The Essential Guide to Achieving the Perfect Pathology Fellowship: Useful Advice and ‘Must-Do’s’ for First-, Second-, and Third-Year Residents


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AUSTIN, Texas (April 21, 2011) — Early in their four-year residency programs, pathology residents should start searching for the perfect fellowship and employers should emphasize the need for residents to acquire subspecialty expertise before they begin a career in pathology and laboratory medicine.

On Thursday, April 28, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. EDT the Pathology Residents Education Program (PREP) offered through THE DARK REPORT will present a timely Webinar designed to help pathology residents identify, apply, and interview for the perfect pathology fellowship. The Webinar, “The Essential Guide to Achieving the Perfect Pathology Fellowship: Useful Advice and ‘Must-Do’s’ for First-, Second- and Third-Year Residents,” will teach attendees what it takes to demonstrate their skills and competencies as well as how to nail down an offer for the ideal pathology fellowship. LINK:


The first speaker, Robert Petras, MD, is internationally known for his subspecialist expertise in gastrointestinal pathology. Dr. Petras accepts fellows and will provide an insider’s perspective on all aspects of the fellowship experience. He has been active in promoting fellowship programs at the national level and has invaluable insights into how an applicant can stand out.

Listeners will also hear from Jerad M. Gardner, MD, Chair of the CAP Resident Forum and Fellow, Soft Tissue Pathology at Emory University. From the pathology resident’s perspective, Dr. Gardner offers practical information about the do’s and don’ts of submitting fellowship applications, handling the interview process, and responding appropriately to post-interview communications.

Pathology fellowships aren’t easy to get. To get a fellowship offer from a first choice, it’s essential that pathology residents understand how to distinguish themselves from the other applicants. This Webinar will reveal what it takes to get a fellowship in either an academic or non-academic setting, including how to select a subspecialty, how to become a competitive candidate, and how to navigate the fellowship application process. It will even prepare listeners for handling an offer of acceptance—and what to do if they’re turned down.

Registration to this audio conference is now open. Pathology residents looking for a fellowship opportunity will get a head start by learning about the application process and clearing up confusing aspects before beginning their search.

A valuable question-and-answer session will follow the 50-minute presentation. Members of the press who would like to hear how pathology residents can land the fellowship of their choice should contact Ron Martin at 512-264-7103.

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