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Dermatopathology Fellowship

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  • Beth S. Ruben, MD


  • University of California, San Francisco
  • Dermatopathology Fellowship Program
  • 1701 Divisadero Street, Suite 280
  • San Francisco, CA 94115

The Dermatopathology Fellowship is planned as preparation for a career in dermatopathology, either in an academic setting or in practice, with an academic orientation. Our philosophy is that a second year of training is desirable for almost all applicants. Training in diagnostic dermatopathology is founded on our volume of over 100,000 accessions per year, roughly 30,000 of which are consultations on previously prepared slides, and thus contain a high proportion of challenging material. Fellows see a proportion of cases prior to their being signed out by an attending. Ancillary diagnostic training is available in immunoperoxidase techniques and molecular biology. Research opportunities include clinicopathologic studies, immunoperoxidase, ultra structural and molecular biologic investigation of aspects of skin disease, in collaboration with laboratories in the departments of Pathology and Dermatology, and the UCSF Cancer Center. Special interests include molecular cytogenetics of melanoma, cutaneous lymphomas, vascular neoplasms, and inflammatory skin disease.


Board eligible in AP, AP/CP, or Dermatology.

The next available position begins July 1, 2016. The deadline to apply is September 1, 2014.

An online application system will become available in 2014 for applicants who are applying for the 2016-17 academic year. Completed online applications, which include your most current C.V., and three letters of recommendation are due by September 1, 2014.

If you are a Foreign Medical Graduate, please use the link below to navigate to the UCSF GME Foreign Medical Graduate web page. You must complete the steps provided on their web page prior to applying to any of our fellowships.


Commensurate with PGY level.

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