The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at IU School of Medicine is accepting applications for a traditional one-year fellowship in dermatopathology. The position focuses on obtaining excellent diagnostic skills in dermatopathology and provides ample opportunity for teaching, research and interdepartmental collaborations.
In 2019, the department is filling two additional fellowship positions. One position reflects the opportunity described above. The other position prepares individuals for a career in academic dermatopathology. The first year of the fellowship isdevoted to translational research, with a focus on genetic sequencing of melanoma and atypical nevi. Additional projects are more clinical and diagnostic so as to provide a mixed research experience. The second year of the fellowship focuses on diagnostic dermatopathology (and clinical dermatology for a pathology-trained applicant).
The fellowships are jointly sponsored by the IU School of Medicine departments of pathology and dermatology in Indianapolis. The Division of Dermatopathology is housed in a modern stand-alone pathology and lab medicine facility. Cutaneous biopsy material (more than 15,000 accessions annually) is received from the five hospitals on campus (Indiana University Hospital, Methodist Hospital, Eskenazi Hospital, Riley Children’s Hospital, and Roudebush Veterans Affairs Hospital), and private dermatology practices. Consultation cases are received from physicians in Indiana and surrounding states. Training in dermatopathology, immunohistochemical techniques, in situ hybridization, immunofluorescence and molecular diagnosis is provided through the Pathology Department. Abundant clinical material is available through the Dermatology Department, which provides patient care at the five hospitals and at numerous outpatient clinics. Exposure to clinical and histopathologic material via daily sign-out, weekly teaching conferences, bi-monthly Dermatology Grand Rounds, weekly melanoma conference and attendance at national meetings will extend throughout the fellowship.