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Welcome to the home page for the Pathology Residency Training Program of Wake Forest School of Medicine.

The Department of Pathology offers a four-year combined Anatomic Pathology (AP) and Clinical Pathology (CP) residency leading to completion of the certification requirements of the American Board of Pathology. The program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and is approved for a total of 20 residency positions, on average 5 residents per year. 

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is committed to outstanding patient care, academic excellence, and cutting-edge research.Serving northwestern North Carolina and southwestern Virginia, WFBMC also includes the region’s only full-service pediatric hospital, Brenner Children’s Hospital, and is has been designated by the National Cancer Institute as a Comprehensive Cancer Center.     

Our patients are the basis for the breadth and depth of training received by our pathology residents who examine all types of specimens under the supervision of faculty members with expertise in all subspecialties of pathology.  On surgical pathology rotations, residents follow their cases from freezing to grossing to sign-out.  As they progress through the program they preview slides and write reports for cases increasing in number and complexity.  Residents gain experience in fine needle aspiration biopsy on our busy cytology service.   Autopsy training is supervised by forensic pathologists and residents have ample opportunity to perform both hospital and medical examiner autopsies.  Clinical Pathology training includes rotations in hematopathology, transfusion medicine, clinical chemistry, clinical microbiology, molecular pathology, cytogenetics, and laboratory management. Other elements of the educational program are numerous conferences and lectures, journal club, and opportunities to do research and teaching. 

Residents are also eligible to apply to our fellowship programs in Forensic Pathology, Surgical Pathology, Cytopathology, Hematopathology, and Dermatopathology.  

In addition to academic excellence, we offer an opportunity to train in a great work environment.  Our residents form a friendly and cohesive group and our faculty is committed to teaching.  Other amenities enjoyed by our resident include personal office space, which includes a microscope and a computer, and funds for books and meetings.  Residents work closely with our pathologist’s assistants (on the surgical pathology and autopsy services) and our technical and clerical staff.   

Winston-Salem is a very livable and family-friendly city with a cost of living that permits residents to be homeowners.   It is situated within easy driving distance of the mountains, the beach, has a lively arts community, numerous sporting events including minor league baseball, ice hockey, NASCAR, and college athletics.  

Further details can be obtained via following the links at the sides of this page.  

Thank you for your interest in our program.   

Quick Reference

Pathology Residency Training Program
Program Director:
Nancy S. Rosenthal, MD

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

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
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