Curriculum

Our program includes rotations at hospitals within the Mount Sinai Health System, and a series of comprehensive lectures covering the essential aspects of anatomic, clinical, and molecular pathology. Rotations at multiple hospitals inside and outside of the Mount Sinai Health System with widely varied material are provided to ensure adequate exposure of the residents to the latest advancements in pathology. The hospitals include: Mount Sinai Health System hospitals, the James J. Peters VA Medical Center (VAMC), a general hospital; and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, an acute care and community teaching hospital. A rotation with the New York City Medical Examiner's Office ensures exposure to forensic pathology.

Residents are encouraged to function as clinical consultants through a program of graded responsibility over the four years. Anatomic and clinical rotations are integrated to provide continuous training (core 18 months anatomic pathology, 18 months clinical pathology in the AP/CP track, with 12 months of additional training in anatomic or clinical pathology, up to 6 months of which can be used for full-time research).

Each resident is assigned a faculty advisor at the beginning of the residency. Faculty advisors foster a close relationship between faculty and residents, and are available to discuss evaluations, career planning, and research projects.

Rotations

Anatomic Pathology Rotations

Rotation

Site

Autopsy

Mount Sinai, VAMC

Cytopathology

Mount Sinai Hospital, Englewood, PACC

Dermatopathology

Mount Sinai Hospital

Forensic Pathology

NYC Medical Examiner

Neuropathology

Mount Sinai Hospital

Pediatric Pathology    

Mount Sinai Hospital

Surgical Pathology-General

VAMC, Englewood, Mount Sinai West

Surgical Pathology-Subspecialties

Mount Sinai Hospital

 
Clinical Pathology Rotations

   

Blood Bank

Mount Sinai Hospital

Clinical Chemistry & Immunopathology

Mount Sinai Hospital

Cytogenetics & Cytogenomics

Mount Sinai Hospital

Flow cytometry

Mount Sinai Hospital

Hematology / Coagulation

Mount Sinai Hospital

Hematopathology

Mount Sinai Hospital

Laboratory Management

Mount Sinai, Englewood

Medical Informatics

Mount Sinai Hospital

Microbiology

Mount Sinai, VAMC

Molecular Pathology

Mount Sinai Hospital


Surgical Pathology Subspecialty Rotations

   

Breast Pathology

Mount Sinai Hospital

ENT/Endocrine Pathology

Mount Sinai Hospital

Frozen Section Pathology

Mount Sinai Hospital

Gastrointestinal Pathology

Mount Sinai Hospital

Genito-Urinary Pathology

Mount Sinai, VAMC

Liver Pathology

Mount Sinai, VAMC

Oral Maxillofacial Pathology

Mount Sinai Hospital

Renal Pathology / Electron Microscopy

Mount Sinai Hospital

Soft Tissue & Bone Pathology

Mount Sinai Hospital

Thoracic Pathology

Mount Sinai Hospital


Didactics

We provide a series of comprehensive lectures covering the essential aspects of anatomic, clinical, and molecular pathology. We consider these didactics to be protected time, allowing you to be excused from their clinical duties. Each component of the didactic curriculum is taught by renowned experts on the topic. Visitors are welcome.

Residents, fellows, and medical students rotating on the service from the Icahn School of Medicine or visiting from outside institutions participate in the following conferences:

  • The Anatomic Pathology Didactic Series covers topics ranging from general pathology to organ-system based pathology and molecular pathology. Lectures are taught by faculty who specialize in the covered topics.
  • The Clinical Pathology Didactic Series covers the essentials of clinical chemistry, blood banking, microbiology, hematology, cytogenetics, and laboratory management. Lectures are taught by faculty who specialize in the covered topics.
  • The Clinical Pathology Case Presentation Series allows residents to hone their presentation and teaching skills, while performing an in-depth investigation (with faculty mentorship) on one of their clinical cases.
  • The Weekly Unknown Slide Conference consists of a review of interesting and educational cases. Faculty will provide a tray of slides and short clinical history. The residents preview the slides and formulate a diagnosis. The cases are reviewed and discussed using a projection microscope with the faculty member, residents, and fellows.
  • The Thursday Rotating Conference includes subspecialty slide conferences (cytology, hematopathology, dermatopathology, neuropathology), gross conferences (autopsy, surgical pathology), laboratory management and research methodology.