Residents participate in, plan, and conduct teaching and teaching conferences within the Department of Pathology, the School of Medicine, and the Schools of Dentistry, Optometry, and Health Related Professions. They also participate in interdisciplinary conferences. Faculty members supervise teaching by the residents. Teaching is usually in the context of scheduled classes for undergraduate, medical, dental, and optometry students, or conferences within the Department of Pathology or other departments.

In the Division of Anatomic Pathology, teaching centers around the Autopsy Service, Surgical Pathology, Cytopathology, and various subspecialty conferences. In addition, residents may participate in didactic sessions or medical, dental, optometry and health-related professions students.

In Clinical Pathology, the primary forum for teaching is the Laboratory Medicine Seminar, in which the resident is trained to identify a problem in laboratory medicine, research the literature, analyze the data, and formulate and present conclusions. In addition, residents present in-service lectures during all clinical rotations.Elective rotations, available to senior residents in either Clinical Pathology or Anatomic Pathology, involve teaching in the Correlative Pathology courses for 2nd year medical students. The Pathology Correlative Courses include study of pathology of the following systems:

  • Nervous System

  • Cardiovascular

  • Pulmonary

  • Urinary System

  • Musculoskeletal and Skin

  • Hematology

  • Gastrointestinal

  • Endocrine

  • Reproduction