Contact Us

Program Coordinator, Cytopathology Fellowship Program
Aeelyn Urdaneta
Phone: 305-585-8164
Email: a.urdaneta1@med.miami.edu

Program Manager, Cytopathology Fellowship Program
Arniece Gutierrez
Phone: 305-585-7400
Email: acgutierrez@med.miami.edu

Application Information

Eligibility:
Our program does not participate in a match program. The final fellowship selections are made among the interviewed candidates by the faculty and/or selection committee.

How to Apply:
Applicants should send an application form to Program Coordinator Aeelyn Urdaneta at a.urdaneta1@med.miami.edu and Program Manager Arniece Gutierrez at acgutierrez@med.miami.edu with the following:

  • C.V.
  •  Three Letters of Recommendation

Deadline:
Applications are accepted from May 1 to October 31 (18 to 24 months prior to start date). Interviews are held from November to January.

Call Schedule

There is no call schedule required.

Locations

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

1475 NW 12th Ave

Miami, FL 33136

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UHealth Tower

1400 NW 12th Ave

Miami, FL 33136

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Program Requirements

Medical Licensing Examination:
All applicants must successfully complete United States Medical Licensing Examination Steps 1, 2 and 3 prior to the start of the program.

Postgraduate Training:
Candidates must be MDs or DOs who have completed at least two years of residency training in pathology in an ACGME-accredited program. Candidates must be board-eligible or certified in anatomic pathology, and licensed in Florida or eligible for Florida medical licensure.

Visas

The J1-Visa: Alien Physician Program, sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, is the standard visa for residents/fellows who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For specific program eligibility/qualifications or additional information, please contact:

Lourdes Boet
Hospital Services Supervisor
Physician Services Department

Jackson Health System
1611 N.W. 12th Ave. Suite ET-1004
Miami, FL 33136-1096
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123
Email: LBoet@jhsmiami.org

Cytopathology Fellowship

Mission & Vision

The Cytopathology Fellowship is a one-year, ACGME- approved program. Our mission is to provide advanced, in-depth training in cytopathology. We seek to train pathologists to attain the appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes to become excellent cytopathologists.

Mission & Vision

The Cytopathology Fellowship is a one-year, ACGME- approved program. Our mission is to provide advanced, in-depth training in cytopathology. We seek to train pathologists to attain the appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes to become excellent cytopathologists.

Program Director’s Welcome

Our Cytopathology Fellowship is both clinically and academically oriented and focused on development of diagnostic skills in the areas of body cavity fluids and exfoliative, fine needle aspiration and gynecological cytology. Our division provides a robust volume of excellent and diverse materials for the education of our clinical fellows.

Program Director’s Welcome

Our Cytopathology Fellowship is both clinically and academically oriented and focused on development of diagnostic skills in the areas of body cavity fluids and exfoliative, fine needle aspiration and gynecological cytology. Our division provides a robust volume of excellent and diverse materials for the education of our clinical fellows.

In addition to acquiring microscopic diagnostic skills, our fellows develop competency in assessment of immediate reads (rapid on-site evaluation/ROSE), participate in the development and implementation of quality improvement processes for our clinical laboratories and participate in the presentation of lung multidisciplinary clinicopathologic conferences and tumor boards at University of Miami/Jackson Health System facilities where integration of clinical, radiographic and pathologic findings are discussed and management plans are determined.

Additionally, fellows cover the Jackson Health System’s Breast Health Center and thyroid, head and neck and surgical oncology clinics, where they perform fine needle aspiration and immediate FNA assessment.

Our faculty is actively involved as teachers, role models, scholars, advisers and mentors who are committed to helping trainees identify niches to be successful and satisfied. Educational activities aimed at providing an avenue for reinforcing medical knowledge, in addition to daily sign-out sessions and clinicopathologic conferences and tumor boards, include didactic sessions and journal clubs. Fellows are also exposed to a variety of clinical/translational research opportunities, in which they are expected to actively participate.

-Monica Garcia-Buitrago, MD

Description

Additionally, fellows cover the Jackson Health System’s Breast Health Center and thyroid, head and neck and surgical oncology clinics, where they perform fine needle aspiration and immediate FNA assessment.

Our faculty is actively involved as teachers, role models, scholars, advisers and mentors who are committed to helping trainees identify niches to be successful and satisfied. Educational activities aimed at providing an avenue for reinforcing medical knowledge, in addition to daily sign-out sessions and clinicopathologic conferences and tumor boards, include didactic sessions and journal clubs. Fellows are also exposed to a variety of clinical/translational research opportunities, in which they are expected to actively participate.

-Monica Garcia-Buitrago, MD

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Fellows per Year?

2

Duration of Fellowship?

1 year

Program Highlights

100% board pass rate over last 4 years

Only cytopathology fellowship program in South Florida

Clinical/translational research opportunities

Clinical Experience

Year 1

Fellows will spend their time at various facilities in the following areas over the course of their one-year fellowship:
23 weeks at UM Health System’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center: Gynecological, Non-gynecological Cytology and FNA Clinics
23 weeks at Jackson Health System’s Jackson Memorial Hospital: Gynecological, Non-gynecological Cytology and FNA Clinics
2 weeks: Research
4 weeks: Vacation

Your Faculty

Monica Garcia-Buitrago, MDDirector, Gastrointestinal Pathology Service
Director, Cytopathology Fellowship and Selective Pathology – Surgical/Gastrointestinal Pathology programs
Professor, Clinical Pathology

Carmen Gomez-Fernandez, MDDirector, Head and Neck Pathology Fellowship Program
Professor, Pathology
Vice Chair and Director, Education

Merce Jorda, MD, PhD, MBAChief, Pathology, Jackson Health System
Director, Genitourinary Pathology
Director, Cytopathology, UHealth Tower
Interim Chair, Department of Pathology

Jaylou Velez-Torres, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Pathology

Yiqin Zuo, MD, PHD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Pathology