The Department of Pathology Residency Program -
For the individual seeking certification in anatomic pathology only, three years of anatomic pathology training plus an additional clinically relevant year are required. The trainee receives a wide variety of subspecialty experiences in this program, including surgical pathology, transplantation pathology, cytopathology, neuropathology, autopsy pathology, pediatric pathology, dermatopathology, and gynecologic pathology, among others. Separate rotations are available in these areas after core requirements are completed.
The AP training program is designed to provide residents with comprehensive knowledge of disease manifestations and their biologic significance in an interactive atmosphere. As their training advances, residents assume additional responsibilities and work closely with senior pathology residents, physician assistants, and the attending staff. Although 18 months of core curriculum rotations are mandatory to meet certification requirements, the anatomic pathology program is flexible enough to respond to individual needs.
The core curriculum for anatomic pathology includes four to six months of autopsy pathology, six to eight months of surgical pathology, three months of obstetric and gynecologic pathology, three months of neuropathology, and two months of cytopathology.