Message from the Residency Program Director
Welcome to the University of Florida Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine!
Our Pathology Residency Program provides comprehensive training in anatomic and clinical pathology, and offers flexibility for residents to prepare for a career in either academic or community-based practice.
Residents spend about nine months a year at UF Health Shands Hospital, a 1000-bed facility and Level 1 trauma center that serves as the UF College of Medicine‘s teaching hospital and the main tertiary care center for North Central Florida and South Georgia. Our residents complete the remainder of their rotations at the Malcom Randall Veterans Administration Hospital, a 300-bed hospital with more than 10,000 surgical pathology accessions per year, or UF Health Pathology Laboratories, a state-of-the-art reference laboratory that provides anatomic and clinical diagnostic and prognostic services.
Through a series of subspecialty rotations at UF Health Shands Hospital and general surgical pathology rotations at the VA Hospital, residents are exposed to a wide variety of neoplastic and non-neoplastic conditions in all organ systems. Clinical pathology training includes formal rotations in clinical chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, and transfusion medicine, among others.
We currently offer four positions per year for a total of 16 residents. Additionally, ACME-accredited fellowships in cytopathology, neuropathology and hematopathology are offered. We also often have fellows in gastrointestinal pathology and surgical pathology , and bone and soft tissue pathology.
Medical schools from nearly all regions of the United States and the world are currently represented in our program. We believe our residency program is one of the best in the nation, providing a comprehensive, challenging education, while operating in friendly, supportive medical community.