The Core Curriculum includes numerous lectures (which are cycled approximately every two years, except for introductory Boot Camp lectures, which are given annually), tutorials, seminars and teaching conferences. Teaching faculty are highly committed to resident education and development.

 

Boot Camp

Boot Camp is a four-week rotation designed from suggestions from residents to improve introductory training and education in Anatomic Pathology. The rotation is primarily focused on residents' gross dictation skills and laboratory operations in Surgical Pathology.

The rotation will focus as an introductory level Surgical Pathology rotation, with direct supervision and proctoring for a minimum of three procedures per organ system. With exceptions, residents will be split into three teams of two and Surgical Pathology will be covered in the following rotational schedule:

Week 1: Day 1 Surgical pathology orientation, Dragon Natural Speech, observe grossing procedures, assist grossing, Day 2 ASCP RISE First; begin cut-read sign out schedule

Week 2: 3-day cut-read-sign out schedule

Week 3 and 4: Alternate cut-read on the gross bench

During these weeks, the three teams will rotate between the GYN and non-GYN cutting benches.

 

Electives

  • One month of scheduled vacation/elective time each year beginning PGY-1
  • Three additional months of electives (one CP elective required)
  • Numerous AP and CP electives are available.
  • In consultation with a faculty sponsor, residents may also design electives to fit their own needs and interests.

 

Anatomic Pathology Core Rotations

The mission statement of the anatomic pathology training program is to train outstanding anatomic pathologists and to provide them with the necessary tools and experience to pursue a scientific approach to the practice of anatomic pathology that will not only enhance their professional lives, but will also advance the field of anatomic pathology as a whole.

  • Autopsy/Liver/Neuropathology (adult, fetal and forensics)
  • Surgical Pathology (Adult and Pediatric)
  • Cytopathology
  • Dermatopathology
  • Forensic Pathology
  • Immunopathology
  • Histochemistry
  • Ultrastructural Pathology
  • Cytogenetics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Renal/Pulmonary/Electron Microscopy Pathology
  • Laboratory Management and Clinical Informatics

 

Research

Many opportunities exist for clinical/translational research and the Department provides excellent mentoring for those wishing to pursue a research career.

Clinical Pathology Core Rotations

The Clinical Pathology curriculum is designed to prepare a resident physician to function independently as a clinical laboratory physician. The training program curriculum is intended to guide the resident physician in obtaining a fund of medical knowledge and an understanding of biomedical and clinical science, thus preparing the resident to perform competently in Clinical Pathology and in advanced CP subspecialty training. The clinical pathology curriculum's success depends on oversight and mentoring of residents by faculty members who are knowledgeable in clinical pathology and its subspecialties.

  • Microbiology (includes bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, and viology)
  • Immunopathology
  • Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine
  • Chemistry
  • Cytogenetics
  • Hematopathology
  • Coagulation
  • Toxicology
  • Laboratory Management and Clinical Informatics
  • Medical Microscopy (including urinalysis)
  • Molecular Biologic Techniques
  • Aspiration Techniques and other advanced diagnostic techniques as they become available
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