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Curriculum

The straight Anatomic Pathology curriculum and the straight Clinical Pathology curriculum are each 36 months, including 18 months of core rotations and 12 months of elective rotations.

The combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Program is 4 years.

Core and elective rotations are listed below.

There is a regular schedule of Conferences.

Anatomic Pathology minimum duration (months) years offered

Autopsy Pathology (AGH)

  • Minimum Duration (Months): 4
  • Years Offered: 1 - 4

Surgical Pathology (AGH)

  • Minimum Duration (Months): 8
  • Years Offered: 1 - 4

Cytopathology (AGH)

  • Minimum Duration (Months): 3
  • Years Offered: 2 - 4

Electron Microscopy/Renal Pathology (AGH)

  • Minimum Duration (Months): 1
  • Years Offered: 1 - 4

Pediatric Pathology (Nationwide Children’s Hospital)

  • Minimum Duration (Months): 1
  • Years Offered: 3 - 4

Forensic Pathology (Medical Examiner’s Office)

  • Minimum Duration (Months): 1
  • Years Offered: 3 - 4

Dermatopathology (West Penn)

  • Minimum Duration (Months): 1
  • Years Offered: 3 - 4

Clinical pathology minimum duration (Months) years offered

Chemistry (core lab)

  • Minimum Duration (Months): 3
  • Years Offered: 2 - 4

Hematology (core lab)

  • Minimum Duration (Months): 4
  • Years Offered: 2 - 4

Immunopathology (core lab)

  • Minimum Duration (Months): 1
  • Years Offered: 2 - 4

Flow Cytometry (core lab)

  • Minimum Duration (Months): 1
  • Years Offered: 2 - 4

Microbiology (core lab)

  • Minimum Duration (Months): 3
  • Years Offered: 2 - 4

Cytogenetics (core lab)

  • Minimum Duration (Months): 1
  • Years Offered: 1 - 4

Blood bank/transfusion medicine (Institute for Transfusion Medicine)

  • Minimum Duration (Months): 3
  • Years Offered: 2 - 4

Molecular diagnostics (Interpace- Dr. Finkelstein’s lab)

  • Minimum Duration (Months): 1
  • Years Offered: 2 - 4

Laboratory management (core lab)

Minimum Duration (Months): 1

Years Offered: 3 - 4

Electives

Renal Pathology (may be combined with EM) (AGH)

  • Minimum Duration (Months): 1
  • Years Offered: 2 - 4

Advanced surgical pathology sign out (AGH)

  • Minimum Duration (Months): 1
  • Years Offered: 4

Research (AGH)

  • Minimum Duration (Months): 1
  • Years Offered: 2 - 4

Pathology Informatics

  • Minimum Duration (Months): 1
  • Years Offered: 2 - 4

Didactic experiences

Pathology Conferences

  • Board Review
  • Clinical Pathology Rounds
  • Clinical Pathology Didactic Lecture
  • Cytopathology Conference
  • Cytology Core Lecture Series
  • Cytotechnology Conference
  • Dermatopathology Unknown Slide Conference
  • Diagnostic Conference
  • Forensic Pathology Conference
  • Pathology Grand Rounds
  • Surgical Pathology Seminar
  • Unknown Slide Conference
  • Autopsy Conference
  • Brain Cutting
  • Journal Club

Clinico-Pathologic Conferences

  • Autopsy Conference
  • Breast Conference
  • Gastrointestinal Clinical Pathology Correlation (CPC)
  • Gynecologic Pathology Conference
  • Neurosurgical Clinical Pathologic Correlation (CPC)
  • Pulmonary Conference
  • Radiation Oncology Conference
  • Renal Bx Conference
  • Tumor Board
  • Perinatal Morbidity and Mortality Conference
  • Neuropathology Conference (for Neurology residents)

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