Core training leaves six months available to AP/CP residents for additional training, and there are many options available, including research and advanced clinical rotations. The advanced clinical rotations allow the resident to function essentially in the capacity of a clinical fellow, resulting in a mini-fellowship. Experiences are available in both laboratory medicine and pathology. In anatomic pathology, a set of AP-3 rotations provide residents with exposure across all subspecialty areas of pathology to solidify their diagnostic skills. These include the "Hot Seat" rotation, Frozen Sections, Autopsy Senior Resident, and General Signout at Bridgeport Hospital. In clinical pathology, senior CP rotations similarly focus on advanced consultative and diagnostic skills within selected subspecialties. These rotations also further the resident's interactions with clinical teams and allow them to take on greater independent responsibility, gradually transitioning them to independent practice. Elective time is also available. All AP/CP residents must spend at least one month of this period on the frozen section service, to meet ACGME training requirements.