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Moffitt Cancer Center @ USF

University of South Florida Program


Program consists of three main hospitals: Moffitt Cancer Center, James A. Haley VA, and Tampa General Hospital. Additional training at Bay Pines VA, USF Morsani Diagnostic Laboratory and OneBlood Services. James A. Haley is the largest VA in the country. Majority of time during residency is spent at Moffitt Cancer Center and James A. Haley. Most fellowships are at Moffitt Cancer Center, except Forensics at the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner Office.

Dr. Evita Henderson-Jackson is the Program Director.

12901 Bruce B Downs Blvd, MDC Box 11, Tampa, FL 33612-4799

Tel: (813) 974-2364 Fax: (813) 905-9896

E-mail: evita.henderson@moffitt.org


Anatomic and Clinical Pathology ResidencyEdit

Residency Leadership:

Program Director: Dr. Evita Henderson-Jackson

Associate Program Director: Dr. Nicole Riddle

Chairman: Dr. Anne Champeaux (former program director)

Number of Residents (total): 15 (16 accepted)

Number of Residents (annually): 4

AP/CP Integrated Program. External Electives allowed, but unpaid leave. Program consists of 22 months required AP, 20 months required CP, and 6 months electives. One research and quality improvement project is required. Vacation is 15 days every year, and 9 days sick leave with 1 day being given to a general pool for emergencies. Travel is funded if presenting a poster/platform. Senior residents are sent to AP/CP board review course (Osler Course).


Comment 1:

Do you feel you have:

·         Adequate preview time? Yes

·         Adequate reading time? Yes

·         Adequate support staff (PA’s, Secretarial, etc…)? Yes

·         Adequate AP Teaching? Yes

·         Adequate CP Teaching? Yes

·         Graduated responsibilities? Yes

Average work hours on surgical path?           50/wk

Are you allowed to do external rotations? Yes; however, you will not be paid during those rotations.

PROs:

Huge array of specimens

Get to experience different practice settings:

All Children's Hospital (elective)

Hillsborough County Medical Examiner's

Moffitt Cancer Center (cancer hospital; academic/research oriented)

OneBlood

Tampa General Hospital (city hospital, but private practice group)

USF

VA hospitals (James Haley and Bay Pines)

Ancillary staff includes:

Enough PAs at all sites for grossing of specimen

Enough cytotechs on cytopathology to help with rapid onsite evaluation

Good boards pass rate: 100% first time pass rate for at least 10 years

Light call schedule (varies per hospital; duties include frozen sections and autopsies)

Many fellowships available with USF or Moffitt

Family friendly

CONs:

  • Since we rotate at many sites...
    • Many computer systems/electronic medical records to learn to use (but this is a selling point when applying for jobs!)
    • Less interaction between residents
    • Expectations are variable between sites
  • Ancillary staff: there are autopsy techs at the Medical Examiner's office (they're awesome), but at other sites, autopsies rely entirely on residents (including sewing up body, cleaning/mopping, etc.)

Fellowship Programs offered?

USF-affiliated:

  • Cytopathology

  • Dermatopathology

  • Forensic Pathology

  • Hematopathology

Moffitt-affiliated:

Breast

Gastrointestinal

Head and Neck

Molecular

Oncologic Surgical Pathology

Personalized Medicine

Additional benefits to trainees (Book Fund, Travel Fund, Other resources): Travel fund if presenting

Famous Faculty: Barbara Centeno (pancreatic cyto); Gregory Lauwers (GI); Ramon Sandin (micro/infectious disease); Bruce Wenig (Head and Neck)

Cytopathology FellowshipEdit

Fellowship Program Director: Marilyn M. Bui, MD

Training at Moffitt Cancer Center (main campus and McKinley Center) and briefly at the James Haley VA

Fellowship Length: 1 year

Positions Per Year: 2

CAP Standardized Application Accepted

Notes: High volume with great cytotechs. Fellows will also learn to perform fine needle aspiration biopsies and touch preps.

Dermatopathology FellowshipEdit

Fellowship Program Director: Jane L. Messina MD

Training at Moffitt Cancer Center and USF Health Clinic

Fellowship Length: 1 year

Positions Every Year: 1

Position for 2019: Filled

Position for 2020: Filled

CAP Standardized Application Accepted

Forensic Pathology FellowshipEdit

Fellowship Program Director: Mary Mainland, MD

Training at the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner Department, near the USF campus.

Fellowship Length: 1 year

Positions per Year: 1

Position for 2019: Filled

Position for 2020: ?

CAP Standardized Application Accepted

Notes: From a resident point of view, great facilities and great people. There are few better places to go to get a high-quality forensic path education, and you are treated respectfully at every turn. Even the medical students who rotate there get their own offices.

Hematopathology FellowshipEdit

Fellowship Program Director: Ling Zhang MD

Training at Moffitt Cancer Center

Fellowship Length: 1 year

Positions per Year: 2

Position for 2020: Filled

CAP Standardized Application Accepted

Oncologic Surgical Pathology FellowshipEdit

Fellowship Program Director: Ardeshir Hakam, MD, MBA

Training at Moffitt Cancer Center

Fellowship Length: 1 year

Positions per Year: 2

CAP Standardized Application Accepted

Program: This is an excellent hospital to gain experience in cancer biology, pathology, and treatment. Over 12,000-13,000 specimens a year are submitted and reviewed in the pathology department excluding outside consultations (range 8000-9000 cases). A variety of malignancies are encountered from all areas of the body including glial tumors, soft tissue/bone tumors, gastrointestinal tumors, gynecological tumors, genitourinary tumors, head and neck tumors, and more... The experience will make you a better diagnostician and give you more confidence in your abilities as well as improve communication skills with clinicians/surgeons allowing you to take part in the team approach in caring for patients.