Teaching and Research

  • Teaching Medical Students: Pathology residents assist in instructing second-year medical students in their coursework in systemic and general pathology and teach rotating third- and fourth-year medical students.
  • Teaching Other Residents: Senior residents participate in training junior residents and residents from other services by example (e.g., gross dissection), informal instruction (e.g., at the microscope) and formal instruction (e.g., morning conferences). This is intrinsic to the role of the pathologist as an educator, which is important to the resident’s career development for private practice or academics.
  • Research Opportunities: By its nature, pathology is both a basic and clinical science, and it contributes many technical and diagnostic advances to medicine through the application of basic science to clinical problems. Residents lead or participate in a wide range of fundamental and clinical studies relating to the etiology, pathogenesis, prevention, treatment and cure of disease. Residents present their research at departmental Grand Rounds in their third-year.
  • Research Funding: The Department makes research starter funds available to both faculty and residents. These mini-grants can total as much as $2,000 per project, per year. These funds can be used by residents to develop anatomic or clinical pathology research studies.