Rush University Medical Center offers an ACGME-approved program in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. Residents spend month-long rotations in each of 15 disciplines. The anatomic pathology portion includes autopsy rotations in-house and 2 months of forensic pathology at the Office of the Medical Examiner of Cook County. Surgical pathology is divided into 7 subspecialty sign-out areas. Clinical pathology training includes 3 months in the core laboratory, 2 months of laboratory management and rotations in blood banking, microbiology, molecular diagnostics, and other labs.
Four per year (AP/CP).
Rush University Medical Center is located on a 33-acre campus with a 684-bed hospital and colleges of medicine, nursing, health sciences, and graduate studies. There are over 650 residents and fellows and more than 500 medical students at Rush. The Department of Pathology provides services to the hospital and serves as the academic department for the medical school. Over 100 autopsies, 40,000 surgical pathology cases, 10,000 cytology cases and more than 2,000,000 clinical laboratory tests are done annually.
Residents are provided with a desk, computer, and microscope. The anatomic pathology area has seven multiheaded microscopes including one with video projection, a fluorescent microscope, and an electron microscope. The clinical labs include chemistry, microbiology, molecular diagnostics, flow cytometry and HLA testing facility, blood bank and cytogenetics.
Rush University Medical Center is just west of downtown Chicago, a beautiful city on the shore of Lake Michigan with many cultural, entertainment and dining venues.