The Clinical Pathology Residency Program provides advanced training in clinical pathology to serve as a foundation for becoming competent in diagnostic clinical pathology and to help prepare the trainee for certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists.
The training program requires 3 years of training. Residency appointments are for 1 year with yearly reappointments if satisfactory progress is made.
The program provides training in cytology, hematology, and clinical chemistry. It also provides general training in anatomic pathology and principles of general pathology.
Resident instruction is based upon trainees evaluating cytologic specimens under supervision of a senior pathologist. In addition, trainees participate in rounds, histopathology slide conference, seminars, and journal clubs.
An intense level of directed independent study, particularly of textbooks and current literature, is required by trainees. Most residents are required to spend part of each year (up to 3 months per year) training with one of our reference laboratory or industrial training partners.
The clinical pathology residency program emphasizes training in diagnostic pathology and is not a combined residency/graduate program. However, trainees have the option of working on a M.S. degree during the residency program. It is the resident’s responsibility to find a project and obtain funding for said project, if a M.S. degree is desired. The residency program provides time and collaboration opportunities with research faculty so that the trainees may choose a mentor and graduate program.