The Wake Forest University School of Medicine's Department of Pathology offers a four-year combined Anatomic Pathology (AP) and Clinical Pathology (CP) residency leading to the completion of the certification requirements of the American Board of Pathology.
The program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and is approved for a total of 20 residency positions, which is, on average, 5 residents per year.
Why Wake ForestOn surgical pathology rotations, residents follow their cases from frozen section to gross examination to sign-out. Our pathology residents examine all types of specimens under the supervision of faculty members who have expertise in all subspecialties of pathology. As residents progress through the program, they preview slides and write reports for increased numbers and complexity of cases.
Residents gain experience in fine-needle aspiration biopsy on our busy cytology service, and then preview and sign-out cases with our cytology faculty. Our autopsy training is supervised by forensic pathologists and residents have ample opportunity to perform both hospital and medical examiner autopsies.
Clinical Pathology training includes rotations in areas including laboratory hematology, hematopathology, transfusion medicine, clinical chemistry, clinical microbiology, molecular pathology, cytogenetics, tissue typing, and laboratory management.
These rotations include interactions with clinicians on a variety of services.
Letter from our Chief Residents
For prospective resident applicants, please read a letter from our Chief Residents, Martin Vander Burks IV, MD and Heath Tayton Blankenship, MD.
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