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Residency in Clinical Pathology

The Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, has an opening for a clinical pathology residency position (starting date July 1, 2015). The application deadline is November 1, 2014.  We plan to make our initial offer for the position on November 17.

Our residency program is designed to fulfill training requirements and eligibility for board certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Training will emphasize diagnostic cytology, hematology, and clinical chemistry. Opportunities are also readily available for training in surgical biopsy and general pathology, and for involvement in research. The resident will participate in diagnostic service, teaching of veterinary students, journal club, rounds, and seminars, and will be encouraged to attend and present at national meetings and write manuscripts for publication. More information about the program here, and about programs at other institutions, is available on the ASVCP website.

The Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences currently has three boarded clinical pathologists and six anatomic pathologists. Our diagnostic service is supported by a diverse case load with submissions from within the teaching hospital and from outside practices, a well-equipped laboratory, and ancillary resources including in-house immunohistochemistry and flow cytometry. In addition to faculty pathologists, our department has basic research faculty with programs in cancer biology, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease, and virology.

Candidates for the position must have a DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA-recognized institution. An internship or practice experience is desirable but not mandatory. The residency has a starting salary of $27,000 and comes with a medical benefits package.  The appointment is renewable on an annual basis (three years total), assuming satisfactory performance.  The salary will increase to $27,500 in the 2nd year of the program, and $28,000 in the 3rd year of the program.

Applications for the clinical pathology residency should include:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of professional goals
  • Veterinary school transcript
  • Three references (names, titles, email addresses, and phone numbers)

Applications should be sent to:

Michael M. Fry
Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Tennessee
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4542
Phone: 865-755-3063

Informal inquiries are welcome.

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