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- Beth S. Ruben, MD
- Mary Kate Fitzsimon
- Tel: 415-353-7416
- 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 95,000 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 Dermatopathology.
The next available position begins July 1, 2014. The deadline to apply is September 1, 2012.
Please be advised that our deadline for applications, C.V., personal statements and three reference letters, is September 1, 2012; all MUST be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters should also be sent to Mary-Kate Fitzsimon (at the same email address) and should be addressed to Beth S. Ruben, M.D., Fellowship Program Director. These letters MUST come directly from the referee and be on institution letterhead. Please select your referees carefully as only the first three reference letters will be included with your application when submitted to the Committee for review.
Along with application, please submit the following:
• Current Curriculum Vitae
• One Page Personal Statement
• Three Letters of Recommendation
• Affirmative Action Forms (optional)
Commensurate with PGY level.