The Department of Pathology, Molecular and Cell-Based Medicine at Mount Sinai offers exceptional training in Anatomic, Clinical, and Molecular Pathology. The Mount Sinai Health System is one of the largest in the country, providing residents and fellows the opportunity to learn from a large variety of clinical material, with an outstanding team of diagnostic pathologists.
Residents can choose from a number of tracks, including AP/CP, AP-only, CP-only, AP/NP, and a physician scientist training in experimental pathology (PSTEP), to best match their career goals.
We utilize a subspecialty sign-out system in surgical pathology to provide state of the art training in diagnostic pathology. This is supplemented by general surgical pathology experiences (VA hospital, Frozen Section Rotation). We have introduced digital pathology across the Mount Sinai System, bringing new opportunities to incorporate AI tools into the practice of diagnostic pathology. The Cytopathology division maintains a clinic where residents and fellows can gain experience in Ultrasound-Guided FNA procedures. A centralized Autopsy service with a rapid autopsy program that has become a cornerstone for research activities system-wide, and played a key role in improving our understanding of COVID-19 pathophysiology.
Our clinical laboratories are state-of-the-art, emphasizing new test development to improve the care of patients in our hospitals and clinics. Our laboratory medicine team was on the front line when COVID hit New York, quickly developing and implemented new tests for COVID-19 detection and a quantitative COVID-19 antibody test. Our Transfusion Medicine team implemented a convalescent serum program and a procedure for obtaining hyperimmune globulin for treating the disease. At each step, Mount Sinai Pathology residents have been integral to this response, playing vital roles in test development and validation.
The goal of the pathology residency is to prepare physicians not only to practice in the broad fields of pathology and laboratory medicine, but to create leaders who will change the practice of medicine. Whether by using data generated in the clinical laboratories to develop better testing or treatment algorithms, developing new mass spec-based diagnostic tests, or developing new AI-enabled tools to improve diagnostic accuracy, we provide the opportunity to use your skills to make the world a better place, one patient at a time.