Residency in Pathology at Northwell Health
The highly trained faculty members at the Northwell Health Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine are committed to preparing residents to practice in either an academic or community-based setting, while providing an excellent clinical experience in a supportive environment.
Resident training is a vital part of providing outstanding patient care. The department works as partners with residents in utilizing the latest technologies, research disease processes and developing new program initiatives to improve educational offerings – all things that are essential to maintaining high standards for care. Our program has been fully accredited for the past 30 years and our residents receive comprehensive combined training in anatomic and clinical pathology.
Our greatest strengths include a chair who is a nationally recognized leader in pathology education, research and lab directorship, as well as a program director and coordinator whose primary focus is serving as advocates for our trainees. This is an exceptionally transparent program and residents have multiple avenues for evaluating the program and faculty, which we encourage. These evaluations are scrutinized by the program director and used to improve the effectiveness of the educational experience. We also meet with the pathology house staff once a month to discuss any issues that arise. Our residents are our partners in providing the best educational experience available.
Residents rotate through two large tertiary hospitals (Long Island Jewish Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital), a state-of-the-art health system core laboratory, as well as the Northwell Health Anatomic Pathology Services, a stand-alone surgical pathology office suite located in the Lake Success Quadrangle.
Research opportunities are available within the department and in collaboration with the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. With more than 80,000 surgical specimens and more than 10 million billable tests, overseen by more than 40 anatomic and clinical pathologists, this team-oriented department offers extraordinary opportunities in pathology residency education.
We are very excited about our involvement with the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. The department faculty is extensively involved in the integrated two-year structure course and incorporates many of the active learning strategies utilized at the medical school into our residency program didactic sessions.
This is a department with an experienced, dedicated faculty, committed to excellence in patient care and graduate medical education, set in a nurturing and friendly environment. It’s challenging and a lot of fun!