Residency

We will be accepting applications through the AAMC’s computerized ERAS (Electronic Residency Application System) for July 2022 on October 1, 2021.

OPEN HOUSE – Anatomic & Clinical Pathology Residency Candidates for 2022                                                                  Please join us September 29, 2021  5pm CST (Central Standard Time) at the following link.

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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 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.


Curriculum:

Pathology residents experience hands-on, active learning. An individualized, flexible training schedule with integrated Anatomic and Clinical pathology rotations throughout training helps residents achieve their career goals and provide a well-rounded experience.  Rotations are most often completed in 4 week rotation blocks, though various 2 week rotations and electives are available.

The combined AP/CP program requires four years of training and includes approximately 24-month core program in anatomic pathology and a 19-month core program in clinical pathology. Approximately 5-6 months of elective time are available as a PGY2-PGY4s with opportunities available in numerous subspecialty areas. A one month elective at another training institution may be pursued if desired. A one month elective can also be utilized as protected research time or a dedicated lab management rotation.

Core surgical pathology rotations are performed as general pathology sign out with routine subspecialty sign out for gynecologic pathology and neuropathology. General surgical pathology rotation cycles include:

VA (2 day cycle)

  1. Preview
  2. Sign out/ Gross

UHS (4 day cycle)

  1. Frozens
  2. Grossing
  3. Preview  + Gynecologic Path & Neuropath subspecialty sign out- mornings
  4. Sign out

Additional subspecialty/ organ based surgical pathology experiences are available as electives.  Autopsy is comprised of 4 week rotations for a total of 3 months, where the last rotation is combined with forensic pathology at the Bexar County Medical Examiner.  Core rotations in clinical pathology provides hands on experience in daily clinical diagnostic challenges and experiences in laboratory management.

Many core rotations allow for advancing autonomy and graduated responsibility. The Advanced Surgical Pathology rotation allows senior residents to be acting surgical pathology fellows with corresponding duties. The core Advanced Clinical Pathology rotation allows a trainee graduated experience as the acting “medical director” who covers diagnostic interpretations/consultations in hematopathology, clinical chemistry, microbiology, transfusion medicine and all laboratory management/ quality issues

         Required and Electives Rotations 2020

Sample Block Schedule

Fellowships:

Advanced fellowship training in Clinical Informatics, Cytopathology, Hematopathology, Surgical Pathology, and Transfusion Medicine are also available.

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.

Resources & Additional Perks:

Each resident within the resident room is provided a personal desk, microscope, web cam, and dictation microphone.

A personal book fund of $800 is provided for each resident per year for pathology-related texts/resources.

An additional travel & registration fund is provided for residents who present and attend state or national meetings.

The pathology program provides individual subscriptions to PathPrimer (question bank), Expert Consult (Digital Pathology Text Books), Immunoquery, and the ASCP University of Pathology Informatics certificate course.

A shared physical & digital pathology library of pathology texts is maintained and updated.

UTHSCSA provides on line database access to various resources including, but not limited to PubMed, OVID, Up to Date, and full access to online text books through Clinical Key.

Catered lunch is provided along with protected educational time during daily noon didactics.

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 Meet Our Faculty (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