Clinical Chemistry Fellowship
Director: Yusheng Zhu, Ph.D., DABCC
The Clinical Chemistry Fellowship Program in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston offers a two year program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Clinical Chemistry. The fellows will rotate in the clinical chemistry laboratory at MUSC, a full-service laboratory including general chemistry, immunoassays, therapeutic drug monitoring, toxicology, special chemistry, and critical care laboratories with 53 medical technologists. The over 8000 sq-ft laboratory is equipped with Beckman Coulter total automation chemistry system, Siemens Centaur XP and Immulite 2000 immunoassay systems, Waters LC MS/MS, Perkin Elmer GC, Waters HPLC, Bio-Rad Hb Variant II system, Helena electrophoresis system, and Radiometer blood gas analyzers. The fellows also have opportunity to rotate in the clinical chemistry laboratory at VA Medical Center. In addition, the fellows will rotate in molecular pathology, immunology, and hematology laboratories. The trainees are not only trained in all sub-disciplines of modern clinical chemistry, but also in basic, clinical, or translational research, laboratory management, and teaching.
All applicants should have earned a doctoral degree at accredited institutions. Individuals with doctoral degrees in Chemistry-related fields or Medicine are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants possessing an M.D. degree must be diplomats of the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology or have met the requirements to take the Board examination. Candidates should have met 30 semester hours minimum requirement of undergraduate and/or graduate level biochemistry or chemistry courses. Applicants with education obtained at institutions outside the U.S. or Canada must, at their expense, have their credentials evaluated by the International Education Research Foundation, Inc., or acceptable equivalent. Applicants should have strong interests in laboratory medicine and research. Excellent communication and personal-interaction skills are required.
Commensurate with postgraduate training and experience.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:
Yusheng Zhu, PhD, DABCC, FACB
Director of Clinical Chemistry & Toxicology
Medical University of South Carolina
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
171 Ashley Avenue, MSC 908
Charleston, SC 29425-9080
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