Pathology Residency Programs

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The Department of Pathology at Johns Hopkins provides in-depth training in anatomic pathology (AP) and clinical pathology (CP), either combined or individually, to newly graduated M.D.s and those with previous postdoctoral experience. The program is designed to train a well-rounded pathologist through extensive clinical and research experience. House officers receive training in diagnostic anatomic and clinical pathology in a setting of clinical and academic excellence. The department also offers a combined anatomic pathology (AP) and neuropathology (NP) track.

Director of Residency Training Program

Co-Director of Residency Training Program

Medical Training Program Manager

Residency Training

Clinical Training

Residents selecting combined AP training have a fully integrated three-year program developed for their particular interest. In the first two years, all residents are exposed to the major divisions of anatomic pathology. The first year focuses on AP training, including autopsy, surgical pathology and cytopathology. In the ensuing two years, the residents take advanced and elective rotations in anatomic pathology. The final year of training provides substantial responsibility in anatomic pathology.

The core AP rotations include:

  • autopsy
  • cytopathology
  • forensic pathology
  • gastrointestinal/liver pathology
  • gynecological pathology
  • surgical pathology
  • molecular diagnostics
  • hematopathology

During the residency, there are multiple elective opportunities for training in the pathology of specific systems, including dermatopathology, molecular pathology, neuropathology, renal pathology/electron microscopy, and immunohistochemistry. Many of our AP only residents chose a more intense research experience that includes electives in research, and in some cases a funded year for dedicated research. Numerous endowed funds and a T32 training grant are available to support these research efforts.

Clinically relevant rotations in AP are integrated throughout training, and residents attend and present at departmental and interdepartmental conferences. Several conferences play a major role in the Residency Training Program, including:

  • Weekly didactic sessions in Anatomic Pathology.
  • Weekly surgical pathology case conference.
  • Daily and weekly multiheaded microscope and didactic conferences in surgical pathology and in specialty areas.
  • Weekly grand rounds with presentations by faculty, fellows and guest lecturers from within and outside the institution.
  • Research seminars.

During your three years of residency you will complete:

Autopsy 4
Consult Service2
Forensic Pathology1
GI/Liver Pathology2
Gyn Pathology3
Molecular and Cytogenetics1
Surgical pathology (Bayview)3
Surgical pathology (JHH)6
Total Cores26
* recommended elective