Clinical Chemistry Fellowship

Clinical Chemistry Fellowship


The Clinical Chemistry Fellowship is a two-year ComACC-accredited program for recent doctoral and medical school graduates to prepare them for leadership careers in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine.

Clinical Chemistry Fellowship


The Clinical Chemistry Fellows Program specializes in:

  • Advanced Laboratory Medicine
  • Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology
  • Clinical Pharmacogenomics
  • Diagnostic Proteomics
  • Advanced Laboratory Research

Fellows gain the practical experience and theoretical knowledge for careers in medical laboratory leadership, academic medicine, medical research, and the medical science industry. During their training, Fellows are rigorously prepared for the American Board of Clinical Chemistry (ABCC) exam and other related certifications.


An annual stipend is provided. The dollar amount based upon the candidates applicable experience and the postgraduate medical residency scale ranging from PG-1 to PG-4.


Consideration for appointment to the Clinical Chemistry Fellowship requires a recently obtained (less than three years) doctoral degree from an accredited college in an appropriate field of biological sciences such as Biochemistry, Medicine, Molecular Biology, or Pharmacology. Previous coursework in chemistry and biology must be sufficient to qualify for the American Board of Clinical Chemistry board exam. A successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. U.S. Citizenship or permanent residency status is required.

CCFP consideration for Candidacy

  • Earned doctorate (Ph.D., MD) or equivalent terminal degree from an accredited institution
  • Apply within 3 years from the earned doctorate degree
  • Have completed course-work requirements for sitting for ABCC Exam


  • US Citizenship or Permanent Residency status or equivalent
  • Submit updated CV (Resume) and letter of interest for preliminary evaluation prior to full application



The formal application package for the Clinical Chemistry Fellowship can be submitted year-round. It must include all of the following documents:

  • Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Completed CCFP Application Form

The package is reviewed by a faculty selection committee. Qualified candidates will be invited for a formal visit and asked to provide a seminar. Please send application package documents via email to Alma Nieto.

Address the application package to:

Roland Valdes, Jr., Ph.D.
Director, Clinical Chemistry Fellowship Program
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
School of Medicine
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY, 40202


Contact Us

Alma Nieto    
Clinical Chemistry Fellowship Program Coordinator    
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine    
530 S. Jackson Street, CR106    
Louisville, KY 40202

Office: (502) 852-3368
Fax: (502) 852-1771
Email: Alma Nieto