Our program offers 13 positions of combined training in both anatomic pathology and clinical pathology (AP/CP). The first two years of the AP/CP4 program consist of a core curriculum which serves as the foundation for more advanced or specialized rotations of the third and fourth years of training. Progression through the curriculum is accompanied by a graduated increase in resident responsibility.

The residency program is divided into monthly rotations; however, the program provides ongoing exposure to all major areas in pathology and laboratory medicine. The residents rotate frequently between anatomic and clinical rotations throughout the four year training period, and when applicable, are encouraged to correlate between disciplines. Each resident is expected to attend conferences on various anatomic and clinical pathology topics each week, to maintain and improve skills.

While the first years of residency are heavily weighted toward anatomic pathology disciplines, a combination of anatomic and clinical pathology rotations is assigned during each year of residency training.

First year rotations: 

Surgical Pathology - 4 months

Autopsy Pathology (Adult, pediatric and perinatal) - 2 months
Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine - 2 months
Hematopathology - 1 month
Clinical Chemistry - 1 month

Clinical Microbiology - 1 month
Cytopathology - 1 month

Second year rotations:

Surgical Pathology - 3 months
Autopsy Pathology (Adult, pediatric and perinatal) - 2 months

Cytolopathology - 1 month
Hematopathology - 2 months

Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine - 1month

Clinical Chemistry - 1 month

Clinical Microbiology - 1 month

Pediatric Pathology - 1 month

Third and fourth year rotations:
Mobile Infarmary Medical Center - 4 months

Surgical Pathology - 4 months

Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine - 2 months

Cytogenetics - 1 month

Clinical Chemistry - 2 months

Clinical Microbiology - 2 month

Cytolopathology - 2 to 3 months
Hematopathology - 2 to 3 months
Forensic Pathology - 1 to 2 months

Cytogenetics - 1 months

Molecular Pathology - 1 month

Sample Schedule:

Lectures and Educational Conferences:
Autopsy Organ Review - weekly

Clinical Call Conference - weekly
Surgical Pathology Conference - 3 to 4 monthly
Cytopathology Conference - monthly
Forensic Pathology Conference - monthly

Clinical Pathology Conference - 3 monthly
Dermatopathology Conference - 2 monthly

Neuropathology Conference - 2 monthly

Brain Cutting - weekly

Pediatric Pathology Conference - monthly

Mobile Infirmary Medical Center Unknown Conference - quarterly

Pathology Grand Rounds - monthly

Journal Club - monthly

Interdisclipinary Conferences: General Tumor Board, Gynecologic Tumor Board, Pediatric Tumor Board, GI-Pathology Conference, Pulmonary-Pathology Conference, Infectious Diseases and Medicine-Pathology Conference - 5 to 6 monthly

Call Schedule:

There is no in-house call for pathology. Residents take beeper call on a rotating basis at one week intervals. Week night beeper call is from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 a.m. Weekend beeper call is from 5:00 p.m. on Friday until 7:30 a.m. the following Monday. Residents always have  faculty back-up while on call. The frequency of call is approximately one week in twelve.

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