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.

Rotations vary by year, but will include all of the following during residency training.

  • Surgical Pathology
  • Advanced Surgical Pathology
  • Frozen Section
  • Autopsy
  • Dermatopathology
  • Forensic
  • Cytology
  • Neuropathology/Special Topics
  • Renal/EM
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Lab Management
  • Transfusion Medicine Service
  • Hematology/Hematopathology
  • Coag/Flow
  • Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular/Cytogenetics

Pathology Curriculum

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

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