Training Tracks

Residents at the NYU Department of Pathology prepare for their career opportunities through four different residency training track options: the program in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (AP/CP Track), the program in Anatomic Pathology (AP Track), and the  Anatomic Pathology and Research (AP/R; Physician Scientist Pathway). We also offer a training program in Anatomic Pathology/Neuropathology.

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency Track:

This option is open to pathology residents with diverse career goals and can be modified to meet individual objectives. The flexibility and diversity of the Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency Program Track make it equally suitable for those interested in Academic or Community Hospital Pathology practice. Pathology residents in the combined track are expected to: a) become proficient in all routine areas of Anatomic Pathology and gain exposure to the major AP subspecialty areas; b) obtain a balanced training in the four major areas of Clinical Pathology (Hematology, Blood Banking, Microbiology, and Chemistry; c) choose an area of concentration in Clinical Pathology and undertake a research project in their area of concentration; d) gain experience in laboratory management.

Anatomic Pathology Residency Track:

Residents in the Anatomic Pathology Program Track are expected to: a) become proficient in the areas of Surgical and Autopsy Pathology, Cytopathology, Gynecologic Pathology, and Dermatopathology; b) gain a solid experience in a subspecialty area of Anatomic Pathology; and c) complete one year of focused training, including a research project in the area of concentration. Pathology residents in the AP career track spend 18 months in core rotations, 6 months in elective rotations, 12 months in a specialty area of Anatomic Pathology and 12 months in a combination of service rotations and Junior Attending.

The Physician Scientist Pathway

The physician-scientist pathway in the NYU Department of Pathology is designed to train the next generation of physician scientists in pathology. The program includes extensive clinical training followed by a focused experience in a clinical subspecialty and mentored research training. This combination provides candidates with excellent clinical training that enables them to obtain board certification, develop clinical expertise in a selected area of organ pathology, and participate in a rigorous postdoctoral scientific training, which prepares them for an academic career in pathology. This program will provide intensive mentorship from both clinical and research faculty members. The goal is to create physician scientists who have solid clinical expertise in pathology and their own independent research program.

The program is open to MD or MD-PhD graduates who have a strong interest in an academic clinical research career in pathology. The candidate will complete an AP (anatomic pathology) residency and be offered acceptance into a two or three year postdoctoral training program, contingent upon approval of yearly progress reports by the chairman of pathology.

Anatomic/Neuropathology Residency Track:

Our program offers an extraordinary opportunity to see a large number and wide variety of CNS tumors. Furthermore, a number of the Department of Pathology faculty perform research in areas related to neuropathology. We provide a combined AP/NP program leading to eligibility for combined certification in Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology.