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 Molecular
FEB Bone/Soft Tissue Lab Admin/Informatics
MAR GI (lower GI) Heme
APR Dermpath/Forensics EM/IF
MAY Pulmonary BB/TM
JUNE    

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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JULY GI (upper GI) Microbiology (bacteria/parasites/general)
AUG Neuropath BB/TM
SEPT Ovary/Placenta Lab Admin/Informatics
OCT Lymph Node/Spleen Molecular
NOV Prostate/Testes BB/TM
DEC Bone/Soft Tissue Chemistry/Toxicology
JAN Lung/Cytology Molecular
FEB Dermpath/Forensics Lab Admin/Informatics
MAR Breast Heme (to be switched)
APR Head and Neck Microbiology
MAY Endocrine BB/TM
JUNE    

Monthly Conferences:

1. Gross conference (picture format): 1/month. Resident and faculty driven

2. Unknown Cytology/Clinical Pathology conference: 1/month (alternating every month)

3. Cytology presentation: 1/month. Resident driven

4. Ineresting Case conference: 1/month (including surgpath/hemepath/cytology/blood bank/microbiology/chemistry). Resident driven

5. Unknown Surgpath conference: 1/month

6. Dermpath case review: 2-3/month

7. Hemepath presentation: 1/month. Resident driven

8. Surgpath subspecialty conference (alternating between GU, GI and Neuropath): 1/month

9. Residency conference/Chief's conference: 1/month

10. Clinical call conference: 1/month

11. Journal Club: August/November/February/May

Quarterly Conferences:

Dermpath didactics (July, Oct, Feb and assigned derm month Apr/Feb)