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Pathology Residency 2016

What Makes Our Residency Unique

  • $1500 yearly educational allowance.
  • Twenty days of vacation per year.
  • Five sick days per year.
  • Department-supported laptop computer provided upon starting residency.
  • A great group of residents (link to our residents)
  • 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.
  • Flexible rotation scheduling(link to curriculum) aimed at training you in a subspecialized pathology practice.
  • The majority of the residents continue their pathology education with fellowship training at URMC or at highly-ranked outside institutions. 

  • Research support and guidance, including department funding for travel to one conference per year where presenting your research findings.
  • Salary support and research stipend are available through the Research Year-Out program.
  • Nearly all required rotations are at Strong Memorial Hospital (SMH), a 700+-bed regional hospital with a free-standing Cancer Center and Children’s Hospital. Residents rotate at Highland Hospital (5 minute drive from SMH)  for Gynecologic Pathology and at the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office (10 minute drive from SMH) for Forensic Pathology. 
  • A commitment at all levels of the department to the education and training of stellar residents.
  • 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.

Post-residency fellowships

Department Fellowships

  • Genitourinary Pathology
  • Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Pathology,
  • Breast Pathology

ACGME Accredited Fellowships

  • Cytopathology
  • Hematopathology
  • Transfusion Medicine

New Fellowship Options

New Forensic Fellowship to begin in 2019

Monroe county will partner with the University of Rochester Medical Center to bring a one-year forensic pathology fellowship to the area starting in July 2019. “This will strengthen the reputation of our own pathology program at the medical center, further helping us bring to Rochester the best and brightest medical residents interested in the field,” said Bruce Smoller, Chair of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at URMC. Interested applicants may apply online or contact fellowship coordinator Melissa Sullivan.