The program consists of 45 months of required rotations in AP and CP, and three months of general electives. AP and CP rotations are mixed throughout the four years of the program.
Required AP Rotations
- Surgical Pathology (13 months)
- Autopsy (5 months; 4 months of core rotations and a 1-month supervisory rotation)
- Cytopathology (4 months)
- Dermatopathology (2 months)
- Neuropathology and Renal Pathology (combined rotation, 2 months)
Required CP Rotations
- Hematopathology (4 months)
- Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine (2 months)
- Clinical Chemistry (2 months)
- Clinical Microbiology (2 months)
- HLA/Molecular Pathology (1 month)
- Cytogenetics (1 month)
- Laboratory Management (1 month)
The remainder of the schedule is flexible, within the constraints of residents needing to complete requirements to be eligible for board certification and service responsibilities.
Six months of CP electives are flexible based on the interests and needs of individual residents. In addition to the time in each of the services mentioned above, elective time can be used for away rotations in ACGME-accredited programs (with approval of the program director and house staff office), to gain experience in community practice at affiliated hospitals, and for research.
Call duties are divided among PGY 2-4 residents. Night call is taken from home.
Conferences and Didactics
Longitudinal educational activities include numerous teaching and patient care conferences, and journal club.
Annual Spring Course
Every year a required course in CP discipline is given on a four-year cycle, including
- Blood Bank
- Clinical Chemistry/Clinical Microbiology
- Molecular Pathology