The Lillian and Henry M. Stratton-Hans Popper Department of Pathology, Molecular and Cell-Based Medicine, offers exceptional training in anatomic, clinical, and molecular pathology. The Mount Sinai Health System has a specimen volume nearly three times that of any other medical institution in the region, allowing trainees to see a wide variety of rare and esoteric specimens. An array of general and subspecialty rotations in anatomic and clinical pathology allow trainees to experience pathology in a variety of settings—a subspecialty-based academic medical center (The Mount Sinai Hospital), urban community hospitals (Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, Mount Sinai West), suburban community hospitals (Elmhurst), ambulatory care center (PACC), and the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office. With the resources and facilities within the Mount Sinai Health System, we provide unmatched training in diagnostic and research pathology, with access to the country’s most interesting and complex cases.
The goal of the pathology residency is to prepare physicians to practice in the broad field of pathology and laboratory medicine, utilizing a combination of practical and didactic experiences. Exposure to new and developing technologies in pathology (e.g. medical informatics, molecular and genetic pathology), focused subspecialty training, and graduated responsibility for patient care are integral to the program.
Fitting the broad scope of the modern practice of pathology, a number of distinct tracks are offered. We offer 4-year AP/CP, 3-year AP-only, 3-year CP-only, and a 2-year AP/NP. Most residents opt for the traditional four-year AP/CP program. In addition, we also offer a physician-scientist track in experimental pathology. This is optimal for those interested in either academic or community hospital pathology. The three-year tracks are for those interested in subspecialty or investigative pathology (either anatomic pathology or laboratory medicine). The AP/NP track is linked with our ACGME-accredited neuropathology fellowship. An academic track in any of the three or four year programs can include up to six months of laboratory research.