About the Program
The UC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine offers a fully accredited residency program in combined anatomic and clinical pathology. As a resident in the UC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, you become a member of a program which has a long and rich tradition in teaching, research and service. The goal of the residency program is to educate residents to become competent in the field of anatomic and clinical pathology and to function either in an academic or a community setting.
We promote excellence through teaching and practice in accordance with the ACGME-approved guidelines leading to board eligibility. We teach relevant, meaningful and well-defined up-to-date clinical science as it applies to current trends in patient care.
The program has a complement of 12 residents; 3 residents per PGY. Our residents successfully progress in a graduated fashion through the four years of training, navigate the American Board of Pathology (94% AP and 100% CP board pass rate), receive competitive fellowship opportunities in the subspecialty of their choice, and find careers in both academic and private practice settings.
Duties and Responsibilities
Residents are employees of UC Health University Hospital, and as such must comply with JCAHO, CAP and CLIA, 88 requirements inherent to hospital/laboratory practice and ACGME and RRC guidelines governing training. Consequently, residents must be knowledgeable of the contents of the Resident’s Policy and Procedure Manual and the Residency Training Program manuals for Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.
All on call responsibilities follow the ACGME duty hour/ duty periods regulations. At home call is the only type of call pathology residents take. PGY 1 residents do not take at home call. Pathology residents from UC rotating at CCHMC also take on-call responsibilities. Call of one-week duration is required while rotating at Hoxworth.
At the end of their training the residents will have gained a tremendous amount of experience in dealing with many of the routine and challenging clinical pathology questions from clinicians as well as a breadth of experience in frozen section consultations. Residents are always assigned with a faculty member while on call.
Attendance at morning conference is required. Unless scheduled otherwise, morning conference begins at 8 a.m. Inasmuch as the first hour of the day is “protected,” residents are expected to be at that session from its start—i.e., 8 a.m. to its finish.
The Pathology Residency Program requires each of its trainees to have completed by the end of training four verifiable scholarly activities (i.e., ones performed during training in this program). Such scholarly activities include posters for presentation at a state or national meeting, authorship/co-authorship of a manuscript in a peer-reviewed medical/science journal, authorship/co-authorship of a pathology-related chapter in a book and/or some other faculty-approved/overseen activity. (PowerPoint presentations made as a requirement of a service rotation or as a requirement of an institutional meeting, e.g., tumor board or morning conference, do not constitute a scholarly activity of the sort intended here.)
In order to verify the status of required scholarly activities, the resident will be asked to present at the annual review a formal list of those activities with supporting documentation.