Contact Us

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

Program Manager, Hematopathology 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

Fellows are on call when covering the bone marrow service (approximately 21 weeks).

Locations

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

1475 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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UHealth Tower

1400 N.W. 12th Avenue

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 should be MDs or DOs who have completed at least two years of residency training in AP or AP/CP within the United States (ACGME accredited) or within Canada. Candidates must be certified (or are eligible for certification) by the American Board of Pathology.

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

Hematopathology Fellowship

Mission & Vision

The Hematopathology Fellowship is a one-year, ACGME- approved program designed to provide advanced, in-depth training in hematopathology. Competency in hematopathology will include the acquisition of an appropriate knowledge base required to practice this specialty. As the hematopathology fellow is central to our clinical academic work, they are critical components of our multidisciplinary approach to leukemia and lymphoma care for University of Miami/Jackson Health System.

Mission & Vision

The Hematopathology Fellowship is a one-year, ACGME- approved program designed to provide advanced, in-depth training in hematopathology. Competency in hematopathology will include the acquisition of an appropriate knowledge base required to practice this specialty. As the hematopathology fellow is central to our clinical academic work, they are critical components of our multidisciplinary approach to leukemia and lymphoma care for University of Miami/Jackson Health System.

Director’s Welcome

Our Hematopathology training program is both clinically and academically oriented and focused on development of diagnostic skills in the areas of bone marrow interpretation, flow cytometric immunophenotyping, immunohistochemistry, lymph node and extranodal lymphoma pathology, molecular genetic analysis of hematopoietic malignancies and peripheral blood interpretation.

Director’s Welcome

Our Hematopathology training program is both clinically and academically oriented and focused on development of diagnostic skills in the areas of bone marrow interpretation, flow cytometric immunophenotyping, immunohistochemistry, lymph node and extranodal lymphoma pathology, molecular genetic analysis of hematopoietic malignancies and peripheral blood interpretation.

The division provides a robust volume of excellent and diverse materials for the education of our clinical fellows. In addition to learning to interpret and appropriately report a wide variety of neoplastic and reactive hematologic conditions, our fellows are also directly responsible for management of associated laboratory testing (from a quality perspective), development and implementation of quality improvement processes for our clinical laboratories, and act as our direct liaisons with our clinical colleagues.

Fellows are responsible for presentation of clinical cases in a variety of weekly multidisciplinary clinicopathologic conferences where integration of clinical, pathologic and radiographic findings are discussed and management plans are determined.

Hematopathology faculty are engaged in teaching our fellows in all areas of hematopathology. Educational activities aimed at providing an avenue for reinforcing medical knowledge, in addition to daily sign-out sessions, include didactic sessions, interesting weekly case conferences, journal clubs and lymphoma and leukemia tumor boards.

Additionally, there are a wide variety of other academic activities offered by the pathology and hematology/oncology departments. Fellows are exposed to a variety of clinical/translational research opportunities in which they are expected to actively participate. Clinical and basic science research laboratories also exist for fellows interested in this type of research activity.

-Jennifer Chapman, MD

Description

Hematopathology faculty are engaged in teaching our fellows in all areas of hematopathology. Educational activities aimed at providing an avenue for reinforcing medical knowledge, in addition to daily sign-out sessions, include didactic sessions, interesting weekly case conferences, journal clubs and lymphoma and leukemia tumor boards.

Additionally, there are a wide variety of other academic activities offered by the pathology and hematology/oncology departments. Fellows are exposed to a variety of clinical/translational research opportunities in which they are expected to actively participate. Clinical and basic science research laboratories also exist for fellows interested in this type of research activity.

-Jennifer Chapman, MD

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Fellows per Year?

2

Duration of Fellowship?

1 year

Program Highlights

Opportunity to train in the only NCI-designated cancer center in South Florida & leadership opportunities in both the clinical & research space

Unique collaborative relationship with destination hematology oncologists

7,000+/- clinical cases reviewed annually

Clinical Experience

Year 1

Fellows will spend their time dedicated to the following areas over the course of their one-year fellowship:

43 weeks (divided equally between leukemia and lymphoma services):
Leukemia, Lymphoma, Flow Cytometry and Consultation

2 weeks: Cytogenetics Laboratory

2 weeks: Molecular Laboratory

1 week: Flow Cytometry Laboratory

4 weeks: Vacation

Your Faculty

Jennifer Chapman, MDActing Director, Hematopathology Division
Associate Professor, Clinical Pathology
Director, Hematopathology Fellowship Program
Operations Director, Immunohistochemistry Laboratory

Julio Poveda, MDAssistant Professor, Cliical Pathology

Yi Zhou, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Pathology

Alumni Placements Include:

Baylor College of Medicine
Doctors Hospital
Fox Chase Cancer Center
HCA Healthcare
Laboratorio Clínico Hematológico
Miami Cancer Institute
Miami VA Healthcare System
Palm West Hospital
Sparrow Health System
Sparrow Ionia Hospital
University of Antioqia
University of Miami/Jackson Health System
West Kendall Baptist Hospital

Alumni Placements Include:

Baylor College of Medicine
Doctors Hospital
Fox Chase Cancer Center
HCA Healthcare
Laboratorio Clínico Hematológico
Miami Cancer Institute
Miami VA Healthcare System
Palm West Hospital
Sparrow Health System
Sparrow Ionia Hospital
University of Antioqia
University of Miami/Jackson Health System
West Kendall Baptist Hospital