Hematopathology Fellowship

Hematopathology Fellowship

Due to a family emergency, we have an unexpected opening for our hematopathology fellowship for the 2017-18 academic year.  We seek one additional fellow to begin on July 1, 2017 (we have one other confirmed fellow)

Program highlights as follows:

  • Cases include 550 lymph nodes, 3300 bone marrow biopsies, 2800 peripheral smears, and 3800 flow cytometry/leukemia/lymphoma/MRD cases annually; 25% of these cases are from pediatric patients
  • Rotations: 6.5 months morphology, 2.5 months flow cytometry, 2 months electives, 1 month research
  • Diverse faculty expertise – our 5 core faculty completed hematopathology fellowships at 5 prestigious programs; you will learn a diverse approach to cases from a collegial group
  • Daily consensus conference – we share all challenging cases each morning and discuss our diagnostic approach – it is a trainee favorite!
  • External learning opportunities – over the last 10 years we have supported our fellows’ attendance of the Knowles’ “Tutorial on Neoplastic Hematology” being held in Miami, Jan 2018
  • Boards – based on data available since 2008, 100% of our fellows have passed their hematopathology boards on the first attempt
  • Publish – collectively our last 10 fellows have published 21 peer-reviewed publications based on their fellow projects
  • Research – our faculty have experience mentoring fellow research and provide opportunities to submit abstracts and present at national meetings, including USCAP
  • Career mentoring – program faculty are willing to be actively involved in all aspects of the job search process, including identifying advertised and unadvertised positions, preparing a CV, drafting a cover letter, preparing for an interview, negotiating a job contract, and evaluating multiple offers
  • Excellent job placement – our fellow graduates have landed outstanding jobs in both academia and private practice

According to expert pathologist recruiter, Rich Cornell, president of Santé Consulting. “The market for hematopathologists remains strong. There were 58 new positions posted over the last half of the year in 2016. Indicating that the future for the sub-specialty to be in high demand. In fact, Mr. Cornell stated in a recent lecture; hematopathology is the second most sought after sub-specialty next to molecular pathology nationally.”




Applicants must be Board eligible or certified in Anatomic and/or Clinical Pathology.

Applicants must also meet all University of Minnesota requirements:  https://www.med.umn.edu/residents-fellows/new-applicants/eligibility

The program accepts trainees on J-1 Visas.

Stipends and Benefits:
Commensurate with level of training.

Michael A. Linden, MD, PhD
Director of Hematopathology and Fellowship Program Director
Email: linde013@umn.edu
Application Process:

Only complete applications are reviewed for possible interviews. Complete applications consist of a Curriculum Vitae, letter of intent, a copy of the medical school diploma, United States Medical Licensing Examination results (parts 1, 2, and 3), three letters of recommendation and the Department’s fellowship application form found online at http://www.pathology.umn.edu/sites/pathology.umn.edu/files/fellowship_application_form.pdf

The letters should be from the applicant’s current/most recent program director and two other physicians who know the applicant well. International medical graduates must also submit a copy of their valid ECFMG certificate and be eligible for a J-1 visa, if necessary.

For more information:

For more information on fellowship opportunities, as well as more details on how to apply, please visit the fellowships webpage at


Please send materials by mail or email to:

Maggie McGough, Program Coordinator
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
420 Delaware St. S.E.

MMC 609, Mayo Room D-142

Minneapolis, MN 55455

Fax: (612) 625-3976

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