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Training information

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine offers 16 pathology resident positions - four in each of the PGY levels – as part of the four-year integrated training program.

The residency program includes training in laboratory management for both the academic and private sector environment, including training in medical directorship, quality management, utilization, instrumentation and information systems. Residents also have access to clinical or translational scholarship in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology and cytogenetics and molecular pathology, or for collaboration with the basic and translational research of the Feinstein Institute.

The four-year program contains integrated training in anatomic pathology (AP) and clinical pathology (CP). The training program is a 12 block schedule (four weeks for each block), which includes the following rotations:

  • Surgical pathology
  • Cytopathology
  • Infectious disease diagnostics
  • Blood banking and transfusion medicine
  • Hematology and flow cytometry
  • Clinical chemistry
  • Immunology
  • Toxicology
  • Cytogenetics and molecular pathology
  • Lab management
  • Informatics

For detailed information, download our curriculum, didactic schedule and rotation schedule.

Program facts

Highlights of our residency program include:

  • Proven track record of graduating house staff into competitive fellowship programs and successful careers in pathology
  • Convenient location on the border of Queens and Nassau counties — an easy commute to Manhattan
  • Approachable and readily-available program leadership, open to suggestions by house staff on improving the program
  • Accredited cytopathology, hematopathology and surgical pathology fellowships
  • Volume and variety of specimen material
  • Resident assignments that allow them to maximize their educational experience without the burden of an excessive workload.
  • PA positions within the program to ensure that residents can concentrate on their education and not on large volumes of specimen processing.
  • Complete AP subspecialty service based in an offsite anatomic pathology services office suite
  • Protected didactic time (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.) utilizing active learning strategies that emphasize critical thinking skills and resident participation
  • One-month “Introductory Rotation” in anatomic pathology, with two weeks at each tertiary hospital
  • The Cohen Children’s Medical Center generates high-quality material for the pediatric pathology rotation and clinical pathology rotations.
  • The Department of Dental Medicine generates a large and varied oral and maxillofacial pathology case load, especially due to its extensive outreach program.
  • Exposure to hospital-based laboratories (Long Island Jewish Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital) and a reference laboratory (Core Lab)
  • Increased opportunity for clinical consultation and interaction with the medical and nursing staff during clinical laboratory rotations.
  • Residents are exposed to specialized laboratory activities in electron microscopy, immunopathology, telepathology, flow cytometry, and special coagulation.
  • Clinical lab management rotation
  • Aperio Slide Scanner with a virtual slide study set containing greater than 1,200 slides

Subspecialty fellowships

Fellowships are available at Northwell Health in the following subspecialties: