Pathology Residency Didactic Education & Research Training
The Pathology Residency at NYU 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 occur 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 ultimately 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.
A two-year educational conference schedule covers all surgical pathology subspecialties. Surgical pathology lectures include an “Organ of the Month: lecture series on a given specialty or organ, which occurs during a four- to eight-week period. Corresponding cytology lectures cover the same topic as the “Organ of the Month” lectures.
We join NYU Grossman School of Medicine in Pathology Grand Rounds, which feature nationally renowned speakers. Residents also have access to all recorded didactic lectures.
Resident-led didactic activities include seminars, journal clubs, board review question and answer sessions, Resident In-Service Examination (RISE) review sessions, and autopsy quality assurance presentations. In addition, residents attend monthly pediatric, orthopedic, and forensic 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 PGY-1 and continuing throughout training. Submission of at least one manuscript is required for graduation.
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 basic science research program fuels opportunities for residents to participate in research projects at NYU Long Island School of Medicine, as well as for collaboration with 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 and National Association of Medical Examiners.