This ACGME accredited fellowship is one year of intensive training in all aspects of cytopathology. The fellowship provides a wide spectrum of experiences including molecular applications to cytology specimens as well as more traditional training in FNA technique, QA and QI exposure, specimen triage and preliminary interpretations.

Educational Objectives

  • Competency in the morphologic criteria in all types of cytologic specimens and preparations
  • Ability to incorporate molecular and other advanced diagnostic techniques into the practice of cytopathology
  • Ability to make diagnoses and clinical recommendations on all types of cytologic specimens
  • Understanding of both the capabilities and the limitations of assessment of a disease process by cytology


  • Participation in review of both GYN and non-GYN material, and in the performance and analysis of fine needle aspirations
  • Attendance and participation in teaching conferences related to cytopathology
  • Personal research projects mentored by department faculty


Three years of training in anatomic pathology or four years combined anatomic and clinical pathology.


Stipends commensurate with hospital policy.


Apply to:
Diane Kowalski, M.D.
Director, Cytopathology Fellowship Program
Department of Pathology
Yale School of Medicine
P.O. Box 208023
New Haven, CT 06520-8023
Tel: 203.737.2115 
Fax: 203.785.3325