A fully approved, ACGME four-year training program for residents is available in anatomic and clinical pathology. The program in anatomic pathology includes training in surgical pathology, autopsy pathology, neuropathology, fine needle aspiration and general cytology, electron microscopy and immunohistochemistry. A rotation at the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office provides training in forensic pathology. Pediatric surgical and autopsy pathology experience is acquired through a rotation at a Children’s Hospital, in Columbus, Ohio.
Clinical chemistry, hematology, endocrinology, protein chemistry, blood banking/ transfusion medicine, microbiology, virology, cytogenetics and immunology are areas of training in clinical pathology. The programs in anatomic and clinical pathology are integrated throughout the training period. Residents actively participate in regularly scheduled interdepartmental clinicopathologic correlation conferences with internal medicine, surgery, radiology, pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology. A didactic lecture series, as well as morning and afternoon conferences, cover a broad range of topics in anatomic and clinical pathology, including laboratory management, computerization and quality assurance.
Research is encouraged. The residents may participate in teaching medical students who rotate to Allegheny General Hospital from various medical schools. Fellowships are available in cytopathology and surgical pathology.
Types and Number of Appointments
A total of 10 residency positions and 3 fellowship positions are offered.
Stipends and Maintainence
The first-year resident receives $41,790 with annual increments to $45,206 for fourth-year resident. Also provided free of charge are parking, meal vouchers, lab coats, and a variety of insurance. A yearly $1000 fund is provided for each resident for books, tuition and expenses and one national meeting during the residency. The department also funds residents when abstracts and presentations are accepted at national meetings, and opportunities also exist for national meetings as staff assistant. Benefits also include fifteen paid days off.