All applicants must be eligible for a full medical license per the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. International medical graduates must also be eligible for an H1B visa (eligibility includes passing all three steps of the USMLE and reporting results to Mass. Eye and Ear prior to the Match deadline). The requirements of full licensure can be viewed on the mass.gov website.
Selection criteria include
- Advanced prior training in ophthalmology or pathology
- Academic career objectives
- An institutional position as an eye pathologist available in advance
- Letters of recommendation
- Prior publications
- Interest in research and research publications
The fellow works under the attending pathologist’s supervision during daily slide-read-out responsibilities, and ultimately reports to the Director of the Cogan Ophthalmic Pathology Laboratory. Each fellow is expected to work 40 hours per week, without moonlighting.
- Participation in daily slide read-out sessions in the David G. Cogan Laboratory of Ophthalmic Pathology
- Participation in monthly tutorials, Pathology Rounds, Grand Rounds, the Fellows’ Course, and Pathology Lecture Series
- Supervision and teaching of residents, other clinical fellows, and medical students rotating in the Ophthalmic Pathology Laboratory
- Attendance and presentations of research material at regional and national meetings
- Assistance in the preparation of presentations for attending pathologists, residents, and fellows
During weekdays, the fellow will supervise a resident who evaluates the 10-15 eye pathology cases each day. The fellow collaborates in the generation of microscopic descriptions and tentative diagnoses. After the fellow and resident have interpreted the set of cases, all slides will be reviewed by an attending pathologist and the fellow’s and resident’s diagnosis will either be confirmed or revised according to the attending’s recommendation.
After this one-on-one review and discussion of each case, a preliminary diagnosis is reported to the surgeon by telephone, and the final results will be entered into the MGH CoPathPlus reporting system. Cases of exceptional diagnostic difficulty or of special educational value will be additionally reviewed with appropriate subspecialty pathologists at Massachusetts General Hospital when requested by the attending eye pathologist, the surgeon, the resident, or the fellow. The fellow will oversee this activity and order and collate any special stains to finalize the diagnosis.
The Director of the David G. Cogan Laboratory of Ophthalmic Pathology will provide monthly progress reviews, as asll we written evaluations twice a year.
A standard PQ salary is offered together with full employee benefits.
Cogan Eye Pathology Laboratory
Massachusetts Eye and Ear
243 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114