Typical APCP-4 Educational Program
Rotations by Month in Program
All rotations are at WFBMC.
The program consists of 45 months of
required rotations in AP and CP and 3 months of general electives. AP and CP
rotations are admixed throughout the four years of the program.
AP rotations include:
Surgical Pathology (13 months) (Year 1-3 4 month and 1 in year 4)
Autopsy (5 months; 4 months of core rotations and a 1 month supervisory rotation)
Cytopathology (4 months)
Dermatopathology (2 months)
Neuropathology and Renal Pathology (combined rotation, 2 months)
Required CP rotations include:
Hematopathology (4 months)
Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine (2 months)
Clinical Microbiology (2 months)
Clinical Chemistry (2 months)
HLA/Molecular Pathology (1 month)
Cytogenetics (1 month)
Laboratory Management (1 month)
CP Electives (6 months)
Annual Spring Course: Every year a required lecture-based course in a different CP discipline is given on a rotating cycle, including Blood Bank, Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Microbiology, Hematopathology, and Molecular Pathology.
Elective rotations are flexible based on the interests and needs of individual residents. In addition to the 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.
The 1-month Laboratory Management course occurs in February of PGY-4.
Residents have opportunities to participate in research and are encouraged to write papers and to present their work at national professional society meetings. Residents can also participate in teaching medical students, other residents, graduate students, medical technology students, and technicians.
Call duties are divided among PGY 2-4 residents. Night call is taken from home.