MedStar Health/Georgetown University Hospital

Program Information

Our residency is a fully accredited and broadly based program of anatomic pathology and clinical pathology. The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is a component of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, a major referral base that includes strong clinical services and the Lombardi Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer center. We are committed to offer a flexible program tailored to meet the academic needs of the individual resident. The program provides training in general surgical pathology, cytopathology, autopsy pathology, neuropathology and hematopathology. Specialized diagnostic laboratory training in anatomic pathology is available in our electron microscopy, immunohistochemistry and molecular diagnostics laboratories. A full clinical pathology program is provided and includes rotations through Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Transfusion Medicine, Microbiology and Laboratory Management. Specialized experiences in telepathology, informatics and tranplant pathology are available. Research in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine comprises a variety of creative scientific approaches in the fields of DNA tumor virology, molecular genetics of cancer, gene regulation and molecular immunology. The Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is a comprehensive diagnostic service facility which uses new, probe-based approaches for diagnostic pathology. Residents are exposed to the techniques of molecular biology, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization and polymerase chain reaction. There are numerous research and teaching opportunities for residents throughout their training.

 

The program trains 12-14 residents in any given year. We accept three PGY1s in AP/CP each year.

 

FACILITIES The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine provides diagnostic pathology service to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is the principal clinical facility for patient care and undergraduate and graduate medical education of Georgetown University. In fulfilling its service responsibilities, the Department of Pathology annually performs approximately 65 autopsies, analyzes 15,000 surgical pathology specimens, 3,000 molecular diagnostic tests and 5,000 cytology specimens, including fine needle aspirations (FNA). The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is centrally housed in the Medical Dental Building of the Georgetown University Medical Center and occupies additional new research facilities adjacent to the Medical Library. The Clinical Laboratories, Surgical Pathology suite, Histopathology Laboratory and Division of Cytopathology are housed in the Main Hospital and Lombardi Cancer Center and provide excellent facilities for conducting diagnostic studies and residency training.

 

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is located on the Georgetown University Medical Center campus, steps away from the historic main campus in Northwest Washington, DC. The DC metropolitan area attracts a large number of courses and national meetings each year, and the proximity to the NIH and Red Cross National Headquarters affords many exceptional opportunities for collaboration and education. Cultural opportunities abound in metropolitan Washington DC through museums, local and national theater companies, fine dining, sporting events and embassy sponsored events. Metrorail and Metrobus offer easy access to downtown locations and extend outward into Maryland and Virginia. Georgetown is a short commute to the residential neighborhoods in Washington DC and the surrounding Maryland and Virginia suburbs.

Application Instructions

Applicants to the anatomic and clinical pathology residency program should be completing or have completed an MD or DO degree, passed USMLE Steps 1, 2CS and 2CK and, if applicable, have ECFMG certification. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital sponsors the J-1 visa.

Eligibility

Applicants to the anatomic and clinical pathology residency program should be completing or have completed an MD or DO degree, passed USMLE Steps 1, 2CS and 2CK and, if applicable, have ECFMG certification. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital sponsors the J-1 visa.

Stipend

Base salaries for all trainees at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital are set by the Office of Graduate Medical Education according to PGY level. Optional health benefits, life and disability insurance, flexible spending and retirement plan enrollment are available to all trainees. Parking is provided. In addition, the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine offers supplemental funding for meeting and conference travel, educational materials and other expenses associated with residency training. Residents are encouraged and supported to attend a one-week review course once during the four-year training program.