Residency Program in Anatomic & Clinical Pathology

The Residency Training Program in Pathology at UNC Hospitals offers a four-year, combined anatomic pathology (AP) and clinical pathology (CP) residency with opportunities for research and for post-residency subspecialty fellowships. The Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The Program will have four PGY-1 positions available for 2014–2015.

The goals and objectives of the training program include providing a flexible, broad-based training program for physicians seeking training in pathology for either an academic or community-practice career. All major areas of anatomic and clinical pathology are covered in the AP/CP training program. The curriculum is organized to intermingle AP and CP core rotations during the first three years of training and to concentrate elective rotations in the fourth year. Experience in laboratory management, computer applications, quality assurance programs, cost containment programs, and medical informatics is also provided. Trainees participate in teaching medical students and in interpreting the results of pathologic examinations to the UNC Hospitals' clinical staff. Weekly teaching conferences cover a wide variety of topics and are an integral part of the training program. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) of the State of North Carolina provides our residents with opportunities for experience in all aspects of forensic pathology. Post-residency fellowships are available and include twelve clinical fellowships and one research fellowship.

Application to the training program is through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The four PGY-1 positions for 2014–2015 will be filled through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). The application process begins in September, and the deadline for receiving applications will be December 1, 2014 or until all interview slots are filled. UNC Hospitals' Graduate Medical Education Policies, including those on visas and on resident eligibility and selection for recruitment and appointment, are available online for review.

Susan J. Maygarden, MD, is director of the residency program. Herbert Whinna, MD, PhD, is associate program director.

For additional information, please email the program coordinator, Betsy McDonald.