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Clinical Fellowships

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AFC-Cyto | List of Fellowships | How to Apply | Key Contacts 


Key Dates for Fellowship and AFC Programs

Upcoming Pathology Fellowship Training Opportunities start on July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025

Doctors in training, wearing protective surgical gear, are dissecting a tissue specimen. Two medical residents are each sitting at a microscope.

Applications for 2025-2026 open on May 15, 2024 and will be accepted until September 1, 2024

General information on Fellowships and AFC programs can be found on the PGME website. Here you will also find more details on Fellowships in Diagnostic & Molecular Pathology and our AFC (Diploma) in Cytopathology Program.


The Department of Pathology offers advanced pathology training in the following sub-specialties:

Area of Focused Competence (AFC) in Cytopathology

In May 2014, McGill University received accreditation by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) for the newly developed Area of Focused Competence (AFC) Diploma Program in Cytopathology (AFC-Cytopathology), thus becoming the first accredited AFC Program at McGill University.

The McGill AFC-Cytopathology program consists of 1 year of additional training (usually) after residency in either Diagnostic & Molecular Pathology (previously Anatomical Pathology) or Diagnostic & Clinical Pathology (previously General Pathology) and is competency-based. The trainees are involved in all aspects of cytopathology, including interpretation of specimens, management of the laboratory, performance, and rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE) of fine needle aspirations, selection/interpretation of ancillary studies, and at least one research/scholarly project.

The cytological specimens handled at the McGill University Health Centre include approximately 50,000 gynecological specimens per year (including approximately 7,000 colposcopic specimens), as well as 10,000 non-gynecological specimens (including approximately 4,000 fine needle aspirates). Exposure to liquid-based cytology is provided.

The trainees who graduate from the McGill AFC-Cytopathology program receive a Diploma certificate from the RCPSC (the DRCPSC) and are equipped with the leadership and consultant skills required to respond competently to the rapidly evolving field of Cytopathology.

Length: 1 year
Number of positions: 1
Type of program: Clinical
Program Director: Dr. Manon Auger
Email: manon.auger [at] mcgill.ca

Pathology Fellowships

Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology Fellowship 1 Year

Length: 1 year
Number of positions: 1
Type of fellowship: Clinical
Fellowship Director: Dr. Sungmi Jung
Email: sungmi.jung [at] mcgill.ca
Candidates must secure funding in order to apply for this Fellowship.

Dermatopathology Fellowship 1 Year

Length: 1 year
Number of positions: 2 (1 at each site)
Type of fellowship: Clinical
Fellowship Director: Dr. May Chergui (MUHC-Glen) & Dr. Margaret Redpath (JGH)
Emails: may.chergui.med [at] ssss.gouv.qc.ca & margaret.redpath [at] mcgill.ca  
Candidates must secure funding in order to apply for this Fellowship.

Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology Fellowship 1 Year

Length: 1 year
Number of positions: 1
Fellowship Director: Dr. Greta Evaristo
Email: gertruda.evaristo [at] mcgill.ca

Gynecologic Pathology Fellowship 1 Year

Length: 1 year
Number of positions: 1 every 1 or 2 years
Type of fellowship: Clinical
Fellowship Director: Dr. Basile Tessier-Cloutier
Email: basile.tessiercloutier [at] mcgill.ca
Candidates must secure funding in order to apply for this Fellowship.
*This fellowship is not open for applications for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Gynecologic Pathology Fellowship 2 Years

Length: 2 years
Number of positions: 1 every 1 or 2 years
Type of fellowship: Clinical
Fellowship Director: Dr. Basile Tessier-Cloutier
Email: basile.tessiercloutier [at] mcgill.ca
Candidates must secure funding in order to apply for this Fellowship.
*This fellowship is not open for applications for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Hematopathology Fellowship 1 Year

Length: 1 year
Number of positions: 1
Type of fellowship: Clinical
Fellowship Director: Dr. René P. Michel
Email: rene.michel [at] mcgill.ca
Candidates must secure funding in order to apply for this Fellowship

Neuromuscular Pathology Fellowship 1 Year

Length: 1 year
Number of positions: 1
Fellowship Director: Dr. Jason Karamchandani
Email: jason.karamchandani [at] mcgill.ca
Candidates must secure funding in order to apply for this Fellowship.


How to Apply

Note that in order for a physician to be able to be considered for a fellowship (post-residency training) they must hold a specialty certificate from a Board or College.

Begin by reviewing the Prospective Fellows Admissions page.
The starting point of the application process is the online application: On-line Application Form
Consulting the Applicant Guide will help you successfully complete your application.
For important deadline and dates, please consult the key dates page.

Key Contact(s)

In addition to the Fellowship Directors listed above, you can also reach out to:

Mathushni Suntharam
Administrative & Student Affairs Coordinator Fellowships (General Information)
Email: pgcoordinator.med [at] mcgill.ca

Cassandra Wilken
Admissions Officer, Fellowships
Email: fellowshipspg.fmhs [at] mcgill.ca

Kelechi Anyawu
Pathology Program Administrator
Email: pathologyteaching.med [at] mcgill.ca  

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