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Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Anatomic Pathology residency program

In addition to the traditional training program in autopsy and surgical pathology, opportunities of particular interest include:

Subspecialty biopsies - A service for bone marrow, cardiopulmonary, hepatic, renal and pancreatic transplantation programs at UC Davis Medical Center.

Cytopathology - A fine-needle aspiration (FNA) service organized and staffed by the Deparment of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine provides experience in performing and interpreting needle aspirates.

Immunohistopathology - An active service provides experience with the newest immunoperoxidase methods.

Electron microscopy - Resident rotation provides hands-on experience, as well as broad exposure to ultrastructural pathology.

Dermatopathology - As an active referral center, UC Davis Medical Center has access to many interesting cases which are reviewed at a weekly teaching conference.

Forensic pathology - The Sacramento County Coroner's Office, located close to UC Davis Medical Center, performs more than 1,000 autopsies each year, providing experience in modern forensic pathology.