Residents participate in active clinical or basic research projects throughout the training period, especially during the elective segment. Such activities are viewed as highly desirable and are recognized by the American Board of Pathology as appropriate for enhancing post-graduate education in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
Resident Research Year-Out Program
The University of Rochester offers a unique Resident Research Year-Out Program, that allows residents to interrupt their residency program to spend a year conducting research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. The primary purpose of this program is resident career development—to enhance the ability of our residents to successfully compete for outstanding fellowship and faculty opportunities in academic Pathology programs. For residents committed to a future career in academic medicine centered on basic science or clinical research, the year out can lead towards American Board of Pathology certification in the Physician Scientist Research Pathway.
Conferences and Events
Residents receive financial support from the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine each year to attend at least one major national meeting. Additional support is provided for those residents who attend a scientific meeting in order to present the results of their own research endeavors.