The Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Pathology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester blends clinical training with ongoing seminars and research.
The Division of Anatomic Pathology is a very busy, high-volume surgical pathology practice.
The core of your training will be clinical in nature. Eight months will be spent on the GI and liver services and four months in general surgical pathology; three in the frozen section lab and one month seeing extramural consultation cases.
On the GI biopsy rotation, you will be responsible for biopsies from approximately 75 patients each day, reviewing the biopsies on your own before signing out with the consultant. You will also be expected to help train pathology residents rotating on the GI/liver service and present material at a variety of pathology and clinical conferences. The liver service is equally busy.
The wealth of surgical pathology material at Mayo Clinic offers limitless opportunities for research projects. We also collaborate with large, active clinical groups in gastroenterology, liver transplant, gastrointestinal surgery and gastrointestinal oncology. Core science laboratories are located in the same building as the pathology division, providing access to techniques such as microdissection, fluorescence in-situ hybridization and flow cytometry.
There is an integrated didactic core lecture series, attended by all residents and fellows, which covers a range of topics in anatomic and clinical pathology. There is also a monthly education conference in GI/liver and periodically you will be expected to present material at this conference. An extensive teaching file contains glass slides demonstrating the entire spectrum of gastrointestinal disease.