Residency Program

The University of Florida Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine offers a residency program that provides instruction in all facets of anatomic and clinical pathology, with opportunities for research.

Sixteen residency positions are funded by UF Health Shands Hospital and the Malcom Randall Veterans Affars Medical Center. The program spans across four years of training to meet all requirements for anatomic and clinical pathology AP/CP board certification. In anatomic and clinical pathology, diverse and interesting case material is received from Shands and the MRVMC, where all medical specialties are represented. The majority of residents pursue training in both anatomic and clinical pathology, which permits them to take both the AP and CP certifying exams, orchestrated by the American Board of Pathology.

As residents advance, they are expected to take more responsibility for clinical services. This is achieved by placing residents in supervisory roles over more junior residents and giving them:

  • The responsibility to review primary laboratory data and decisions on the workup of abnormal test results;
  • Preliminary evaluations of frozen sections and surgical pathology specimens; and
  • On-call decisions regarding various aspects of pathology (graduated responsibility).

Mission and Goals

The Department of Pathology, Immunology, & Laboratory Medicine aligns its mission and goals with the University of Florida College of Medicine. The College of Medicine strives to improve health care in Florida, our nation, and the world through excellence and consistently superior leadership in education, clinical care, discovery, and service.

The overall Pathology residency program goal is to provide high quality postgraduate education leading to board certification in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and to accomplish this in an environment that provides the intellectual and emotional support necessary to become a skilled and effective Pathologist.