Clinical Chemistry Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The Department of Pathology's Division of Clinical Chemistry offers a one or two year Commission on Accreditation in Clinical Chemistry (ComACC) approved fellowship to provide MD pathologists and PhD scientists with the analytical, clinical, research and management experience towards specialization and board certification in clinical chemistry (American Board of Clinical Chemistry).

To learn more about the Clinical Chemistry Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, associated faculty, and application procedures, see the fellowship website.

Pathology Residents' Rotation

Clinical Pathology residents complete a two-month rotation in the Clinical Chemistry portion of the Core Laboratory. During this period, training is provided in quality assurance, quality control, laboratory management, analytical methodologies, and test evaluation and interpretation. Residents will acquire a basic understanding of analytical chemistry techniques, the diagnostic relevance of tests, and their clinical interpretation. Service aspects of the rotation include clinical consultation, problem solving, on-call responsibilities, and the opportunity to participate in both ongoing research and quality assurance/process improvement initiatives.

Medical Laboratory Science and Medical Laboratory Technician Programs

The Chemistry Division offers clinical rotations for students from area medical laboratory science and medical laboratory technician programs, such as those offered at Salisbury University, Stevenson University, University of Maryland, University of Delaware, Morgan State University, and CCBC Essex. For more information, please contact the Core Lab Educational Coordinator, Melody Rorabeck at

Continuing Education

Continuing education presentations by Pathology residents and fellows are offered to all chemistry staff on a monthly basis. Chemistry faculty and fellows also present at the annual Johns Hopkins Pathology Educational Symposium. Additionally, clinical chemistry-relevant webinars broadcasted from such organizations as CAP and AACC provide further opportunities for chemistry staff to obtain continuing education credits.

Community Education Outreach

Chemistry staff at all levels participate in educating the general public about the important role clinical chemistry plays in the diagnosis and monitoring of health and disease. Staff engage the community in science fairs, career days and job fairs, and school programs. Additionally, staff provide tours of the Core Lab to groups interested in seeing the chemistry analyzers in action. For further information about community outreach opportunities, please contact the Core Lab Educational Coordinator, Melody Rorabeck at