Pathology Residency Curriculum

Clinical Rotations

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

Required CP Rotations

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.

CP Electives

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
  • Hematopathology
  • Molecular Pathology
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.