The Department of Pathology sponsors the only Pathology Residency Program in Phoenix, a four-year, combined Anatomical Pathology/Clinical Pathology (AP/CP) Residency Program*. Faculty of our Pathology Residency Program are  the best teaching pathologists in the Valley.

With the city’s best affiliated medical centers — the Phoenix VA Healthcare System, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix, Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office, St. Joseph Hospital/Barrow Neurological Institute and more — the program provides a large variety of patient specimens and laboratory tests.

To stimulate the interests in sub-specialties and research, the residents are exposed to chemistry, cytopathology, hematopathology, molecular pathology and transfusion medicine in their first-year rotation, as well as microbiology, pediatric pathology and research in their second-year rotation. They will rotate on forensic pathology and IT/lab management in their third-year and electives on either dermatopathology or neuropathology in their fourth-year.

*The program is still pending accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).