A fully approved four-year residency program in anatomic and clinical pathology is offered at Scott & White. Emphasis is given to one-on-one teaching with residents at all levels working closely with the staff. In the anatomic pathology rotations, diagnostic skills in surgical pathology are emphasized. The exposure to large numbers of frozen sections instills an attitude of confidence that will be more than adequate preparation for future dealings with surgical colleagues. Residents have input in the development of their curriculum in the fourth year. Opportunities for experience in administration, computerization (with internet access for each resident at his/her own desk), molecular pathology (including FISH and PCR, sequencing and microarray technology), reference laboratory programs, cytogenetics, immunohistochemistry, fine needle aspirations, and medical student teaching considerably broaden the scope of the program. Numerous research opportunities exist within the Pathology Department. A broad range of conferences are available for resident attendance. The conference schedule includes a planned two-year core curriculum of AP and CP teaching conferences given by both staff and residents, multi-disciplinary tumor boards, and diagnostic Surgical Pathology conferences.
Positions are available for eight residents. Fellowship positions in Hematopathology, Cytopathology, and Surgical Pathology are also available.
Scott & White Healthcare is a fully integrated health system and is the largest multi-specialty practice in Texas, and one of the largest group practices in the nation. Recently, Scott & White announced plans to merge with Baylor Healthcare to form the Baylor Scott & White Health System which will create the largest non-profit health system in Texas. Currently, Scott & White employs more than 1,000 physicians and research scientists who care for patients covering 29,000 square miles across Central Texas. Scott & White has a 640-bed Level I Trauma acute care facility in Temple, and owns, partners, or manages 12 hospital sites, including a new Children’s Hospital, two additional announced facilities, more than 65 clinics and a 215,000+ member health plan. The institution is concerned with both primary and tertiary care and is the major teaching facility for the Texas A&M University College of Medicine Health Science Center with over 400 medical residents and fellows in Scott & White Graduate Medical Education Programs. The anatomic and clinical pathology laboratory is extensively automated and performs approximately 4.7 million tests annually. The anatomic pathology laboratory examines over 52,000 surgical specimens per year of which approximately 2,615 are submitted for frozen section analysis. There are over 2,600 fine needle aspirations per year, both aspirates of superficial lesions performed by the pathology staff as well as deep-seated lesions aspirated by interventional clinicians. There are over 47,000 other cytology specimens (including over 3,500 non GYN) and approximately 40 post-mortem examinations per year. One electron microscope is utilized within the department. All electronic databases, books and journal titles are IP address authenticated, making it possible to access them from anywhere on the S&W network. Access to the Texas A &M library is granted to all S&W residents, fellows, and faculty members. The S&W pathology residency training program also offers top ranked, integrated molecular facilities with state-of-the-art microarray and Next Generation Sequencing capabilities.
Temple is a Central Texas city with an approximate population of 65,000. Located between Dallas and San Antonio on Interstate 35, Temple is a transportation center, getting its start as a division center for the Santa Fe Railroad. A large variety of light industry is present in the city. In addition, there is Temple College, The University of Mary-Hardin Baylor, the Cultural Activities Center, a civic theater, over 50 parks and outdoor facilities, and two large lakes nearby. The climate is moderate with average January temperatures ranging from 36 to 61 and average August temperatures ranging from 71 to 96.