Anatomic Pathology Rotation
Anatomic pathology has specimen material which excels in quality and quantity, including more than 50,000 surgicals and 7,000 non-gyn and 2500 FNA cytology specimens annually. During the anatomic pathology rotations, residents have early exposure to the autopsy service, which provides the study foundations of gross and histologic pathology. Biweekly autopsy conferences and monthly formal resident presentations enhance opportunities for learning. After an initial orientation during the first two months of the residency, the remainder of the surgical pathology rotations are structured in two-week subspecialty blocks, allowing for concentrated study by organ system, with time for reading and slide study incorporated into the program. Participation in tumor board, cytology and other conferences add to the educational activities in anatomic pathology.