Hematopathology Fellowship

The Department of Laboratory Medicine offers a one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship with emphasis on diagnostic hematopathology and laboratory hematology. Each year 2 positions are available in this 1-year program. The hematology laboratory performs approximately 600,000 hematology and coagulation tests per year. The hematopathology service reviews approximately 1600 adult bone marrows, 300 pediatric bone marrows and 700 consult cases (marrows and lymph nodes) per year. The program provides a good balance of autonomy and supervision and the fellows gain progressive independence during the year with the goal of independent practice in all areas of hematopathology upon completion of training including hematology, coagulation, bone marrow pathology, lymph node pathology and laboratory management. In addition to a well-balanced clinical education, the program ensures adequate time and opportunities for scholarly activities, teaching, quality improvement, patient safety and educational projects. The program faculty has diverse interests giving the fellows an opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge in every aspect of hematopathology.


To qualify candidates must have one of the following: successful completion of at least two years of a pathology residency accredited by the ACGME or a program located in Canada and accredited by the RCPSC; certification by the American Board of Pathology in anatomic pathology and clinical pathology, in anatomic pathology, or in clinical pathology.

If selected, candidates must obtain an unrestricted medical license or a Postgraduate Training License (PTL) from the Medical Board of California before their start date.

Non-U.S. citizens must possess a Permanent Resident Card or an appropriate educational visa prior to starting a postgraduate medical education program. The Department of Laboratory Medicine may sponsor J1 visas.

ACGME Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Hematopathology

Medical Board of California


Fellows will be appointed as a PGY-5.

UCSF GME Trainee Financial Resources


We are no longer receiving applications for 2025-2026.

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