Program Overview—What Makes us Unique?

URMC Surgical Pathology Gross Room

Graduate Medical Education in Pathology at the University of Rochester Medical Center provides exposure to and experience in all major disciplines of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine while maintaining sufficient flexibility to allow individual trainees to pursue further studies in areas of special interest. Such flexibility permits individualized training for future pathology practice in either academic or community settings.

First year residents receive a laptop computer to help facilitate their work through the online laboratory information system. Each academic year, residents receive a generous educational allowance with which they can purchase books, e-books or attend conferences twenty vacation days and five sick days. A total of five administrative days are available for PGY-3 and PGY-4 trainees which are specifically used for travel to fellowship or job interviews, or if needed for relocation purposes.

For additional information, contact the Graduate Medical Education in Pathology Office via email at or telephone (585) 273-4580.

Educational Activities

Pathology trainees work fixed hours and do not have in-house on call responsibilities.  Our Surgical Pathology rotation is subspecialty based with a four-day concentration. Weekly mandatory conferences include AP Didactic, CP Didactic, Grand Rounds, Surgical Pathology Unknowns, Surgical Pathology Subspecialty or Interesting Case Conference, Hematopathology, Dermatopathology, Journal Club, Clinical Pathology Seminar and Board Reviews. Additionally, trainees attend rotation-specific conferences, i.e.: Lymphoma Conference or Neuro-radiology Conference; and trainees present at and participate in several interdisciplinary conferences throughout the year.

Our Faculty

Our faculty is comprised of over forty members with primary appointments in Pathology and Laboratory medicine, representing more than a dozen clinical specialty areas. Many of our faculty are recognized internationally for their expertise in areas include myelodysplastic syndrome, hematopathology, neuropathology, cytopathology, molecular diagnostics and surgical pathology.

Contact Us

Leslie Antinarella
Pathology Residency Program Coordinator
Phone (585) 273-4580
E-mail Leslie Antinarella