Pathology Resident Life
Residency at NYU Langone’s Department of Pathology is about more than just academics. We know that residents need a healthy work–life balance in order to thrive, and we host programs to foster camaraderie and wellness both on and off campus.
A Typical Day in Residency
A typical day starts off with a morning didactic (either lecture-based or at the microscope), followed by clinical duties. For first-year residents at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, this usually consists of surgical pathology sign-out, followed by either grossing or previewing cases. When the residents are at Tisch Hospital on subspecialty surgical pathology rotations, they have a three- to four-day cycle depending on the subspecialty. They gross on one of those days.
On clinical pathology rotations, the morning is generally spent in the laboratory, working alongside technicians and developing an understanding of the various methodologies used in modern laboratory medicine. Afternoons are usually spent with the laboratory director, who provides one-on-one lectures on various topics and reviews interesting cases.
Living in New York City
New York City is a culturally diverse city with many opportunities that our residents take advantage of during training. Happy hours, Broadway shows, museum trips, music concerts, cultural festivals, and city parks (including the 840-acre Central Park) are some of the many things we enjoy. Public transportation to most of the city is easily accessible from our location in Midtown Manhattan.
There is a strong sense of camaraderie in our program and department. Our residents enjoy hanging out at work as well as organizing activities outside of the hospital.
In addition to department-sponsored events and parties, our program has a Resident Wellness Committee with its own allocated funds to use for various events. Past events have included ping pong, dim sum, escape rooms, ice skating, and group museum trips.
NYU Langone provides housing assistance and other resources to our residents, with a number of subsidized apartments located near campus. Apartments are offered based on a lottery system, with highest priority given to incoming postgraduate year 1 (PGY-1) residents from outside the New York City metro area. As housing is not guaranteed, NYU Langone also provides assistance in obtaining off-campus housing through a lease guaranty program and discounts with select brokers.