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).
Fellowships will potentially be available at the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office (forensic pathology), Mayo Clinic (transfusion medicine) and Phoenix Children’s Hospital (pediatric pathology) in the future.