Molecular Genetic Pathology


The molecular genetic pathology fellowship is a one-year ACGME board-accredited clinical fellowship designed to train pathologists for a career in molecular genetic pathology. The trainee will get a thorough exposure to all aspects of molecular genetic pathology including hematopathology, infectious diseases, tissue typing, oncology, and medical genetics. Emory Medical Laboratories has a state-of-the art molecular diagnostic facility that performs approximately 65,000 tests annually. The trainee will gain hands-on experience with a broad range of molecular techniques including nucleic acid extraction, nucleic acid amplification, FISH, SNP-arrays, bone marrow engraftment testing, bioinformatics, and nucleic acid sequencing with a focus on next-generation sequencing. Trainees are expected to participate in laboratory test development and translational research. The fellows will assume progressively more responsibility for interactions with clinicians and other pathologists, and test interpretation as the training progresses.


USMLE Step 3, Eligible for Georgia medical licensure, AP/CP completed (will consider AP only and CP only) Hands on experience in molecular biology and/or molecular testing is highly desirable.


Commensurate with year of postgraduate training



To apply to the Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship:

  1. Complete CAP Fellowship Application
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. Personal Statement
  4. Copy of USMLE Results (Step 1, Step 2CS, Step 2CK, and Step 3)
    COMLEX Results (Level 1, Level 2, Level 2 PE, and Level 3)
  5. Copy of ECFMG Certificate (if you are an International Graduate)
  6. Submit complete package to:

Letter Writers or Designees must complete and submit the following:

  1. Three Letters of Recommendation (addressed to Linsheng Zhang, MD, PhD, Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship Program Director)
  2. Submit complete package to:

If additional help is needed, contact:

Serita Phillips, MSW
Pathology Education Coordinator
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Emory University Hospital, Room H185-E
1364 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30322

Phone: 1-404-727-4283

Molecular Genetics Pathology Fellowship - Faculty

Faculty members - Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship