Program Curriculum

All residents are required to spend at least 18 months in Clinical Pathology and 25 months in Anatomic Pathology. The remaining 5 months can be spent in supervised elective rotations, which may be chosen in the fourth years of residency. These electives may take the form of additional time in already completed core rotations, time in subspecialty areas, or time gaining sign-out experience.

ANATOMIC AND CLINICAL PATHOLOGY CURRICULUM

PGY-1

Anatomic Pathology: 8 months (34 weeks, July-February)

  • Surgical Pathology - 20 Weeks
  • Autopsy/Dermatopathology - 4 Weeks
  • Autopsy/Neuropathology - 4 Weeks
  • Autopsy/Renal - 2 Weeks
  • Cytology - 4 Weeks

Clinical Pathology: 4 months (18 weeks, March-June)

  • Chemistry - 1 month 
  • Microbiology - 1 Month 
  • Transfusion Medicine - 1 Month
  • Hematology - 1 Month

PGY-2

Clinical Pathology: 8 months (34 weeks, July-February)

  • Chemistry - 2 Months
  • Microbiology - 2 Months
  • Transfusion Medicine - 2 Months
  • Hematology/Flow - 2 months

Anatomic Pathology: 4 months (18 weeks, March-June)

  • Surgical Pathology - 8 Weeks 
  • Autopsy/ Neuropathology - 4 Weeks
  • Autopsy/Renal - 2 Weeks
  • Hematopathology/Dermatopathology - 4 Weeks


PGY-3

Anatomic Pathology: 7 months (34 weeks, July-February)

  • Surgical Pathology - 16 Weeks
  • Autopsy/Molecular Pathology - 4 Weeks
  • Autopsy/ Laboratory Administration/QA - 2 Weeks
  • Hematopathology/Dermatopathology - 4 Weeks
  • Cytology - 4 Weeks

Clinical Pathology: 3 months (18 weeks, March-June)

  • Hematology - 1 Month
  • Cytogenetics & Molecular Diagnosis - 1 Month (5 weeks)
  • Forensics Toxicology - 3 Weeks
  • Clinical Toxicology - 2 Weeks

 AP or CP: 2 months

  • Elective - 2 Months

 
PGY-4    

Anatomic Pathology: 6 months

  • Surgical Pathology - 3 Months
  • Autopsy/Molecular Pathology - 1 Month (5 weeks)
  • Cytology - 1 Month
  • Pediatric Pathology/Forensic Pathology - 1 Month (2 weeks Pediatric, 3 weeks Forensic)

Clinical Pathology: 3 months

  • HLA - 2 Weeks
  • Laboratory Administration/QA - 2 Weeks
  • CP elective - 2 Months

AP or CP: 3 months

  • Elective - 3 Months

The Following AP Electives are offered in PGY-4 

 

- Surgical Pathology sign-out "SMALLS"
- Surgical Pathology sign-out "LARGES"
- Renal/EM/Liver pathology with Dr. Banner
- Prostate Biopsy sign-out with Drs. Jiang and Li
- Hematopathology
- Dermatopathology
- Neuropathology
- Cytopathology
- Molecular Diagnostic Oncology 

The Following CP Electives are offered: 

- Hematology
- Microbiology
- Transfusion Medicine
- Clinical Chemistry
- Lab Management
- Immunology
- Cytogenetics
- Molecular Genetics
- HLA Lab 


Curriculum for First Year Post-Sophomore Fellowship

  • Surgical Pathology - 20 weeks
  • Autopsy - 12 weeks (Neuropath and Renal)
  • Cytology - 4 weeks
  • Elective - 16 weeks

ANATOMIC PATHOLOGY ELECTIVES OFFERED
- Hematopathology
- Dermatopathology
- Renal Pathology, Electron Microscopy & Liver Pathology including Transplantation
- Forensic Pathology
- Molecular Diagnostic Oncology
-
Research

(Other Clinical Pathology Electives such as Microbiology, Blood Transfusion and Clinical Chemistry may also be arranged)