The program consists of 44 blocks of required rotations in AP and CP, and 8 blocks of general electives. AP and CP rotations are mixed throughout the four years of the program.
Required AP Rotations
- Surgical Pathology (13 blocks)
- Autopsy (4 blocks; 3 blocks of core rotations and a 1-block supervisory rotation)
- Cytopathology (4 blocks)
- Dermatopathology (2 blocks)
- Neuropathology (1 block)
- Renal Pathology (1 block)
Required CP Rotations
- Hematopathology (6 blocks)
- Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine (3 blocks)
- Clinical Chemistry (2 blocks)
- Clinical Microbiology (2 blocks)
- HLA/Molecular Pathology (1 block)
- Cytogenetics (1 block)
- Laboratory Management (1 block)
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.
Three blocks 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 clubs. Fourth-year residents are required to give a 30-minute Grand Rounds presentation.
Resident Morning Conferences
- Surgical Pathology Didactic Conference
- Surgical Pathology Unknown Conference
- Clinical Pathology Didactic Conference
- Call Conference
- Journal Club
- Gross Pathology Conference
- Frozen Section Conference
- Laboratory Management conference
- Grand Rounds
- Tumor boards for numerous specialties- Breast, GI, Lymphoma, Musculoskeletal, Urology, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic, etc.
- Daily Leukemia rounds
- Forensic conference
- Dermatology interesting case conference
- Clinical and Anatomic Pathology interesting case conferences
- Cytology interesting case conference
- Blood bank review
- Hematology/oncology conference
Residents have opportunities to participate in research and are encouraged to write papers and present their work at national professional society meetings. Residents can also participate in teaching medical students, other residents, graduate students, medical technology students and technicians.