Residency training opportunities include those leading to certification in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology or combined certification in AP/CP.
Most residents follow a combined AP/CP program which encompasses four years. In accordance with the department's philosophy, the program consists of a core segment of rotations through each of the major service divisions (autopsy, surgical pathology, cytopathology, hematology, immunology, blood-banking) followed by elective and advanced service rotations tailored to the individual needs of the resident.
The core rotations encompass the first three years with elective or advanced rotations in the senior year. In each of the rotations, residents are given increasing responsibilities commensurate with their level of training and competence.
Rotations and electives are spent in UC Health University Hospital, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the Hamilton County Coroner's Office, Hoxworth Blood Center and the laboratory of Drake Center.
Evaluations of residents’ performance are carried out at the end of each rotation. Evaluations are performed by the faculty and staff and are reviewed by the program director during the semi-annual and annual reviews. The residents also evaluate the faculty, rotation and the program anonymously.