Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship


The University of Chicago Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem offers a one year ACGME-accredited Molecular Genetic Pathology fellowship. The fellowship includes training in the areas of inherited genetic disorders, cancer genetics (solid tumor and hematopathology), infectious disease, tissue typing (HLA), cytogenetics, and medical genetics. The fellow will be trained in a broad range of molecular and cytogenetic techniques including nucleic acid extraction, quantitative and qualitative amplification methods (PCR, RT-PCR, quantitative PCR), multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA), capillary electrophoresis, Sanger sequencing, FISH, SNP-array, and next-generation sequencing. The fellow will actively participate in the review, interpretation and reporting of test results, test development and validation, QA/QC activities, laboratory management/administration duties, and will provide molecular consultation to clinicians. In addition, the fellow will attend didactic teaching sessions, education conferences, and participate in teaching. Numerous research opportunities are available.


Applicants must be board-certified or eligible in anatomic and/or clinical pathology. Applicants must be eligible for an Illinois State Medical License.


Commensurate with the candidate’s level of postgraduate training.


Complete and/or provide:
Fellowship application (CAP standard application also accepted)
Current curriculum vitae
Personal statement that delineates your career plans and includes a brief biography
Medical school diploma
USMLE or COMLEX transcript
ECFMG certificate, if applicable
Three letters of recommendation (addressed to Dr. Nora E. Joseph, )

Send electronic documents (preferred) to or mail paper copies to Cori Freking, Residency and Fellowships Program Manager, Evanston Hospital, 2650 Ridge Avenue, Room 1915, Evanston, IL 60201 USA.

Fellowship Director

Nora E.Joseph, MD
Northshore University Health System
Evanston Hospital, 2650 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201, USA