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Residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Staten Island University Hospital

Staten Island University Hospital is a 714-bed, progressive, state-of-the-art teaching facility. The hospital is recognized nationally for its quality of clinical care, including a top-ranked Cardiothoracic Surgery Program, Regional Burn Center, New York state-designated Stroke Center, and an ASBS-designated Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.

Founded in 1861, Staten Island University Hospital is a member of Northwell Health, and enjoys academic affiliations with the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell as well as SUNY (Downstate) medical school.

Our four-year AP/CP training program is designed to provide residents with current concepts and techniques of pathology in the setting of a university medical center hospital. It is built around a structured core of required rotations, but is flexible enough to allow the pursuit of individual interests (through elective rotations and research). All residents, irrespective of their rotation assignments at the time, attend and participate in certain key teaching conferences, which are mandatory for all residents. Residents are exposed to specialized laboratory activities in Immunopathology, Flow Cytometry, Special Coagulation, Molecular Virology and Toxicology. 

We provide a variety of lab services, including home phlebotomy, lab collection centers, reference testing, and consultative and informatics.

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Residents will have progressive responsibility over the course of their four years of training. For example, during their senior year, residents will function as a "pre-attending" and will be responsible for running the gross pathology/frozen section room, assigning cases to junior residents, and giving mini learning presentations. They will perform all consults for therapeutic apheresis and phlebotomy (both inpatient and outpatient). They will review these consults with a transfusion medicine attending in order to formulate a patient care plan including treatment of adverse reactions. Senior residents will determine donor eligibility, and they will participate in quality assurance and regulatory functions, etc.

Residents will attend local and national professional meetings and conferences. Research will be encouraged and supported, and findings can be presented at national meetings. Training will include participation in standing hospital committees. Also, since the program director is a CAP team leader, residents will have the unique opportunity to accompany him on CAP inspections.

Application process

The borough of Staten Island has the highest per capita income of all five boroughs of NYC and housing is affordable, but having your own transportation is a must!

Our program has accreditation from the ACGME, and we participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Applications will be accepted via Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Paper applications will not be accepted. Fourth year medical students should contact their medical school dean's office for more information.

In order to apply to our program, you must send us the following materials via ERAS:

  • USMLE scores
  • Dean's letter
  • Official medical school transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation, at least one of which should be from a Pathology faculty member.