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Clinical Chemistry Fellowship

Two-Year Fellowship

One of three accredited programs in Minnesota, out of 35 nationwide

Specialty training in Clinical Chemistry and Clinical & Forensic Toxicology

Strong interactive clinical and laboratory educational experience

Strong research opportunities in cardiovascular science

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Clinical Chemistry

About the Program

Program Overview

The fellowship program in clinical chemistry and toxicology at Hennepin Healthcare/HCMC combines training in the analytical, clinical, regulatory and administrative aspects of clinical chemistry, toxicology, and molecular diagnostics with applied research experience. The training is designed to prepare the candidate for a career in academic laboratory medicine or clinical practice, industry, or private reference laboratory practice by providing a foundation to apply to future developments in clinical pathology as well as current practice. The training program is organized in the laboratories and clinics of Hennepin Healthcare/HCMC. Extensive training in clinical and forensic toxicology is included. The training faculty includes 8 individuals with a variety of backgrounds and interests. The integrated research experience is conducted in the laboratories of Dr. Apple, Dr. Saenger, Dr. Love, or Dr. Hansen. The period of the fellowship is two years.

The Hennepin Healthcare Clinical Chemistry Fellowship program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Clinical Chemistry. The Commission on Accreditation is an independent, non-profit organization that accredits training programs in clinical chemistry at the masters, doctoral, and postdoctoral level.

Training Levels

Postdoctoral Training Levels

Number of positions available per year: 1 available every 2 years
Duration of program: 2 years
Approximate annual salary or stipend: PGY-1 Resident Salary Stipend
Source of funding: Educational grants
Current number of trainees: 1
Number of past graduates: 16 (including under previous program)



Amy K. Saenger PhD, DABCC, Co-Director
Cardiovascular Disease Biomarkers, Diabetes, Mass Spectrometry, Test Utilization

Fred S. Apple PhD, DABCCCo-Director
Cardiovascular Disease Biomarkers; Pharmacogenomics, Clinical & Forensic Toxicology, Mass Spectrometry

Brad Linzie, MD
Serum Proteins Oncology, Laboratory Information Systems

James Fink MD, PhD
Cytogenetics, Genotyping, & Hematology

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“My HCMC fellowship program has provided rich experiences in clinical service, teaching, and research that have helped me grow professionally in a short period of time.”

Application Requirements

Applications are accepted September through April of the year preceding the July start date.

  • Prerequisites: PhD in a chemical, physical, biological discipline or MD
  • Submit letter of interest, CV, and 3 letters of reference
  • Interview required


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Fred S Apple, PhD, DABCC

Fellowship Co-Director
612-873-3324, [email protected]

Saenger Amy

Dr. Amy K Saenger, PhD, DABCC

Fellowship Co-Director
612-873-8709[email protected]

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