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Hematopathology Fellowship

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Hematopathology Fellowship

Experience in morphologic hematopathology and liquid hematology as well as molecular diagnostic techniques,cytogenetics, immunohistochemistry and flow cytometry.

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Hematopathology Fellowship

Prepare for a career in diagnostic hematopathology by training in morphology, flow cytometry, immunohistochemical and molecular techniques

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Hematopathology Fellowship

The Stratton VA Medical Center provides the hematopathology fellow with additional hematology experience including opportunities to perform bone marrow biopsies.

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The Albany Medical Center Hematopathology Fellowship Program is a one-year program directed toward subspecialty Board certification. The program provides an in-depth experience in morphologic hematopathology and liquid hematology as well as flow cytometry, cytogenetics, immunohistochemistry and molecular diagnostic techniques. Case material is derived from the Albany Medical Center Hospital and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center as well as consultations cases from regional hospitals.

The fellowship program in hematopathology is structured and organized to provide training and clinical experience so that upon completion of a one-year program the fellow is competent to function effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and as a consultant in the field of hematopathology. The educational objectives of the training program are designed to prepare individuals for a career in diagnostic hematopathology by providing training in morphology, flow cytometry, immunohistochemical and molecular techniques. The fellowship emphasizes both the diagnostic skills and research.

The format used to accomplish this educational goal is a curriculum that consists of structured and dedicated blocks of time for rotation through various laboratories and diagnostic services as well as structured didactic lectures, conferences, morphologic atlases, microscopic slide study sets, clinical and laboratory experience, research activities and participation in national meetings.

The total number of bone marrow core biopsies and aspirates performed at Albany Medical Center is approximately 800 per year. An additional 60 biopsies/aspirates are performed at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The program requires that the fellow independently and successfully perform five bone marrow aspirations and biopsies under the supervision of the attending hematologist oncologist.

Hematopathology Rotation Summary

Hematopathology(lymph node/bone marrow service) 6 Months
Hematology/Coagulation 4.5 Months
Cellular Immunology 2 Weeks
Molecular Diagnostics 2 Weeks
Cytogenetics 2 Weeks

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