The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine is accepting applications for an ACGME-accredited one-year fellowship in dermatopathology. The position focuses on obtaining excellent diagnostic skills in dermatopathology and provides ample opportunities for teaching, research, and interdepartmental collaboration.
The Division of Dermatopathology is housed in a world class, dedicated core pathology laboratory that is located on the beautiful Indianapolis central canal and cultural trail. Cutaneous specimens (more than 17,000 cases annually) are received from the five hospitals on the academic health campus (Indiana University Hospital, Methodist Hospital, Eskenazi Hospital, Riley Children’s Hospital, and Roudebush Veterans Affairs Hospital), other hospitals in the state-wide IU Health network, and private dermatology practices. A robust volume of consultation cases are received from Indiana and surrounding states.
Training in histomorphology, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, immunofluorescence, and molecular interpretation is provided by our five experienced faculty dermatopathologists within the Department of Pathology. Clinical dermatology training is provided by the Department of Dermatology, which provides patient care at the five hospitals on the academic health campus and at numerous outreach clinics.
In addition to daily slide review and clinical dermatology training, educational content includes weekly lectures and unknowns conferences, bi-monthly Dermatology Grand Rounds, weekly melanoma conference, weekly journal clubs, intradepartmental QA conferences, and attendance at national meetings. Additional exposure and training in soft tissue pathology, hematopathology, cytopathology, and surgical pathology is readily available from subspecialty-trained experts in the Department of Pathology. Fellows are strongly encouraged to participate in ongoing research projects in the division.
Fellows are also encouraged to contribute to our locally developed publicly available digital slide archive. These digital slides are used for educational and research purposes.