Didactic sessions for the residents are typically offered four mornings per week from 730-830am.  The content based topics follow a 2-year planned curriculum that repeats such that each resident experiences the full didactic cycle twice.  The typical 2-year curriculum can be seen below.  

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JULY Cardiovascular Microbiology (Mycobacteria, nocardia, actinomyces/fungi/viruses)
AUG Gynecologic (uterus, cervix) Heme
SEPT Breast Lab Admin/Informatics
OCT Neuropath Molecular
NOV Liver/Pancreas BB/TM
DEC GU (bladder/renal) Chemistry/Toxicology
JAN Cytology Heme
FEB Bone/Soft Tissue Molecular
MAR GI (lower GI) Lab Admin/Informatics
APR Dermpath/Forensics EM/IF
MAY Pulmonary BB/TM
JULYNeuropathMicrobiology (bacteria/parasites/general)
SEPTOvary/PlacentaLab Admin/Informatics
OCTLymph Node/SpleenMolecular
NOVBone/Soft TissueBB/TM
MARBreastLab Admin/Informatics
APRHead and NeckMicrobiology

Monthly Conferences:                                                                                                                                                 

  1. Gross Conference (picture format): 1/month. Resident and faculty driven
  2. Unknown Cytology/Clinical Pathology  (blood banking and microbiology) conference X: 1/month (alternating every month between cytology, microbiology and blood bank)
  3. Cytology presentation: 1/month. Resident driven                             
  4. Interesting case conference: 1/month: (including surgpath/hemepath/cytology/bloodbank/microbiology/chemistry) Resident driven
  5. Unknown surgpath conference: 1/month
  6. DermPath Case Review: 2-3/month
  7. Heme path presentation: 1/month.  Resident driven
  8. Surgpath subspecialty conference (alternating between GU, Breast, Dermpath, and Neuropath):  1/month
  9. Journal club: once every quarter
  10. Residency Conference/ Chief’s Conference: 1/month
  11. Clinical call conference: 1/month
  12. Fellow topic conference – senior residents
  13. Quarterly adverse event analysis meeting