Cytopathology Fellowship

Cytopathology Fellowship

** Openings for two Cytopathology Fellowship Positions starting July 1, 2022 and July 1, 2023;  See below for how to apply.**

Our Cytopathology fellowship is a fast-paced program that welcomes up to two fellows to the team annually.  Fellows become proficient at rapid on-site immediate assessment of image-guided procedures, performing FNA, diagnostic interpretation of FNA and exfoliative cytology specimens, patient safety, quality improvement, and lab management.  Our division has a beautiful FNA clinic in the Duke Cancer Center where fellows learn to perform palpable and ultrasound-guided FNA biopsies.  Fellows function on interprofessional teams and have ample opportunity for teaching both within and outside of the Pathology Department. Participation in national scientific meetings and clinical research projects is encouraged and supported. The Division of Cytopathology accessions over 24,000 gynecologic cases, 5,000 non-gynecologic cases, and 3,300 fine needle aspiration cases annually.

MISSION

To contribute to the future of cytopathology through excellence, patient-centered care, and evidence-based practice.

PROGRAM AIMS

Upon completion of the training program, trainees will be able to: 

  • Be adaptive, life-long learners capable of practicing Cytopathology in a variety of practice settings (academic, community practice, or industry/corporate laboratory) 
  • Provide excellent patient-centered care using evidence-based medicine 
  • Perform palpable and ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsies competently 
  • Serve in a leadership role on interprofessional diagnostic cytopathology teams 
  • Have the skills necessary to function as a Cytopathology Laboratory Medical Director

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must have completed an ACGME-accredited pathology residency program and be Board Certified or eligible in AP/CP or AP. The Department of Pathology sponsors J1 Visa applications.
Types and Numbers of Appointments: Two positions annually. 

STIPENDS

Commensurate with the year of postgraduate training.

HOW TO APPLY

Submit the following requested documents:

1)    College of American Pathologists Standardized Application for Pathology Fellowships with signature (Click here for application
2)    Personal statement
3)    Curriculum Vitae
4)    Cover Letter
5)    ECFMG certificate (if applicable)
6)    Copies of USMLE/COMLEX transcripts
7)    Three letters of recommendation addressed to Dr. Sarah Bean (including one from residency Program Director)

Email your application package to Program Coordinator Jawanna Bell.

IMPORTANT DATES

2022-2023 Fellowship: 

Two open positions

Deadline for Applications for 2022-2023:

 Accepting Applications Now

2023-2024 Fellowship:

Two open positions

Deadline for Applications for 2023-2024:

 Accepting Applications Now

Links pertaining to eligibility requirements:

American Board of Pathology:

Duke GME:

ECFMG:

North Carolina Medical Board:

Hidden Staff/Faculty: 
Sarah M. Bean, MD, Claudia K. Jones, MD, Wen-Chi Foo, MD, Xiaoyin "Sara" Jiang, MD, Danielle Elliot Range, MD, Kyle Strickland, MD PhD, Avani Pendse, MD PhD; Rajesh Dash, MD
Current Fellows
Hongzhi Xu, MD

Hongzhi Xu, MD

Cytopathology

Tongji Medical University, China

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Faculty
Danielle Elliot Range, MD

Danielle Elliott Range, MD

Director of Cytology

Office: 919-668-5670

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Sarah M. Bean, MD

Sarah M. Bean, MD

Program Director

Office: 919-681-6413

Fax: 919-681-7634

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Twitter: @DrSMBean

Raj C. Dash, MD

Raj C. Dash, MD

Office: 919-668-3352

Fax: 919-681-7634

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Rachel Factor, MD MS

Rachel Factor, MD MS

Office: 919-613-7880

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Wen-Chi Foo, MD

Wen-Chi Foo, MD

Office: 919-668-4782

Fax: 919-681-7634

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Xiaoyin "Sara" Jiang, MD

Xiaoyin "Sara" Jiang, MD

Office: 919-684-3641

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Twitter: @Sara_Jiang

Avani Pendse, MD_PhD

Avani Pendse, MD_PhD

Office:  919-668-7831

Fax:  919-681-7634

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Kyle Strickland, MD PhD

Kyle Strickland, MD PhD

Office: 919-684-3205

Fax: 919-681-8976

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