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Molecular Genetic Fellowship

The fellowship for academic year 2019-2020 has been filled.

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine of New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine offers a one-year ACGME-approved Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship. The fellowship training program focuses on the application of molecular techniques to the diagnosis of cancer (including hematologic and solid tumor malignancies), inherited disorders, and infectious diseases. It is designed to educate fellows in the practice of molecular pathology, including laboratory management, test development and clinical consultation. The program emphasizes a multidisciplinary team approach to patient management as well as clinical and translational research opportunities.

The program also provides rotations in the Institute for Precision Medicine, cytogenetics, medical genetics clinics, and microbiology. Techniques available include automated nucleic acid extraction, real-time PCR, capillary electrophoresis, next-generation sequencing (Illumina and Ion Torrent), pyrosequencing, Sanger sequencing, conventional cytogenetics, and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). Trainees are expected to attend and present at relevant clinical conferences, participate in test development, and teach residents. In addition, the fellow will complete a quality improvement, test development or translational research project during his/her training. A departmentally-funded Translational Research Core Facility offers a wide array of research services including histology, immunohistochemistry, tissue array, cytogenetics and molecular techniques, thus providing the opportunity to conduct clinically relevant and scientifically sophisticated studies. This endeavor will be done under the supervision of an attending molecular pathologist; however, collaborative extra-departmental research opportunities also are possible.

Requirements: Candidates must have completed an Anatomic Pathology/Clinical Pathology residency, Anatomic Pathology residency, Clinical Pathology residency, or a Medical Genetics residency and be eligible for New York State licensure. 

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine only accepts J1 visas for all fellowships.

Number of Appointments: One position is available each academic year.

Facilities: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is the major clinical affiliate and teaching hospital of Weill Cornell Medicine. NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine, an 824-bed facility, is centrally located in a collaborative medical community that includes the Hospital for Special Surgery, Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and The Rockefeller University.

Community: Weill Cornell is located in a beautiful residential neighborhood along the East River in Manhattan, within walking distance of Central Park and the midtown entertainment and shopping areas. Attractions include major museums, concert halls, theaters, and an opera house, all of which are easily accessible.

Faculty: Michael Kluk, MD, PhD (Program Director), Hanna Rennert, PhDHelen Fernendes, PhDWayne Tam, MD, PhDMarcin Imielinski, MD, PhD and Susan Mathew, PhD

Dates and deadlines (for 2019-2020 fellowship year):
August 30, 2017 - Deadline for receipt of completed application (including recommendation letters) from candidates. Please note that we have a rolling admissions policy, therefore, we strongly encourage interested candidates to apply as early as possible.
September 1 through December 1, 2017 - Interviews are conducted.
On or before December 30, 2017 - Issuance of formal offers (12:00pm EST)

Stipends: Salaries are commensurate with the level of training.

Recommendation letters:
Please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to us via email to jep2018@med.cornell.edu. The letters should be addressed to:

     Dr. Michael Kluk – Director, Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship Program
     Weill Cornell Medicine/New York Presbyterian Hospital
     Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
     525 East 68th Street, F-544C
     New York, NY 10065

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Weill Cornell Medicine Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 1300 York Avenue New York, NY 10065 Phone: (212) 746-2700 Fax: (212) 746-8624