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Curriculum

The curriculum for the Residency Program at the University of Florida Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine is organized into a basic four-year training period that prepares residents to practice pathology. Throughout the basic training period, under faculty supervision, each resident will:

  • Perform at least 50 autopsies;
  • Sign-out more than 2,000 surgical pathology specimens;
  • Examine more than 1,500 cytology specimens; and
  • Perform more than 200 operating room consultations (frozen sections).

First and Second Years: The Program will introduce residents to clinical pathology through laboratory experience, complemented by lecture series.

Third and Fourth Years: Residents will assume increasing degrees of responsibility for clinical and surgical pathology services.Thirty months of training in anatomic pathology (32 four-week rotations) and 18 months in clinical pathology (20 four-week rotations) are required in the basic 48-month training period (52 four-week rotations). Rotations in neuropathology, forensic, ultrastructural and renal pathology, as well as cytopathology, are available. Additionally, rotations in forensic pathology are performed at the Medical Examiner’s Office in Gainesville or Jacksonville, Fla., where residents are directly supervised by our faculty, with the assistance of senior residents and fellows.