The University of Maryland Medical System/Hospital and its affiliated hospitals, Veterans Affairs Medical Center/Baltimore, and the Medical Examiner’s Office/State of Maryland, offer fully approved four year programs for residents in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, or both. Residents are provided a mandatory three-year core program in the basic principles of anatomic and clinical pathology. Rotations also include hematopathology, neuropathology, dermatopathology, renal pathology and molecular diagnostics. Individuals pursuing an interest in academic pathology with emphasis on research will be encouraged to begin their research activities in the second and/or third year of training. Advanced training allows the opportunity for elective time in order to encourage individual potential interests; to meet requirements adapted to individual needs and experience; as well as to meet requirements of the American Board of Pathology. Electives may include unique opportunities in which to train among specialists in the University of Maryland Cancer Center and the National Cancer Institute’s Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis (Bethesda, MD). Senior training (yr 3-4) includes rotations at the affiliate hospitals, the Medical Examiner’s Office, electron microscopy, and cytogenetics. The Medical Examiner’s Office also offers a fully accredited one-year training program in forensic pathology for those who have completed anatomic pathology training. Fully accredited cytopathology training program is also available, as is fellowship training in hematopathology.
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