We are pleased to offer a 1-year, fully-funded, ACGME-accredited fellowship in Hematopathology. This program will provide broad exposure to all aspects of the laboratory evaluation of benign and malignant hematolymphoid disorders including automated laboratory testing, coagulation, morphology, immunophenotyping, molecular and cytogenetic methods. The successful fellow will achieve a solid base of competencies to pursue an academic or private practice career.

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a 491-bed tertiary care facility associated with the Penn State Cancer Institute, Penn State Children's Hospital and Penn State College of Medicine. This provides abundant clinical and research material related to benign and malignant, adult and pediatric hematolymphoid diseases including an active bone marrow transplantation program. The Hematopathology service also provides consultative services to extramural Pathologists and Oncologists. 

Every year the Hematology Laboratories handle over 1,200 comprehensive bone marrow evaluations, 2,300 flow cytometry interpretations, 600 lymph node, spleen and extranodal tissue samples, 700 peripheral blood smear reviews, 600 hemoglobin evaluations and 600 coagulation evaluations. The Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory provides over 1000 tests with interpretations to supplement the Hematopathology Service. The fellow will have dedicated exposure to cytogenetic and FISH techniques related to Hematopathology at Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute, Chantilly, VA. 

The fellow will participate in research and teaching activities with mentoring from the faculty. Clinically-oriented research opportunities are available with the faculty in the Divisions of Clinical and Anatomic Pathology, and more basic science experiences are available in collaboration with faculty in the Division of Experimental Pathology.


  • M.D., D.O. or foreign equivalent with ECFMG certification
  • Board-certified or eligible in Anatomic and/or Clinical Pathology from the ABP or a primary certificate plus a subspecialty certificate in hematology from another member medical specialty board of the ABMS
  • Eligible for Pennsylvania medical license
  • U.S. citizen, green card, J1

All Hematopathology Fellowship positions through academic years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 are filled.  Applications for 2018-2019 will be accepted beginning April 1, 2016.

To apply for our position, please forward your complete application electronically via email to mbayerl@hmc.psu.edu. Your complete application will include: CAP Standardized Pathology Fellowship Application, a cover letter with personal statement, curriculum vitae, a copy of USMLE test scores (or equivalent), a letter of recommendation and verification of training from current/most recent program director, and two to three additional letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation may be sent under separate cover directly from your referees but should still be sent electronically. 

Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer; Women and Minorities are Encouraged to apply.


Michael Bayerl, MD
Fellowship Director

Beth Shultz
Residency/Fellowship Coordinator