Fabiola Quintero-Rivera, MD, FACMG
Fabiola Quintero-Rivera, MD, FACMG
1010 Veteran Avenue. 22-12H
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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(310) 267-1900 | Email
The UCLA Clinical Cytogenetics Trainee Program is an American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG), accredited laboratory director program. This fellowship provides two years of formal training for one candidate funded by the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. During this time, the fellow will work under the direct guidance of four ABMGG qualified faculty and experienced laboratory staff at the UCLA Clinical Cytogenetics Center. The Fellow will gain `hands on’ experience and perform clinical case reviews to meet Board requirements. The fellow will further conduct research within Clinical and Molecular Cytogenetics in collaboration with the faculty and laboratory personnel. Completion of this post-doctoral clinical training program will provide the trainee with two years education and experience in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a qualified directorship under ABMGG standards. This fellowship is part of the UCLA Intercampus Medical Genetics Program under the direction of Dr. Wayne W. Grody : intercampus.genetics.ucla.edu
A clinical cytogeneticist is an individual with the equivalent of an earned doctoral degree (M.D., D.O., Ph.D.) who can correctly perform and interpret cytogenetic analyses relevant to the diagnosis and management of human genetic diseases, and who acts as a consultant regarding laboratory diagnosis for a broad range of cytogenetic disorders, including inherited and acquired conditions.These requirements imply that the individual possesses:
Clinical and Molecular Cytogenetics includes extensive laboratory experience, gaining independent expertise in both long- and short-term cell culture, the recognition and collection of mitotic cells and slide preparation, and a variety of banding techniques including, but not limited to, G-, C-, and NOR- banding, fluorescent in situ hybridization and chromosomal microarray analysis. Fellows do microscope analysis and karyotyping. In addition to actual bench work, the fellows are involved in the pre-review and clinical interpretation of cases, recommending and often doing, special studies as needed. This training is spread out over all areas of cytogenetics, including prenatal diagnosis, assessment of congenital abnormalities and reproductive problems and evaluation of cancer patients. Trainees also spend a required two-week rotation in each of the labs outside their own specialty. The mix of laboratory work, clinical cases, conferences, and lectures is intended to provide comprehensive training in all aspects of medical genetics.
Fulfillment of the requirements stated in the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG) website www.abmgg.org
**Applications are accepted from June 1 through August 31 of the year PRIOR to entering training. For example, applications received from June 1, 2016 through August 31, 2016 will be for a start date of July 1, 2017.**
To be considered for an interview you must have a completed application on file that is composed of the items listed below:
Please go to the clinical cytogenetics website on the UCLA intercampus website at: intercampus.genetics.ucla.edu/clincytogenetics
Please note: If you are not a US citizen, please indicate visa status. UCLA does not sponsor HB1 visas. J-1 visas cannot be extended beyond a third year, if one was previously obtained within a specified time frame.
Applicants with more than three prior years of postdoctoral experience are not eligible to apply for this fellowship. Trainees are employed as postdoctoral fellows for the duration of their fellowship, and the UCLA Graduate Division does not allow the total duration of an individual's postdoctoral service to exceed five years (see #6 under Terms of Service here): grad.ucla.edu/gss/postdoc/pdfund.htm
Candidates must pay their own transportation costs to Los Angeles for the interview. Selection of candidates to invite for interviews will be made by a committee which includes the Training Director and Associate Directors in the Laboratory. Interviews will be arranged during the months of October and November. The selected candidate will be notified in December.
Consistent with a first and second year pathology resident’s stipend. Health benefits are also provided.