Academics


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  • Academics

    The UMMC Pathology Department offers a diverse array of academic programs. Our combined anatomic and clinical pathology residency program is a four-year program with a total of 12 ACGME-accredited positions. Our residents learn from hands-on experience with our interesting case mix, didactic lectures and interdisciplinary programs.

    We offer a Surgical Pathology fellowship that is an Instructor level junior faculty position.  Fellows receive robust training in general surgical pathology and intraoperative consultations. Specialty emphasis is available in breast, gynecologic pathology, placenta / perinatal pathology, bone and soft tissue, gastrointestinal pathology, head and neck or pediatric pathology (or a combination thereof).

    Our Cytopathology division offers two ACGME-accredited cytopathology fellowship positions each year. This one-year program includes a curriculum that is strong in both gynecologic and non-gynecologic cytopathology in addition to a robust fine needle aspiration biopsy service.

    Our distinguished graduate program in pathology offers both PhD and master’s degree training with emphases in immunopathology and cancer biology.

    Our department also teaches the medical school pathology course which runs the entire fall and spring semesters of the second year of medical school and includes lectures, small group sessions and an interactive laboratory component.

    Our dental school pathology course, which takes place during the fall semester of the second year of dental school, is also taught by our departmental faculty.

    We offer both two-week and month-long elective rotations for third- and fourth-year medical students who have a special interest in pathology. Separate electives are available in both anatomic and clinical pathology.