; a final decision will be made by January 1st
  • For July 1 start: applications will be accepted until March 1st of the application year; interviews will be conducted in March; a final decision will be made by April 1st

Complete applications should be sent to Dr. Richard Mitchell, c/o Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115; rmitchell@partners.org

Questions

Rick Mitchell, BWH Pathology
617-525-4303
rmitchell@partners.org

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