The Laboratory of Comparative Pathology offers fellowship opportunities to qualified veterinarians and physicians who have completed at least two years of postgraduate training in anatomic pathology. The one-year fellowship provides subspecialty training in laboratory animal, comparative, and genomic pathology to veterinarians and physicians seeking to advance their knowledge in these disciplines. Fellows may take advantage of the varied diagnostic and research caseload at the three participating institutions—Weill Cornell Medical College, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and The Rockefeller University. They also have access to state-of-the-art necropsy facilities, histology and immunohistochemistry services, and a fully equipped clinical pathology laboratory where various diagnostic tests are performed including hematology, clinical chemistry, parasitology, serology, and microbiology.
Other specialty cores accessible to fellows provide electron and scanning microscopy, confocal microscopy, laser microdissection, and molecular cytology services. Fellows are expected to participate in weekly conferences and pathology rounds in association with the Animal Medical Center's Pathology Department and Human Pathology Rounds held by Weill Cornell's and Memorial Sloan-Kettering's Departments of Pathology. The training curriculum will be helpful to those candidates preparing for board certification from the American College of Veterinary Pathologists.
Responsibilities include performing gross and microscopic examination of a variety of laboratory animal species (mice, rats, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, pigs, birds, fishes, frogs, and non-human primates), interpreting findings, preparing reports, and communicating with staff veterinarians and/or research personnel as needed. Scientific collaboration and publication are encouraged. Supervision and support from three board-certified veterinary pathologists is provided throughout the course of the fellowship.