Residency training is structured to lead to combined certification in AP/CP after four years of training. In accordance with the department's philosophy, the program includes core rotations in the major subspecialties in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, followed by advanced subspecialty rotations and a generous allotment of time for electives chosen by the resident. 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 Medical Center, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the Hamilton County Coroner's Office, and the Hoxworth Blood Center. All facilities are within walking distance from UC Medical Center with the exception of the new Hamilton County Coroner's Office, which is located 13 miles north of UC Medical Center. Senior residents may elect to rotate in a community practice setting at West Chester Hospital, which is located 20 miles north of UC Medical Center.
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.