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Program Strengths

  • Proven track record of graduating house staff into competitive fellowship programs and successful careers in pathology
  • Convenient location on the border of Queens and Nassau counties — An easy commute from Manhattan
  • Approachable and readily available program leadership, open to suggestions by house staff on improving the program
  • Accredited cytopathology and hematopathology fellowship programs
  • Volume and variety of specimen material
  • The residents have specific assignments enabling them to acquire the maximum learning experience, but they are not expected to deal with an excessive work load. A total of twelve approved PA positions between the two tertiary hospitals ensure that the residents can concentrate on their educational experience and not on the processing of large volumes of specimens.
  • While on anatomic pathology rotations, residents attend the Daily Case Review Session during which they not only view but are active participants in discussions relating to all problem and interesting cases as well as all cancer cases.
  • Complete AP subspecialty service based in an offsite anatomic pathology services office suite
  • All residents, irrespective of their rotation assignments at the time, attend and participate in certain key teaching conferences which are mandatory for all residents.
  • Protected didactic time (M-F 8-9AM) utilizing active learning strategies that emphasize critical thinking skills and resident participation
  • One-month “Introductory Rotation” in anatomic pathology, with two weeks at each tertiary hospital
  • The Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York generates high-quality material for the pediatric pathology rotation and clinical pathology rotations.
  • The Department of Dental Medicine generates a large and varied oral and maxillofacial pathology case load, especially due to its extensive outreach program.
  • State-of-the-art molecular pathology and cytogenetics laboratory
  • Exposure to hospital-based laboratories (LIJ & NSUH) and a reference laboratory (Core Lab)
  • Increased opportunity for clinical consultation and interaction with the medical and nursing staff during clinical laboratory rotations.
  • Residents are exposed to specialized laboratory activities in electron microscopy, immunopathology, telepathology, flow cytometry, and special coagulation.
  • Clinical lab management rotation
  • Aperio Slide Scanner with a virtual slide study set containing greater than 1200 slides
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