Curriculum and Rotations

Our program offers 13 positions of combined training in both anatomic pathology and clinical pathology (AP/CP). The first two years of the AP/CP 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 block 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 - 5 blocks
Autopsy Pathology (Adult, pediatric and perinatal) - 2 blocks
Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine - 2 blocks
Hematopathology - 1 block
Clinical Chemistry - 1 block
Clinical Microbiology - 1 block
Cytopathology - 1 block

 

Second year Rotations

Surgical Pathology - 4 blocks
Autopsy Pathology (Adult, pediatric and perinatal) - 2 blocks
Cytolopathology - 1 block
Hematopathology - 2 blocks
Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine - 1 block
Clinical Chemistry - 1 block
Clinical Microbiology - 1 block
Pediatric Pathology - 1 block

 

Third year Rotations

Mobile Infarmary Medical Center - 2 blocks
Surgical Pathology - 4 blocks
Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine - 1 blocks
Clinical Chemistry - 1 blocks
Clinical Microbiology - 1 blocks
Cytolopathology - 1 block
Hematopathology - 1 block
Forensic Pathology - 1 block
Laboratory Management - 1 block

Fourth year Rotations

Mobile Infarmary Medical Center - 2 blocks
Surgical Pathology - 3 blocks
Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine - 1 block
Cytogenetics/Molecular Pathology - 1 block
Clinical Chemistry - 1 blocks
Clinical Microbiology - 1 blocks
Cytolopathology - 1 block
Hematopathology - 1 block
Elective - 2 blocks

 

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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