Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship

Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship

Next Opening 2025-2026

This one-year fellowship in molecular genetic pathology with emphasis on molecular-based diagnostic techniques includes training in all areas of molecular genetic pathology, including molecular hematopathology, oncology, infectious diseases, tissue typing, pharmacogenomics, inherited disorders, cytogenetics and medical genetics.  Each year, the laboratories perform approximately 50,000 molecular infectious disease tests, 7,000 genetic screening tests, and over 12,000 molecular hematopathology/oncology tests.  The fellow will gain experience in a broad range of state-of-the-art molecular and cytogenetic techniques including nucleic acid extraction, hybridization technologies, FISH, amplification technologies (PCR, RT-PCR, quantitative PCR), capillary electrophoresis, Sanger sequencing, and next-generation sequencing.  Fellows will have significant clinical laboratory responsibilities during the course of the training program, being actively involved in test interpretation and reporting, test development and validation, QA/QC and serving as consultants to clinicians in a variety of disciplines.  Numerous opportunities for research experience are available with the Department of Pathology and the Department of Human Genetics.

Applicants must be board-certified or eligible in anatomic and/or clinical pathology or medical genetics.  Prior experience in molecular biology is recommended.  Applicants must be US citizens, legal permanent residents (green card holders) or J1 visa holders.   The University of Michigan accepts degrees from colleges and universities listed on the links below. Candidates must have graduated from a school found on the approved lists, affiliation with a school on the approved list is not sufficient.  

Medical Schools Recognized by University of Michigan

Osteopathic Medical Schools Recognized by University of Michigan


Fellowship applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until available positions are filled.  Applications will be reviewed once ALL required documents listed below are received:  

  • completed fellowship application
  • current CV
  • three letters of recommendation

Applications should be submitted online: Click Here

In order to improve the way in which trainees are recruited, our fellowship participates in the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) unified recruitment timeline. Additional information can be found at: Molecular Genetic Pathology Unified Timeline.

Questions: Please contact Program Administrator Britney Doulos at


The University of Michigan offers highly competitive salaries and tremendous benefits to our residents/fellows. An overview of salary, benefits and employment eligibility is available on the GME Office website, under “Prospective Residents/Fellows”.