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Dermatopathology Visiting Observership

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  • Philip E. LeBoit, M.D.
  • c/o Academic Training Coordinator
  • UCSF Dermatopathology Service
  • 1701 Divisadero Street, Suite 280
  • San Francisco, CA 94115
  • Tel: (415) 353-7550 option 0
  • Fax: (415) 353-7553
  • DPTrng@ucsf.edu

The dermatopathology visiting fellowship program is designed so that pathologists and dermatologists from abroad can develop their skills in diagnostic dermatopathology. Fellowships are available for varying periods of time, depending on the goals of the candidate. Teaching is mainly done at our daily sign out sessions, during which we see a wide variety of material (our service reports on approximately 92,000 cases per year, including about 30,000 consultations on referred slides). Sign out sessions are bolstered by didactic lectures (approximately 40/year). There is opportunity to participate in clinicopathologic research studies, to attend dermatologic specialty clinics as an observer, and also to work in affiliated research laboratories, such as molecular diagnostics, but participation is not required. There are no patient service responsibilities. Visiting fellows must be self-supporting; those without institutional sponsorship and support are required to pay tuition of $10,000/annum.


Board eligible in AP or AP/CP.

If you are interested in being considered for a visiting fellowship program, please provide the following:

1. Current curriculum vitae

2. Minimum of two (2) reference letters; one which must be from your current director.

3. Date you wish to come, including length of stay.

Please be advised that acceptance is at the discretion of the Program Director, and based on space availability.

Please send or email your request to the following:

  • Philip E. LeBoit, MD
  • c/o Mary Kate Fitzsimon
  • UCSF Dermatopathology
  • 1701 Divisadero Street, Suite 280
    San Francisco, CA 94115
  • Tel: 415.353.7550 #6
  • Fax: 415.353.7553
  • mary-kate.fitzsimon@ucsf.edu
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