Didactic sessions for the residents are typically offered four mornings per week from 730-830am.  The content based topics follow a 2-year planned curriculum that repeats such that each resident experiences the full didactic cycle twice.  The typical 2-year curriculum can be seen below.


July 2019 Conferences




even AP CP
JULY CardioVascular Microbiology (Mycobacteria, nocardia, actinomyces/ fungi/viruses)
AUG Gynecological (uterus, cervix) Heme
SEPT Breast Lab Admin / Informatics
OCT Liver / Pancreas Molecular
NOV GU (bladder/renal) BB/TM
DEC Neuropath Chemistry / Toxicology
JAN Cytology Molecular
FEB GI (lower GI) Lab Admin / Informatics
MAR Bone / Soft Tissue Heme
APR Dermpath/Forensics EM/IF
MAY Pulmonary BB /TM


odd AP CP
JULY GI (upperGI) Microbiology (bacteria/parasites/general)
AUG Neuropath BB/TM
SEPT Ovary / Placenta Lab Admin / Informatics
OCT Lymph Node / Spleen Molecular
NOV Prostate / Testes BB/TM
DEC Bone / Soft Tissue Chemistry / Toxicology
JAN Lung/Cytology Molecular
FEB DermPath / Forensics Lab Admin / Informatics
MAR Breast Heme
APR Head and Neck Microbiology
MAY Endocrine BB / TM

Monthly Conferences:                                                                                                                                                 

  1. Gross Conference (picture format): 1/month. Resident driven
  2. Unknown Cytology/Clinical Pathology conference X: 1/month (alternating every month)
  3. Cytology presentation: 1/month. Resident driven
  4. Interesting case conference: 1/month: (including surgpath/hemepath/cytology/bloodbank/microbiology/chemistry) Resident driven
  5. Unknown surgpath conference: 1/month
  6. DermPath Case Review: 1/month
  7. Heme path presentation: 1/month. Resident driven
  8. Surgpath subspecialty conference (alternating between GU, GI and Breast): 1/month
  9. Residency Conference/ Chief’s Conference: 1/month

Quarterly Conferences:

DermPath Didactics Jul, Oct, Feb and assigned derm month: Apr/Feb)