Residency training opportunities include those leading to certification in combined certification in AP/CP which encompasses four years. In accordance with the department's philosophy, the program consists of a core segment of rotations through each of the major service divisions (autopsy, surgical pathology, cytopathology, hematopathology, microbiology, chemistry, blood-banking) followed by elective and advanced rotations including dermatopathology, neuropathology, forensics, management and informatics, coagulation, cytogenetics, medical director, and pediatric pathology. In each of the rotations, residents are given increasing responsibilities commensurate with their level of training and competence.
Rotations and electives are spent in UC Health University Hospital, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the Hamilton County Coroner's Office, and the Hoxworth Blood Center. All facilities are within walking distance from the main hospital.
Evaluations of residents’ performance are carried out at the end of each rotation. Evaluations are performed by the faculty and staff and are reviewed by the program director during the semi-annual and annual reviews. The residents also evaluate the faculty, rotation and the program anonymously each year.