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Applicants must be board eligible in AP, CP or AP/CP as appropriate, and licensed to practice medicine in the State of California by the time their fellowship begins. To apply to the program please send:
1. A completed application form available here: Fellowship Application Form
2. Your CV
3. A statement of your interest in the subspecialty area in which you are applying.
4. Three letters of reference, one of which should be from the Chair or the Residency Director of your residency training program.
5. USMLE scores (steps 1, 2, 3)
6. Medical school transcripts and copy of your medical school diploma
7. ECFMG certificate, if applicable
We encourage those interested to apply 20 months in advance. All application materials and inquiries should be addressed to the program coordinator:
|Jeanné Bellettiere, Sr. Academic Coordinator|
|Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine|
|116 N. Robertson Blvd, 5th floor|
|Los Angeles, CA 90048|
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During the interview day, the fellow applicant meets with the Fellowship Program Director, other faculty members in their subspecialty area, and with the Residency Program Director if appropriate. There is ample time during lunch and a tour with the current fellow(s) in the subspecialty area to ask questions and learn about all aspects of the fellowship.
For information regarding compensation, benefits including parking and meal cards, and appointment policies, please see the CSMC GME website.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is a 950-bed quaternary care facility for which medical education always has been a core mission. The Medical Center supports a Level 1 trauma center and a multi-organ transplant program, including heart, lung, liver, kidney, bone marrow and pancreas. There are many Centers of Excellence and Institutes within Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, which provide outstanding case material in clinical and anatomic pathology from patients of all ages. In addition to the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine's program, Cedars-Sinai's CSMC Graduate Medical Education program offers ACGME-accredited residency programs in virtually all areas as well as many subspecialty fellowships. Cedars-Sinai's Medical Library contains 11,000 volumes and 400 print and online subscriptions. Also available are the UCLA Medical Center's library materials.
Within the Pathology Department, the fellow has his or her own desk and microscope (if applicable) for the year, and also is issued a computer with Internet access and all necessary pathology software applications. The departmental library contains volumes covering all specialty areas, as well as 10 pathology journals. Study sets are available in surgical pathology and cytopathology. Surgical pathology is consolidated on one floor, with the recent addition of a new Intraoperative Consultation Suite. The other areas of anatomic and clinical pathology are located on other floors in the main building. The Department has a newly refurbished main conference room, with several pathology conference rooms also in the main hospital building.
Life in West Los Angeles
The Medical Center is located at the junction of the Beverly Hills and West Hollywood sections of Los Angeles. The area is renowned for its wide variety of social and recreational facilities and an excellent climate. Los Angeles has become a major cultural center with superb museums, theaters and musical events, as well as nearby mountains and, of course, the beaches. The hospital is near many excellent restaurants, shopping and gyms; don't be surprised if you run into some A-listers there. For more information about life and nightlife in LA see About.com's page about Los Angeles or the LA Weekly newspaper. For information about local housing check out Westside Rentals or LA Craigslist.