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To serve patients, health care providers, research scientists, scholars, and society by providing excellence and innovation in diagnostic services and educational resources in a respectful, professional and culturally diverse atmosphere.

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To become a preeminent leader in academic anatomic and clinical pathology while translating basic science discovery to improved clinical care.

Jane K. Upshur Pathology Fellowship Award
A Post-Sophomore Medical Student Pathology Fellowship Program

DESCRIPTION:

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, offers up to three post-sophomore fellowships in Pathology each year. The Fellow(s) may choose between a clinical concentration and a research concentration:

Clinical concentration: 1 month (July) with the first year residents during their anatomic pathology introductory rotation, 4 months in surgical pathology, 2 months in medical and forensic autopsy, 1-2 months in hematology/flow cytometry/cytogenetics/molecular pathology (1-2 weeks per service with an emphasis on hematological malignancy), and 3 – 4 months in electives, which may include or be comprised of a research project.

Research concentration: 1 month (July) with the first year residents during their anatomic pathology introductory rotation, 4 months in surgical pathology, 1 month in medical and forensic autopsy, and 6 months in a clinical, basic science or translational research endeavor.

REQUIREMENTS:

The student must have successfully completed the second year of medical school and be in good academic standing. Students may also be considered following their third year of medical school. Students must be eligible for, apply for, and be offered a one year Leave of Absence from their College of Medicine.

AWARD:

Students are offered a monetary award commensurate with current graduate school stipend (currently $23,000), a $1000 book fund, and additional funding to attend a national pathology conference. In addition, up to $5000 will be available to support the fellow’s research activities. The Department of Pathology will compensate the student for continuation of their student health insurance coverage for the year.

APPLICATION:

Send Application with a copy of the candidate’s curriculum vitae, sealed medical school transcripts and a brief statement of reasons for interest in the fellowship award to: Cynthia A. Schandl, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Post-Sophomore Fellowship Award Program, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, 171 Ashley Avenue, Suite 309, MSC-908, Charleston, SC 29425.

JKU Fellowship Award

Dates and Deadlines:

Medical students may apply for the award from September 1 through February 15 of their sophomore or junior year for consideration for the following July 1st award. Final selections will be made by committee by February 28.




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