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Graduate medical education in laboratory medicine and pathology at Mayo Clinic

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Our one-year Gynecologic Pathology Fellowship provides a unique opportunity to hone your diagnostic skills by participating in one of the largest gynecologic pathology consult services in the United States. You will also participate in our large in-house gynecologic pathology and placenta practices to solidify your confidence in the completion of day-to-day gynecologic pathology specimens.

The cutting-edge resources of the Mayo Clinic Laboratories, including an entirely digitized practice, and a vast array of immunohistochemical stains and molecular testing are at your disposal to work-up your cases and utilize for your research. By the end of your fellowship, you will be equipped with the most current diagnostic and research skills to enable success in academic or private practice as an expert in gynecologic pathology.

Throughout this one-year training in gynecologic pathology, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Review and diagnose more than 2700 extraordinary consult cases per year. The following are some examples of the cases you may see in a week:
    • Mesonephric-like adenocarcinoma of the ovary arising in association with adenofibroma
    • Atypical placental site nodule
    • MMR-deficient endometrial carcinosarcoma
    • SARCA4 deficient uterine sarcoma
    • Virilizing cystic adult granulosa cell tumor
    • Moderately differentiated Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor with heterologous elements
  • Review and diagnose in-house gynecologic pathology specimens (approximately 6000 accessions per year)
  • Gain experience with digital sign-out, as our entire practice is digitized
  • Rotate on our busy placenta service and review placental and gestational trophoblastic disease consultations
  • Sign out specimens with increasing responsibility as you acquire greater skill
  • Spend two full weeks with our expert molecular anatomic pathologists gaining knowledge regarding ancillary molecular testing applicable to gynecologic pathology, including FISH, and MCL’s sarcoma targeted gene fusion panel and solid tumor panel. You will integrate the significance of these findings into each of your subsequent cases.
  • Perform at least one research project with faculty support, ample clinical material for analysis, the vast resources of Mayo Clinic Laboratory at your disposal, and generous internal funding
  • Interact with our group of eight enthusiastic gynecologic pathologists who are all available for teaching, project mentoring, and career development advice.
  • Consider elective rotations in the many consult services in our department, such as breast pathology, frozen section pathology, cytopathology, and soft tissue pathology.


The Gynecologic Pathology Fellowship is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Program history

The Gynecologic Pathology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic will begin with its first appointed fellow in July of 2023. It is anticipated that one fellow will complete this program annually.

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