Didactic Teaching

We offer residents an introduction to clinical pathology concepts beginning the CP core curriculum each year to prepare them to function as clinical consultants.

The anatomic pathology (AP) faculty provides an in-depth review of histology by organ system to residents starting the AP core curriculum and an eight-week training period in anatomic pathology acclimate residents to the surgical pathology dissection bench and autopsies.

Weekly didactic sessions in AP review basic sub-specialty information in all areas of cytology and surgical pathology. The staff deliver these didactic seminars in a 4-year rotating cycle covering neuropathology, dermatopathology, and sub-specialized surgical pathology. 

The clinical pathology (CP) staff deliver weekly didactic lectures in addition to bi-weekly clinical rounds. The CP curriculum covers all sub-specialties including microbiology, clinical chemistry, molecular genetics, cytogenetics, hematopathology, and laboratory management.

Laboratory management is also supplemented by separate monthly anatomic pathology management meetings for residents in their 3rd and 4th years of training.

Faculty from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner deliver a comprehensive didactic curriculum in forensic pathology in a 2-year cycle of monthly lectures, supplemented by a bibliography, suggested readings, and a rotation in forensic pathology at the Medical Examiner's Office in Concord.

Within the core informatics rotation, a series of mini-courses covers an introduction to biostatistics, basic computer science, and medical decision-making. These are enhanced by supervised, hands-on laboratory sessions.