Cytopathology Fellowship Program
The San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC) Cytopathology Fellowship Program is an ACGME-accredited one-year comprehensive program in cytopathology. The goals of the program are to educate and train pathologists to perform all the functions essential to the effective operation of a cytology laboratory and to support mission requirements in designated military hospitals worldwide. The primary training institution is Army Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) at Fort Sam Houston. The Air Force Cytopathology Pap Smear consolidation Center will be moving over to BAMC in spring 2014, thus completing the consolidation of the cytopathology laboratory. The Air Force Pap Smear consolidation center screens all the pap smears collected in the Air Force, equating to over 100,000 Pap Smears per year. The Air Force and Army each generally authorize one fellowship position per year. The program includes focused study in non-gynecologic and gynecologic cytopathology specimens, including fine-needle aspirations (FNA’s) and experience with ultrasound-guided thyroid FNA’s. The fellow is expected to participate in related inter/intradepartmental conferences. Opportunity and support are provided for research activity during the course of the fellowship program. A lecture series, comprehensive teaching conferences and computerized library and record retrieval are available for the fellowship program.