Integrated AP/CP Training
The AP/CP residency program is fully integrated. The Department strives to achieve an optimal balance between service and education. Rotations are primarily at UC Davis Medical Center with other core rotations at the VA Northern California Health Care System at Mather Field. Residents have the flexibility of creating their own schedules. The curriculum is as follows:
Anatomic Pathology – 25 months
- Surgical Pathology – 15 months
- Autopsy – four months
- Cytology – three months
- Forensic Pathology – one month
- Electron Microscopy – one month
- Dermatopathology – one month
Clinical Pathology – 20 months
- General CP Orientation (PGY 1) – one month
- BloodBank/Transfusion Medicine – four months
- Hematology/Immunology -- (Heme I – four months, Heme II – one month)
- Clinical Chemistry/Toxicology – three months
- Microbiology – three months
- Molecular Diagnostics/Cytogenetics – one month
- Informatics – one month
- Lab Management/Quality Assurance (PGY 3-4) – one month
- Clinical Pathology Elective – one month
Electives – 3 months
Residents have a total of 4 electives months (inclusive of the 1 CP elective as described above under CP Rotations). Elective time also provides an opportunity for the resident to take part in an externship in other academic institutions. Examples of past externships include surgical pathology in Malindi, Kenya; Flow Cytometry at the University of Washington, Seattle; Forensics at the University of New Mexico and San Diego Coroner’s office; and Hematopathology and Transfusion Medicine at Stanford University. Outside electives must be justified and do require prior authorization.
For questions regarding the Residency Program, please contact Residency Coordinator, Anna G. Schmidt, at 916-734-3331 or via email at email@example.com.
If you are interested in an Observership of either 2-weeks or 4-weeks, please contact Course Coordinator, Jennifer Black, at 916-734-2350 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.