The fellowship in Pediatric Pathology at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics (CMH) is a one-year program approved and accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The University of Missouri-Kansas City is the sponsoring institution.
The fellowship provides comprehensive experience in the field of pediatric pathology and will provide the graduating fellow with the experience necessary to enter an academic career.
The program is designed to provide one year of educational experience to qualified candidates who have successfully completed at least two years of anatomic pathology training.
The fellow will be exposed to every aspect of the field with a large number of complex cases. The program is designed to impart special knowledge and understanding of disease causality, natural history, diagnostic, prognostic and monitoring techniques used in medical evaluations of the pregnant mother, embryo, fetus, infants and children.
The program also is designed to lead to competence in applying and interpreting this knowledge as clinical circumstances warrant in a fashion that expedites quality care in a cost-effective manner.
Fellows will be exposed to comprehensive testing capabilities including immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, toxicology, cytogenetics, F.I.S.H., CISH and transplantation pathology. The Department of Pathology processes approximately 7500 surgicals, 40 autopsies and 4000 cytogenetic samples per year and is staffed by fourteen (14) MD's and Ph.D.'s.
Forensic and placental pathology rotations occur at three adjacent affiliated institutions and include high-risk obstetrical services.