Training is available in three tracks: combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (AP/CP), Anatomic Pathology only (AP), and Clinical Pathology only (CP). AP-only and CP-only training are three year programs; combined AP/CP training is four years. All three tracks include similar core rotations with specific responsibilities designed to convey competency in the diagnostic practice of pathology.
Within each year, clinical training is divided into a series of rotations, each typically four weeks in duration. There are, therefore, 13 rotations each academic year (July 1 to June 30). Each level of training is characterized by a particular group of rotations. Together, these rotations provide a broad exposure to diagnostic pathology. The scheduling of residents to the various rotations is the responsibility of the Chief Residents in anatomic and clinical pathology.