Pathology Residency Didactic Education & Research Training
The Pathology Residency at NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine enriches clinical training with a comprehensive didactic program and a variety of translational research opportunities with faculty mentors.
Anatomic and clinical pathology didactic sessions are scheduled one-half day per week and consist of a complementary mix of traditional lectures, microscope review, unknown slide sessions, and resident-led seminars.
The didactic curriculum is tailored to build a foundation of anatomic and clinical pathology knowledge that enables our residents to succeed on subspecialty rotations and pass specialty boards. Didactic sessions cover the major disciplines of clinical pathology, including blood banking and transfusion medicine, hematology, coagulation, microbiology, clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, laboratory administration, and informatics.
Each year, didactics on each major organ system cover all major surgical pathology subspecialties. Surgical pathology lectures include an Organ of the Month lecture series on a given specialty or organ. One or more corresponding unknown slide conferences and cytology lectures, as well as a test and a review of the test cover the same topic as the Organ of the Month lectures.
We join NYU Grossman School of Medicine in Pathology Grand Rounds, which feature both internally and nationally renowned speakers. Residents also have access to all recorded didactic lectures from NYU Grossman School of Medicine via the Brightspace portal. Additionally, we sponsor NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine’s Surgical Pathology Grand Rounds twice a month to promote faculty development and provide additional educational opportunities for faculty and trainees.
Resident-led didactic activities include seminars, journal clubs, board review question and answer sessions, Resident In-Service Examination (RISE) review sessions, clinical pathology rounds, patient safety rounds, and autopsy quality assurance presentations. In addition, residents attend pediatric pathology, orthopedic pathology, dermatopathology, and forensic pathology lectures.
Translational Research Program
Our pathology residents participate in translational research programs under the mentorship of faculty members. We strongly encourage all trainees to participate in research projects starting in postgraduate year 1 (PGY-1) and continuing throughout training. Submission of at least one manuscript is required for graduation. A departmental research committee assists in overseeing research projects and follow through.
We also strongly encourage research collaboration with other departments. All residents are required to present at the Annual Research Day at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island. The translational science research program fuels opportunities for residents to participate in research projects at NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine, as well as for collaboration on research projects at NYU Grossman School of Medicine.
Under faculty-mentored support, most of our residents present annually at national scientific meetings, including those of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, the College of American Pathologists, and the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Residents also present at subspecialty meetings of the American Society of Dermatopathology, the American Association of Neuropathologists, and National Association of Medical Examiners.