Pediatric Pathology

The Fellowship Program in Pediatric Pathology at the University of Alberta (UAH/Stollery Children's Hospital and Royal Alexandra Hospital) is tailored to the career needs of the individual fellow. For the typical graduate of a pathology training program, rotations through pediatric, perinatal and embryofetal autopsy and surgical pathology are mandatory, while elective rotations for research and/or through different subspecialties may be negotiated during the one year Fellowship. There are approximately 3000 pediatric surgicals, 50-100 non-gynecologic cytology specimens, 1800 placentas, and 80-130 perinatal/pediatric autopsies per year. Embryofetal and developmental pathology, perinatal pathology, cardiac pathology, neuropathology, renal pathology, electron microscopy, genetics, metabolic disease and neoplasia are emphasized.

The faculty of 4 M.D.'s and 1 M.D, Ph.D. provide expertise in all aspects of developmental pathology including Cytogenetics. The Clinical Oncology and Pediatric Pathology Programs participate in the Children's Oncology Group (COG) Protocols. Fellows will be expected to participate in the teaching programs of the University during which they supervise junior fellows and undergraduate medical students.

A minimum of 4 years of anatomic pathology OR 2 years of anatomic pathology and 2 years of general (clinical) pathology OR 2 years of pediatric residency plus 2 years of anatomic Pathology is required (see also Educational Goals below). Letters of recommendation from three faculty members having direct supervisory roles in the candidate's training program and a transcript of the medical school record are required. A personal interview is offered to those whose credentials are deemed suitable.

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