Hematopathology Fellowship Program
The Scott & White Hospital and Clinic Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, in association with the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, offer a one-year Fellowship in Hematopathology.
Our program's goal is to train individuals who will:
- Direct a hematology laboratory
- Consult with clinicians on hematopathology
- Have the morphologic expertise to accurately render hematologic diagnosis on any appropriate specimens, including:
- Lymph nodes
- Bone marrow aspirate/biopsies
- Properly interpret peripheral smears
The program will prepare them to qualify and successfully complete the American Board of Pathology Hematology board certification examination. The fellow will be exposed to routine and special hematology testing, routine and special coagulation testing, cytochemistry, histochemistry, flow cytometry and cytogenetics and molecular techniques as they apply to the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of hematologic malignancies.
The program emphasizes morphologic evaluation of peripheral smears, bone marrow aspirates and biopsies, and lymph node and other tissue biopsies for the diagnosis of hematologic malignancies. Performance of bone marrow aspirate and biopsies, principles of laboratory management, utilization and cost-effective practice, utilization of laboratory information systems and clinical consultations and scientific basis of hematology and coagulation are an intrinsic part of the program curriculum.