Rotations

Typical APCP-4 Educational Program

Rotations by Month in Program
 

All rotations are at WFBMC except 1/2 day every 4th week of  Surgical Pathology

The program consists of 44 months of required rotations in AP and CP and 3 months of electives.  AP and CP rotations are admixed throughout the four years of the program.

Required AP rotations include:

Surgical Pathology  (12 months (six 2-month rotations))
Autopsy (6 months (three 2-month rotations))
Cytopathology  (4 months (two 2-month rotations))
Dermatopathology (2 months)
Neuropathology and Renal Pathology (combined rotation, 2 months)

Required CP rotations include:

Hematopathology  (4 months (two 2-month rotations))
Blood Bank (2 months)
Clinical Microbiology  (2 months)
Clinical Chemistry (2 months)
HLA/ Molecular Pathology (1 month)
Cytogenetics (1 month)
Laboratory Management (1 month)

  

 

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PGY
1

Autopsy

Chem

Cyto

Surg

Heme

B Bank

PGY
2

Autopsy

Surg

Cyto

Derm 

Heme

 Surg

PGY
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Micro

Cyto

Chem

Neuro
Renal

PGY
4

Heme

B
Bank

Surg

Cyto
gen 

HLA Molec

Electives

 

Annual Spring Course:  Every year a required lecture-based course in a different CP discipline is given on a 4-year cycle of Blood Bank, Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Microbiology, and Hematopathology.

Elective rotations are flexible based on the interests and needs of individual residents.  In addition to the additional time in each of the services mentioned above, elective time can be used for away rotations in ACGME-accredited programs (with approval of the Program Director and House Staff Office), to gain experience in community practice at affiliated hospitals, and for research.

Sequence of Rotations: 


First year rotations include two 2-month rotations in Autopsy, two 2-month rotations
in Surgical Pathology, one  1-month rotation in Blood Bank, one 1-month rotation in Clinical Chemistry, one 1-month rotation in Cytopathology, and one 1-month rotation in Hematopathology.


The 1-month Laboratory Management course occurs in February of PGY-4.  The remainder of the schedule is flexible within the constraints of residents needing to complete the requirements to be eligible for board certification and service responsibilities.  Longitudinal educational activities include numerous teaching and patient care conferences, journal club, and instruction in medical informatics.

Additional Information:

Residents have opportunities to participate in research and are encouraged to write papers and to present their work at national professional society meetings.   Residents also participate in teaching medical students, other residents, graduate students, medical technology students, and technicians.

Call duties are divided among all residents and occur on average one 24-hour period in 20. Night call is taken from home.

Quick Reference

Pathology Residency Training Program
Program Director:
Ryan T. Mott, MD

Tel: 336-716-4311
Fax: 336-716-7595

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