Residency

We will be accepting applications through the AAMC’s computerized ERAS (Electronic Residency Application System) for July 2021 on October 21, 2020.

Overview

The pathology residency program at UT Health San Antonio is a four-year, combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology program. The overall goal of the Pathology Residency Program is to provide comprehensive training in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine.

The training program provides an appropriate balance between service obligations and educational opportunities. The residents are provided with opportunities and are expected to take ownership of patient case material and function as integral members of the health care team.

The Pathology Residency Training Program at UT Health San Antonio provides opportunities in postgraduate training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology by utilizing the facilities of the University Hospital, Audie Murphy Veterans Hospital, and UT Health for core rotations. This experience is augmented by rotations at South Texas Dermatopathology Laboratory, and the Bexar County Forensic Sciences Center. The main objective of the training program is to prepare medical and osteopathic doctorates for the practice of Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and to provide a setting in which teaching and research activities may be pursued.

Curriculum: Required and Electives Rotations 2020

In addition, advanced fellowship training in Hematopathology, Transfusion Medicine, Cytopathology, and Surgical Pathology are also available. The varied patient population at our two main teaching hospitals and the activities at the research laboratories at UT Health  provide an environment in which this goal may be accomplished so that all residents may be board eligible in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology with up to four years of post-graduate training for medical school graduates.

Meeting American Board of Pathology Requirements

For AP/CP trainees, the program is structured to meet ABP requirements of at least 18 months of training in both Anatomic and Clinical Pathology with additional elective time that may be customized dependent upon the trainee’s goals and needs as long as the electives meet both ABP and UTHSA requirements. In anatomic or clinical pathology, additional two to six week long electives are available, as well as advanced electives in other topics covered by core rotations. All electives must meet residency Program Director approval with written specific goals and objectives and faculty supervision.

Research

All residents are encouraged to participate in clinical research with subspecialty oriented diagnostic pathologists in surgical pathology, cytopathology and clinical pathology. Additional opportunities for both basic and clinical research are available with faculty who have varied research interests.

During residency, each resident is expected to undertake and complete a scientific project to be published as a peer-reviewed state or national abstract/paper. This is to give the residents exposure and experience in formulating hypotheses, working through a well-controlled project and organizing data suitable for publication.

Conferences

The Resident conferences have been organized to provide a combination of didactic lectures in AP/CP, working conferences to review the most recent cases, and exposure to basic research and quality assurance.

Description of Conferences
Sample Schedule of Conferences 

Teaching

Residents have opportunities for teaching experience in their interaction with fourth year medical students and residents from other fields while they are on pathology rotations. Residents also participate in the teaching of the small group lab sessions within the preclinical medical student pathology course.  Advanced teaching experiences are available based on the resident’s interest.

Summary

The overall design of this residency training program has been accomplished after many hours of work by contributing faculty and the Program Effectiveness Committee composed of resident, fellow and faculty representatives. The combination of structured core rotations and less structured, advanced level training provides residents with a strong basic fund of knowledge while allowing pursuit of individual interests and career goals.

Application Information

AP-CP Pathology San Antonio Interest (PDF)

Our current residents

Recent Graduates (PDF)

Contact us:

Leslie J. Greebon, M.D.
Director Pathology Residency Program
UT Health San Antonio Dept. of Pathology
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900
Tel. 210-567-4115

Ginger Blaha
Residency Programs Coordinator
Phone: (210) 567-4115
Fax: (210) 567-2367

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Dedicated Faculty

Our faculty members are committed to providing an outstanding education through bedside clinical teaching experiences as well as mentoring.

We provide a comprehensive curriculum that trains our graduates to be outstanding clinicians, educators and leaders in the field of Pathology.

Message from the Chair
Message from our Residency Director