Introduction and Philosophy
NYU Winthrop Hospital Pathology is able to provide an optimal pathologist-to-resident ratio which allows for an excellent learning opportunity for our residents. With 50,000 surgical pathology specimens along with 5,500 cytopathology specimens, approximately 100 autopsies and over 5 million clinical specimens processed annually, the residents are exposed to a wide variety of cases in all disciplines of pathology.
Active learning, across the full spectrum of disease, is enhanced by protected time to attend regularly scheduled conferences. A two-year curriculum covers all organ systems with didactic lectures, slide review, case-based Clinical Pathology (CP) on-call conference and board review conferences. Complex and difficult cases are regularly reviewed at multi-headed slide conferences, which increase the residents' exposure to case material. In addition to conventional lectures and conferences, residents attend and participate in quality improvement projects, autopsy quality assurance, radiology-pathology conferences, surgical morbidity and mortality, multidisciplinary tumor boards, journal club and quarterly research meetings.
The comprehensive Clinical Pathology Program is supported by a full-service hospital laboratory that processes over 5 million specimens annually. With an impressive MD and PhD faculty, expert instruction is offered, and didactic lectures and board review conferences enhance exposure to an enormous amount of clinical material in the lab and at the bedside. Residents participate in on-call decision making. Quality improvement and lab management strategies are incorporated into the curriculum, and a wide variety of interdisciplinary activities round out the total learning experience.
Residents present seminars on chosen topics and participate in all levels of departmental research activity. All pathology residents present their research projects at the annual NYU Winthrop House Staff Research Day, and in local and national meetings. NYU Winthrop pathology residents publish in refereed journals during their training period.
The department has an elective policy for residents to pursue their individual areas of interest for their subspecialty fellowships. Our graduates have been successful in securing competitive fellowships and job placement.