Children’s National Hospital (CNH) and GW offer a one-year, ACGME-accredited fellowship in pediatric pathology designed to proved fellows with training in all aspects of pathology relating to the fetus, infant, and child. Training is based at CNH and is designed to expose the fellow to all aspects of pediatric and perinatal pathology.
Fellows will benefit from a rich clinical experience in all areas of pathology. This includes working alongside nationally-recognized experts in a wide range of subspecialties, such as tumor pathology, placental pathology, gastrointestinal pathology, fine needle aspiration, and informatics. Training in clinical pathology is also incorporated, with particular strength in hematopathology and transfusion medicine.
Specific time dedicated to pursuing elective rotations and research is heavily integrated into the robust curriculum.
Fellows must have an M.D., or D.O., degree, be eligible for medical licensure in the District of Columbia and have completed training in AP or AP/CP prior to commencing the fellowship.
A variety of intra and interdepartmental conferences and conducted each week. Fellows are required to attend a subset of these and encouraged to attend any others which are of interest. Fellows are expected to present the pathology component at some of these sessions. The fellow will assist with all autopsies unless on an outside rotation. He/she will also participate in one of the following services each day:
- Surgical pathology, Consult pathology, Neuropathology
- Gastrointestinal Pathology
Specific time for rotation in Hematopathology and Clinical Pathology is allowed in the spring (April or May), with an additional month dedicated to an elective rotation or research if desired.
By the end of the fellowship program, each trainee is expected to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to meet the six ACGME core competencies.
A variety of clinical research projects are available to fellows. Fellows are encouraged to become involved in at least one of these projects and submit an abstract to the annual Society for Pediatric Pathology meeting and to the Children's National Hospital/Children’s Research Institute annual Research and Education Week, both of which take place in the spring. The required fellow quality improvement project can also be submitted to Research Week as a poster presentation.
Candidates should submit the CAP Standard Application Form for Fellowships, a current CV and 3 letters of recommendation (including one from the Residency Program Director) to:
Amanda T. Calleroz, M.D.
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Division
Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
Children's National Medical Center
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010-2970