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The pathology residency program at Pennsylvania Hospital is an ACGME accredited 4-year, combined Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology (AP/CP) program. Eight residency positions are available (generally two residents per year).

As a teaching program within the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Pennsylvania Hospital has a wealth of resources to draw upon. The pathology department is able to provide an optimal pathologist-to-resident ratio that allows for an excellent learning opportunity for our residents. The department receives a diverse mix of surgical pathology and cytopathology specimens representing various subspecialties, and follows an “oligo-specialty” (such as GI Pathology and Breast Pathology) model of sign out. This provides a unique in depth learning experience for the trainees.

The program also has a very strong clinical pathology training that offers excellent exposure and training in blood bank, clinical chemistry, microbiology, hematopathology and molecular pathology. Pennsylvania Hospital’s School of Medical Laboratory Science functions within the general structure of the Ayer Clinical Laboratory and has a long rich history of educating medical laboratory scientists. The pathology department provides an excellent environment of learning, allowing ample opportunity to work with the laboratory staff of all sections in a team environment with the goal of delivering optimal diagnostic services and patient care.

The pathology residency program also offers rotations at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, including core rotations such as Cytopathology, Hematopathology, Microbiology, Blood Bank and Molecular Pathology, as well as elective rotations in other subspecialties. The residents are also offered elective rotations at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Residents also have research opportunities at both Pennsylvania Hospital and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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