The residency in anatomic and clinical pathology consists of four years of training. The first year is usually dedicated to anatomic pathology, and the second year is usually dedicated to clinical pathology. The training is integrated in the third and fourth years, which consist of rotations of 4-week blocks in either anatomic or clinical pathology.
|In anatomic pathology, residents rotate in surgical pathology, cytopathology, and autopsy. Before first year residents are allowed to work independently, they must complete one month of basic training, during which they are supervised by senior residents who instruct them in the technical aspects of specimen grossing, frozen section, and autopsy prosection. The surgical pathology service is organized into 6 subspecialty teams, each covered by a resident and attending. Each surgical pathology rotation lasts one to two weeks in order to promote continuity of the learning experience.|
In clinical pathology residents rotate through clinical chemistry, hematopathology, microbiology, transfusion medicine, coagulation, flow cytometry, and cytogenetics.