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New In Vivo Microscopy Fellowship at MGH

Discussion in 'Pathology' started by LBJLA23, Nov 7, 2018.

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    This sounds like it might be a very cool way to spend an extra year.
     
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    This fellowship may be a bit of magical thinking. I am assuming (i know, i know)
    this involves some type of gi/resp/ent in the vast majority of cases.
    I highly doubt the respective specialty endoscopist will willing cede this
    turf to pathologists who would have to learn endoscopy at the hands of their potential competitor?
     
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    I also doubt that the endoscopist will want to learn microscopy and pathology. I see this potentially taking the place of frozen sections first and then using them in GI and Resp as you said.
     
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    Im fairly concerned they are using the term "fellowship" in this context. I dont think this is appropriate. This implies this is a teachable skill that you are able to apprentice in and then find gainful employment afterward. It HAS to have the term "research fellowship" or to me this is very deceptive and unfortunately I think this is intentional in order to secure highly motivated residents. I think if anyone is in Boston, they might want to tell the director at MGH the concerns from a potential applicant standpoint.

    This technology is nowhere prime time to produce an actual marketable skill. Nor may it ever be. So be warned. A year may not seem like a large time investment, but it is when you are giving up a GI fellowship or a Heme fellow or a year in surg path and then trying to find gainful employment.
     
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    Agree. This is a research fellowship.
     
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    I think a fairly large percentage of entrepreneurial GI docs would love to interpret their own IVM biopsies, particularly given the parameters are much different than FFPE H&E sections.

    BTW it does state it's a "...one-year research fellowship..."
     

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