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Pathology Residency Program

Overview

The Pathology Residency training program is located primarily at the Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) in New Brunswick, New Jersey. This site includes Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, the Bristol Meyers Squibb Children’s Hospital (BMSCH), and The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ), which serve the greater central New Jersey region. Residents spend the vast majority of their experience at RWJUH. The department is also affiliated with the Middlesex County Medical Examiners Office, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Cooper University Hospital, Camden, New Jersey.

Approximately one month of each year is spent at our affiliate, Cooper Hospital in Camden. The Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine is responsible for all diagnostic laboratory and tissue work required for the care of the patients of the main hospital, BMSCH, and CINJ. The Department of Pathology is under the direction of the chairman who is responsible for all clinical, research, and the educational endeavors of the department. The departmental patient care functions are divided into Anatomic Pathology, which includes Surgical Pathology, Cytopathology, and the Autopsy Service, and Clinical Pathology which includes Hemostasis and Thrombosis, Hematology/Hematopathology, Microbiology, Molecular Pathology, Transfusion Medicine, Cytogenetics and Molecular Diagnostics. Residents also spend time at the New Jersey Sharing Network for exposure to pre-and post-transplant immune monitoring.

The faculty of the Department of Pathology includes pathologists with interests in patient care and laboratory management, as well as scholars in all subspecialty areas within pathology. The department also includes faculty involved in basic science research. The fundamental goal of the residency program in pathology is to provide a superior training experience in all the disciplines encompassing pathology. The program is designed to provide comprehensive training for those residents pursuing the combined anatomic and clinical pathology programs (AP/CP-4). The physician graduating our 4 year program will be able to obtain fellowship training or achieve certification in anatomic and/or clinical pathology and practice as a junior staff member. In addition, all residents are encouraged to explore avenues of research that are of interest to them, as well as areas of special competencies in which members of our faculty may act as mentors.

Billie Fyfe, M.D.
Director, Pathology Residency Program