Training and Education Programs- Overview

Overview: Pathology Residency Training Program at Jackson Memorial Hospital and the University of Miami

  • The Pathology Residency Training Program at Jackson Memorial Hospital/ University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine is a fully-accredited four-year program that integrates Anatomic pathology and Clinical pathology rotations under the supervision of over 30 full-time teaching faculty.
  • The Anatomic Pathology Resident Training includes rotations in autopsy pathology, cytopathology, forensic pathology and subspecialty surgical pathology organized according to specific organ systems including breast, dermatopathology, endocrine, GYN, GI, GU, head and neck, liver/pancreas, neuropathology, pediatric pathology and renal pathology.
  • The Clinical Pathology Resident Training Program includes rotations in clinical chemistry, cytogenetics, hematology/flow cytometry, hematopathology, laboratory medicine/information systems, medical microbiology, molecular biology, special coagulation, blood banking/transfusion medicine. Included in these rotations are experiences in special techniques such as flow cytometry, histology and rapid tissue processing, molecular biology, laboratory management and medical informatics.
  • The educational experience also includes a year-long systems-based didactic sessions, problem-based microscopic conferences, resident-presented cases conferences and journal clubs and tumor boards. Well-developed, HIPPA-compliant hospital computer programs provide ready access to patient imaging studies and laboratory results to further facilitate clinico-pathological correlations and pathological interpretations.
  • Research activities include the expectation of submission of an abstract to a national meeting. Most residents submit and present two abstracts for national meetings, most of which cumulate in a manuscript submission. The Department offers a year-long research fellowship during or upon completion of the residency training. In addition, research experiences in the departmental research facilities.
  • The Pathology Residency Training Program is approved for twenty-two (22) resident positions by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and fulfills the requirements of the American Board of Pathology (Program Number: 3001121075). Currently, we have 21 full-time residents and 12 fellows in the 2018-2019 training year.
  • ACGME-accredited one-year fellowships include Cytopathology, Hematopathology, Pediatric Pathology, Blood banking/Transfusion Medicine, Molecular Genetic Pathology Surgical Pathology, Surgical Pathology Subspecialties, and Research. Forensic Pathology fellowships are offered at the adjacent Dade County Medical Examiner’s office.