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Pathology Residency Curriculum

The BMC AP/CP training program is 48 months in duration. Note: Clinical Pathology and Anatomic Pathology-only tracks are a total of 36 months with training in AP or CP rotations only.

YEAR 1

Surgical Pathology
(6 months)

Clinical Pathology
(Transfusion Medicine)
(3 months)

Autopsy
(3 months)

YEAR 2

Surgical Pathology
(2 months)

Forensic Pathology

(1 month)

Clinical Pathology (Microbiology)
(3 months)

Cytopathology
(3 months)

Anatomic Pathology
(3 months)

YEAR 3

Surgical Pathology
(2-3 months)

Clinical Pathology (Chemistry)
(3 months)

Advanced Surgical Pathology

or

Elective in Subspecialty Surgical
Pathology (i.e. Dermatopathology)

Clinical Pathology (Hematopathology)
(3 months)

YEAR 4

Clinical Pathology
(Advanced Hematology &
Serologic Immunology)

*Specialty Surgical Pathology

or

Elective/Research

Advanced Cytology

or

Senior Surgical Pathology

Clinical Pathology (Molecular
Biology & Cytogenetics)
(3 months)

*Specialty Surgical Pathology = Frozen section, Renal/EM, Neuropathology, Dermatopathology
NOTE: Year 2- Year 4 = Schedules may vary (see Sample Rotation Schedule)

Call Schedule

1st year residents do not take call.

They are assigned to work every other Saturday for grossing and autopsy coverage.

2nd – 4th year residents take call from home.

They cover AP and CP issues for a week at a time from Friday evening until the next Friday morning. Multiple attendings are on-call and the residents are encouraged to start working up a call issue, and should ask for help from their attendings if needed.

  • Common call issues on CP include critical values, massive transfusion protocol, suspected transfusion reactions, emergent plasma apheresis or red cell exchange.
  • AP call consists mainly of frozen sections.

Residents are not required to stay in-house for call, however, beepers must be kept on.

PGY 1: Do not take call
PGY 2: 7 weeks of call
PGY 3: 4 weeks of call
PGY 4: 3 weeks of call

Rotation Schedule

pathology residency rotation schedule