Pathology Post-Sophomore Fellowship

Duke Pathology offers a one-year post-sophomore fellowship opportunity for medical students
interested in pursuing a career in pathology. One position is available each academic year. 
Students who have finished their junior year of medical school may also apply.

The goal of the fellowship is to provide a total immersion experience similar to that of a PGY-1 pathology resident. The fellow will have rotations in surgical pathology, autopsy pathology, and clinical pathology. Elective months are available in subspecialties including dermatopathology, neuropathology, GI pathology, cytopathology, hematopathology, and others. Clinical pathology months may include transfusion medicine, flow cytometry, microbiology, molecular pathology, and others. The program is flexible, and can be adjusted and modified depending on the interest of the student.

The fellow will always be under the supervision of pathology residents and faculty, and will participate in frozen sections, grossing, autopsies, and on-call responsibilities. The fellow will attend and participate in daily teaching conferences. The fellow may also elect to propose a clinical research project and select a research mentor within the department. Presentation of research findings at a national conference is encouraged and supported.



                Grant Abass

Hometown: Murrieta, CA
College: Point Loma Nazarene University
Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine
Residency Plans: Pathology residency in North Carolina
Career Goals: Teaching and academic medicine have always been my primary interests. I hope to eventually be a professor in Pathology with an emphasis on medical student and resident education, in addition to developing novel and innovative pedagogical styles within histopathology and pathophysiology.
Hobbies and Interests: Being with friends, guitar, piano, singing, songwriting, running, tennis, and riding my street bike.
Why Duke: Ever since my first year of medical school at Duke, the Department of Pathology has been extraordinarily supportive and inspiring. Mentorship, collegiality, inclusivity, and work-life balance stood out as some of the biggest strengths.
Why Durham: The weather, the people, the food. It doesn’t get any better than that!



Students must be in good academic standing and have completed at least two or three years of medical school prior to the fellowship. The preferred starting date is July 1 but can be adjusted depending on the medical school schedule. Applicants under consideration will be invited for an interview.

(This fellowship is currently filled for 2019-2020.)

Please submit the following documents prior to February 1:

   Curriculum vitae
   Personal statement
   Two letters of recommendation
   USMLE Step 1

Stipend and Benefits:

The fellow will receive a stipend of approximately $25,000 and a book/travel allowance from the Pathology Department. Insurance benefits are also provided.

Please send applications to the Fellowship Coordinator:

Debra Andersen, C-TAGME
GME Program Coordinator
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology, Dermatopathology, Hematopathology, Medical Microbiology, Neuropathology, Post-Sophomore Fellowship
Duke University Medical Center
Department of Pathology, DUMC 3712
Durham, North Carolina 27710
Phone: 919-684-2070

John M. Carney MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Director, Post-Sophomore Fellowship