The Department of Pathology offers a one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship in cytopathology with two positions. The fellow has the opportunity to participate in the cytology service, teaching, and clinical or basic research activities.  Completion of a research project is expected by the end of the fellowship year with a presentation to faculty, staff, and peers at the annual Albert G. Smith Resident Research Forum. 

The fellowship program is designed to provide advanced training in the interpretation of gynecologic and non-gynecologic specimens as well as performing and diagnosing fine needle aspiration biopsies. The fellow will gain experience in diagnosing specimens from EBUS and EUS specimens.

The training includes the use and interpretation of flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, and ultrastructural and molecular pathology. Fellows may choose one or two months of electives during their training period, which may be dedicated entirely to research. Teaching activities include departmental and interdepartmental conferences, and journal club.

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We are currently accepting applications for 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 fellowship positions. Interested candidates can apply by emailing the following materials to

  • A personal statement of interest
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation addressed to the Program Director: Dr. Ashley Flowers, MD
  • An updated CV
  • And the following 2 page application

Our Team

Ashley Flowers, MD

Cytopathology Fellowship Director

Jehan Abdulsattar, MD

Assistant Professor

Contact Us

Kayla Schilke, MA
Program Coordinator
Phone: (318) 675-7822
Fax: (318) 675-7966


Fellowship Goals & Objectives

The goal of our program is to train cytopathologists who will be board certified and able to practice independently with no supervision in an academic setting or a community based practice.  The combination of clinical, teaching and research opportunities prepares the fellow to reach this goal, and is achieved through the educational based outcomes, which incorporates the following six ACGME competencies.

Cytopathology Fellowship

Cytopathology Fellowship

Cytopathology Fellowship